Julia Louis-Dreyfus Signs Alumnae Support Letter — Despite Graduating Before Blasey Ford Got There
“Seinfeld” actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus announced on Monday that she was throwing her support behind Christine Blasey Ford, the California professor who came forward to accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.
I was class of ‘79 & signed this letter. https://t.co/5ssttu9uzT
— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) September 17, 2018
Louis-Dreyfus has opposed the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh from the very beginning, tweeting support for those who took to the streets to protest his confirmation.
Absolutely awesome https://t.co/PGfscfdHNB
— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) August 26, 2018
She also slammed Kavanaugh for “snubbing” Parkland father Steve Guttenberg during his confirmation hearings, in spite of video that appeared to refute that claim.
Wow. Despicable. https://t.co/2zcUvrBFjD
— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) September 4, 2018
The letter Louis-Dreyfus signed onto, which boasts the signatures of nearly 600 alumnae, raised a few eyebrows when it became obvious that many who signed the letter did not know Blasey Ford or did not attend school with her. Their graduation dates ranged from 1962 to 2018.
But according to 2005 graduate Kate Gold, another signatory, specific knowledge of Blasey Ford or her situation was irrelevant to their support. “As far as Dr. Ford’s specific allegations, it is inconsequential/irrelevant to us whether anyone has heard them before,” she said, “and in no way affects our belief that she is telling the truth.”
Louis-Dreyfus, who graduated from Bethesda’s Holton-Arms School in 1979, is among those who did not attend the school at the same time as Blasey Ford, who graduated in 1984 and would not have matriculated until 1980.
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