Amy Schumer and Emily Ratajkowski Arrested for Protesting Kavanaugh
If you’ve been keeping up with the news lately, you know that just last week Dr. Christine Blasey Ford bravely came forward with sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Americans all over the country, particularly women, were understandably infuriated by Kavanaugh’s behavior, as described by Dr. Ford. Well, now that the FBI Investigation on him is complete and key voters don’t seem to be changing their minds and will most likely still vote to put him on the Supreme Court, protesters are taking to the streets to stand firm in their belief that the 53-year-old should NOT be confirmed. And yes, that includes some very well-known celebs.
Amy Schumer, for example, went out to Washington D.C. on Oct. 4 to join protestors and make her voice heard. According to TMZ, the comedienne was protesting inside of the Senate building when a police officer walked up to her and asked her if she wanted to be arrested. While holding up a “We Believe Anita Hill” sign, Amy said yes.
Here is @amyschumer telling cops she *wants* to be arrested.
Cop asks “Do you want to be arrested?”
Save this for the “I can’t believe I was arrested for free speech!” Tweet from her soon. pic.twitter.com/TLGaDAyh1T
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) October 4, 2018
But wait, the drama didn’t end there! TMZ also added that Amy was “seen in a lineup against a wall, where she and others, including Emily Ratajkowski, were being detained” later on in the day. Say whaaat?!
A Capitol Police spokeswoman told The Wrap that 293 people were arrested for unlawfully demonstrating in the atrium of the Senate building. All were charged with “Crowding, Obstructing, or Incommoding,” so it’s very possible that both Amy and Emily were part of that group. As a result, they will be charged a $50 fine for the misdemeanor offense.
Following their arrest, the model took to Twitter to update her followers. She posted a photo of herself holding a sign that said “Respect female existence or expect our resistance” and captioned it, “Today I was arrested protesting the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, a man who has been accused by multiple women of sexual assault. Men who hurt women can no longer be placed in positions of power.” You go, girl!
Today I was arrested protesting the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, a man who has been accused by multiple women of sexual assault. Men who hurt women can no longer be placed in positions of power. pic.twitter.com/nnwq1O4qk3
— Emily Ratajkowski (@emrata) October 4, 2018
On the other hand, it seems like Amy was sort of expecting a run-in with the law. In a video message for a fellow marcher’s daughter, Amy warned that they may get arrested.
MY MOM AND AMY SCHUMER ARE GETTING ARRESTED TOGETHER AND AMY SAID HI TO ME pic.twitter.com/AqZUBUxUrd
— Z (@Theboldtype_z) October 4, 2018
While an arrest is certainly something that nobody wants on their record, we have to say that, in this case, we’re extremely proud of Amy and Emily for standing up for what’s right. Thanks, ladies!