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Ellen DeGeneres ‘Furious’ at People Who Don’t Believe the Kavanaugh Accusations

The talk-show host and 'Finding Nemo' actress shared her own experience with sexual assault

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Comedian and television host Ellen DeGeneres is “furious” at anyone who does not believe that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford while the two were high school teenagers in 1982.

Ford’s allegations against Kavanaugh came out in September — and she testified last week before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

“As a victim of sexual abuse, I am furious at people who don’t believe it,” the comedian said in a Thursday morning interview with “Today” show host Savannah Guthrie on her program, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”

DeGeneres, 60, said it does not matter that Ford doesn’t remember certain details about the alleged attack.

“You don’t remember those things. What you remember is what happened to you and where you were and how you feel. That’s what you remember,” she said.

“I think anybody who has gone through it, right now, is watching this [and is] so angry because you know, how dare you not believe us?”

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The television host had spoken previously about her own experience with assault on her talk show Wednesday.

“I was 15 and I had something happen to me. When I watched Dr. Ford — anyone who has had something happen to them, you just get so angry when someone doesn’t believe you or says, ‘Why did you wait so long?’” the comedian said in an interview with actress Busy Philipps (“Freaks and Geeks”).

She continued, “It’s because we’re girls and we’re taught not to say anything and go along with it, so you at 14, me at 15, God knows how many people in this audience have had something happen.”

Philipps also opened up about her own experience with sexual assault.

“I was so moved by her [Christine Blasey Ford] bravery,” Philipps said. “It wasn’t something that I ever felt I was ever going to blast out on social media, but when I saw her standing there speaking her truth after 30 years, I was like, ‘It’s been 25 years for me, and I can do this.'”

The actress said she was raped at the age of 14.

“Politically, whatever you believe, I feel like it’s a real moment of reckoning for women, that we have collectively carried this burden for so long and it’s time to share it,” she said.

A vote on Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court was delayed following Ford’s testimony so an FBI investigation could take place. The investigation ended on Thursday morning — and a vote on Kavanaugh’s confirmation could take place by Saturday.

Two other women have alleged Kavanaugh committed sexual misconduct. He has vigorously denied all the allegations — much to the chagrin of leftists looking to stop his confirmation to the Supreme Court.

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