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  • Ted Cruz's dinner was gatecrashed by protesters against Brett Kavanaugh

    If Ted Cruz thought his Monday night dinner was going to be quiet, uninterrupted affair, he thought wrong. The Texas senator was forced to leave a restaurant in Washington D.C., in a scene all too familiar to Department of Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. SEE ALSO: People across the country stage walk outs in solidarity with sexual assault survivors Protesters entered Fiola, an upscale Italian restaurant, seemingly opposed to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and heckled Cruz and his wife. Apparently an "old friend" of Kavanaugh's, Cruz sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee who will decide his fate as a Supreme Court nominee.  Kavanaugh is facing multiple accusations of sexual assault and misconduct, which prompted women's rights organizations to run a national walkout on Monday in solidarity with survivors. In a video posted on Monday night by Smash Racism DC, the group of activists can be heard chanting the words, "we believe survivors," referring to people who have experienced sexual abuse. BREAKING. Activists just chased @TedCruz out of a fancy Washington DC restaurant, chanting “We Believe Survivors!”Cruz has been friends with creep Kavanaugh for 20 years. Now Cruz is on judiciary committee hearing his testimony. Fascists not welcome! #CancelKavanugh pic.twitter.com/7mx6Tc32za — Smash Racism DC (@SmashRacismDC) September 25, 2018 "While our interruption does not compare in scale to the interruptions his actions as a Senator have had on millions of American lives, we hope that it reminds Cruz and others like him that they are not safe from the people they have hurt," Smash Racism DC wrote in a tweet. "This is a message to Ted Cruz, [Brett] Kavanaugh, Donald Trump and the rest of the racist, sexist, transphobic, and homophobic right-wing scum: You are not safe. We will find you. We will expose you. We will take from you the peace you have taken from so many others." In another video posted by the same Twitter account, a woman who describes herself as a survivor of sexual assault and a constituent of Cruz's asks him: "Do you believe in survivors? We believe survivors. Senator, I have a right to know what your position is on Brett Kavanaugh." Sexual assault survivor questioned Cruz during disruption at fancy Washington DC restaurant. Cruz ignores her. #CancelKavanaugh pic.twitter.com/bbtQ8TqE4H — Smash Racism DC (@SmashRacismDC) September 25, 2018 Cruz's dinner wasn't the only site of protest, either. NBC affiliate KXAN reported that survivors of sexual assault had protested outside Cruz's office on Monday, in support of Kavanaugh accusers Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez.  Sexual assault survivors protest Kavanaugh outside Ted Cruz's officehttps://t.co/ubSi5g1UlW pic.twitter.com/gFmVFJ20JR — KXAN News (@KXAN_News) September 25, 2018 Kavanaugh's nomination was originally opposed by Cruz, although many including the <em>Texas Tribune</em> have noted his changing attitude. Cruz was also the committee member who suggested Ford testify in public. "These allegations are serious and deserve to be treated with respect," Cruz said in a statement, published by the <em>Tribune</em>.  "Professor Ford should have a full opportunity to tell her story before the Judiciary Committee, and Judge Kavanaugh should have a full opportunity to defend himself. That hearing should be sooner, rather than later, so the committee can make the best assessment possible of the allegations." Ford will testify against Kavanaugh in an open hearing on Thursday, CNN reports.  WATCH: A paralyzed man walks, with assistance, thanks to a new therapy that reactivates the spinal cord

  • How one pastor explains the nation's current apocalypse: 'The #MeToo and Time's Up movements are simply exposing what was already there'

    Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber explains how movements throughout the country are signaling an ongoing apocalypse — and why that's not a bad thing.

  • Amber Tamblyn on her new book, 'Any Man,' and why she doesn't care about acting anymore

    Amber Tamblyn talks to Yahoo Lifestyle about her new book, "Any Man," her acting career, and Hillary Clinton.

  • Harvey Weinstein's Hollywood accusers share reactions to his arrest

    Mira Sorvino, Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan and other women share their feelings.

