Amal Clooney was among the keynote speakers at the 2018 Pennsylvania Conference for Women on Friday, and in her remarks she slammed Donald Trump for mocking Dr. Christine Blasey Ford during a recent rally.
Following Dr. Ford’s sworn testimony during Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Senate confirmation hearing, Trump accused her of lying about her allegation of being sexually assaulted by Kavanaugh at a party during their teenage years.
“How did you get home? ