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Someone bought BrettKavanaugh.com, which links to sexual assault survivor resources

Someone bought <a href=BrettKavanaugh.com, which links to sexual assault survivor resources” align=”left” title=”Someone bought BrettKavanaugh.com, which links to sexual assault survivor resources” border=”0″ >Brett Kavanaugh didn't buy a domain with his name in it. So now, if you go to BrettKavanaugh.com, .org or .net, you won't find an official site for the contentious Supreme Court Justice, sworn in on Monday after an FBI investigation into multiple accusations of sexual assault.  Instead, you'll find a website that links to resources for sexual assault survivors.  SEE ALSO: Trump declares Kavanaugh 'proven innocent', internet calls him out The page is emblazoned with a simple, but strong message that was echoed throughout Kavanaugh's confirmation saga: "We believe survivors." The domains were purchased by an organization called Fix The Court, which pushes for accountability and transparency in the Supreme Court.  t.co/hDgi8V1Vdk links to various resources for sexual assault survivors: “We believe survivors”. pic.twitter.com/LS3PTI9S7R — Gabe #DreamActNow Ortíz (@TUSK81) October 9, 2018 Executive director Gabe Roth said in a statement that he bought the URLs three years ago, thinking that it "might be useful in any forthcoming Supreme Court confirmation battles."  On Tuesday, he redirected those three domains to a landing page with resources for victims of sexual assault, including the National Sexual Violence Resource Center and End Rape on Campus (EROC), which provides support for campus assault survivors. It's fitting, as one of Kavanaugh's accusers, Christine Blasey Ford, said he sexually assaulted her when they were in high school in the 1980s, and another, Deborah Ramirez, accused him of sexual misconduct when he was a Yale student. "I believe Dr. Ford. I believe Prof. Hill. I also believe that asking for forgiveness is a sign of maturity and strength, not weakness," Roth wrote. "Watching last night’s White House event and listening to the President again cast doubt on veracity of Dr. Ford’s claims, while not hearing a word of contrition from the newest justice, was difficult for many Americans who have experienced sexual misconduct firsthand." It's not the only Kavanaugh-related URL that's been snapped up. Comedian Dave Weasel bought honbrettkavanaugh.com, and it now links to RAINN, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, also linked by Fix The Court's site. I scooped the domain t.co/HdZOdjiGO8 and redirected it to RAINN – a leading anti-sexual violence organization. — Dave Weasel (@DaveWeasel) October 7, 2018 WATCH: These noise-cancelling headphones are the real deal – Power Up



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Parkland survivor Cameron Kasky sets a new political course

Parkland survivor Cameron Kasky sets a new political courseWhile touring the country to argue for stronger gun control, the shooting survivor has met people with opposing views, who have inspired him to change his approach.



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Lindsey Graham To Rape Survivor Amid Blasey Testimony: You Should've Told The Cops

Lindsey Graham To Rape Survivor Amid Blasey Testimony: You Should've Told The CopsDuring a break in Thursday's Christine Blasey Ford testimony, Sen. Lindsey



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Survivor found two days after Tanzania shipwreck after shutting himself in ferry engine room

Survivor found two days after Tanzania shipwreck after shutting himself in ferry engine roomAn engineer who had  shut himself into the engine room of a shipwrecked ferry was found alive yesterday, two days after it capsized in Tanzania.  Bodies continued to float to the surface around the vessel, which initial estimates suggested was carrying more than 300 people. State broadcaster TBC said the death toll had reached 207. Four navy divers resumed their search inside the sunken MV Nyerere early on Saturday after hearing sounds that suggested signs of life. They pulled one man out of the overturned ship and he was rushed to hospital, a Reuters witness said. His condition was not immediately known. On Friday, President John Magufuli ordered the arrest of those responsible for the sinking. Tanzanian rescue workers remove bodies of victims from the water Credit: AFP Dozens of relatives stood crying by the shoreline as they waited for information on their loved ones. Coffins were lined up nearby awaiting bodies being pulled from the vessel, which lay belly up in the water just metres from the shoreline. "The ferry overturned very fast and covered us," survivor Charles Ngarima told Reuters. "I was lucky that I was able to swim under water not knowing where I was swimming to…while trying to swim to safety, I found a number of metal bars that cut my face and the back of my head." Another survivor, Jennifer Idhoze, blamed the ferry had capsized because it was overloaded. "I was able to jump out of the ferry… That is how I survived," she said. Works, Transport and Communication Minister Isack Kamwelwe said the government was sending special equipment to aid the rescue effort. The death toll after the capsized in Lake Victoria has risen to more than 207 Credit: AFP "This equipment will increase efficiency in the rescue operation and we will continue with the search until we are satisfied that we have rescued everyone," he told Reuters. The ferry sank on Thursday evening just a few metres from the dock on Ukerewe, the lake's biggest island. 



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Survivor Found Inside Capsized Tanzanian Ferry, Two Days After It Killed Over 200

Survivor Found Inside Capsized Tanzanian Ferry, Two Days After It Killed Over 200An engineer was reportedly found near the engine of the upturned vessel



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Trump Tells Hurricane Florence Survivor 'At Least You Got A Nice Boat Out Of The Deal'

Trump Tells Hurricane Florence Survivor 'At Least You Got A Nice Boat Out Of The Deal'Hurricane Florence has resulted in at least 37 deaths in three states, but



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Survivor describes deadly Colorado River boat crash: 'I thought I was going to drown'

Survivor describes deadly Colorado River boat crash: 'I thought I was going to drown'Taylor Corbino described the "horrific" head-on collision in an interview with "Good Morning America" Tuesday.



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Esports shooting survivor tells story, files lawsuit

Esports shooting survivor tells story, files lawsuitJacob Mitich had made it to Round Two of the Madden NFL 19 tournament in Jacksonville when the shots rang out.



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Pregnant Survivor of Deadly New Mexico Bus Crash Delivers Twins Hours Later

Pregnant Survivor of Deadly New Mexico Bus Crash Delivers Twins Hours LaterThe mother was listed in stable condition and her twins were being treated in the NICU.



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Vegas Shooting Survivor Is Inspired to Become Police Officer: 'I Want to Be That Person for Someone Else'

Vegas Shooting Survivor Is Inspired to Become Police Officer: 'I Want to Be That Person for Someone Else'"I want them to see me and be like, 'OK, she’s going to fix it. She’s going to make it better,'" said Lauren Card.



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