  • Asia Argento calls out Harvey Weinstein: 'The festival was his hunting ground'

    Actor, director, and activist Asia Argento got plenty to say about the alleged predator — and other predators in Hollywood.

  • 5 things to know this a.m.

    See today's top stories, so far, from “Dancing With the Stars,” to R. Kelly's and Harvey Weinstein's latest #MeToo developments, to prom dress controversies.

  • Time's Up Has Joined the R. Kelly Boycott in Response to Sexual Misconduct Allegations

    Lupita Nyong'o, Eva Longoria, Kerry Washington and Brie Larson also voiced support for #MuteRKelly

  • Time's Up Reveals 2,500 Women Have Sought Help From Its Legal Defense Fund

    Yesterday, the Time’s Up movement hosted a panel at the Tribeca Film Festival. While speaking about the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, it was shared that over 2,500 women have sought help from the organization since January 1. “The more people who come out and say me too, we will not only change society, but we will change the law,” said Roberta Kaplan, one of the cofounders of the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund at the panel.

  • Ashley Judd Shares Letter With Survivors of Sexual Assault: ‘Healing Is Our Birthright’

    She spoke at a Time's Up panel during the Tribeca Film Festival.

  • Meryl Streep made a #TimesUp statement at the Oscars that was hidden in plain sight — and no one noticed

    Few people noticed the Best Actress nominee's subtle sartorial support of the #TimesUp movement on Oscar night. Her husband also wore a pin in solidarity.

  • Emma Watson debuts big Time's Up tattoo on Oscar night — but there might be a major problem

    Emma Watson showed her support for the #TimesUp movement via some new ink on her arm, though a few eagle-eyed fans are calling it out.

  • E! addressed #TimesUp while Ryan Seacrest stood on the red carpet

    At the Oscars red carpet, Dos Santos and her co-host Rancic weren’t anywhere near the action, while a man who’s been accused of sexual assault was right in the middle of it.

  • This is why Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino's red carpet moment was so powerful

    Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino, who have been considered trailblazers in the #MeToo movement, pleasantly surprised viewers by arriving on the red carpet together.

  • The Oscars will not have a #TimesUp dress code

    Though attendees at this year's Golden Globes and Baftas wore black to protest sexual misconduct, #TimesUp organizers have no plans for a dress code at the Oscars on March 4.

  • Steve Bannon thinks the #TimesUp movement could topple Trump

    He may not be a feminist, but Steve Bannon recognizes the power of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movement.

  • 'Disgusting' upskirting photos contradict award show's #TimesUp message

    Attendees at the Brit Awards carried roses in honor of #TimesUp, but that didn't stop the paparazzi from taking sleazy photos after the show.

  • Natalie Portman regrets supporting Roman Polanski, doesn't care about Woody Allen's career

    Natalie Portman was among the many celebrities who supported the release of director Roman Polanski after he was arrested and threatened with extradition over his 1977 rape of a 13-year-old girl.

  • Kate Middleton ditches BAFTAs all-black dress code for green Jenny Packham dress

    On Sunday night, the Duchess of Cambridge faced one of her greatest fashion challenges to date after a letter urged BAFTA attendees to wear all black in support of the #TimesUp movement.

  • Time's Up: Female Stars In The UK To Embrace The Movement At BAFTAs

    Ahead of the BAFTA Film Awards on Sunday, February 18, many of the UK's leading female stars have come together in a show of solidarity with the Time's Up movement. Guests have already been asked to wear black to the ceremony at London's Royal Albert Hall to make the same visual statement Hollywood gave us at last month's Golden Globe Awards. Now, The Guardian reports that many actresses will attend the BAFTAs not with a partner or family member, but alongside a prominent female activist.

  • Red carpet dress code encourages women to wear turtlenecks instead of low-cut gowns

    The movement aims to prevent women from being subjected to the red carpet's "patriarchal gaze" and to treat them like "artists, not dolls."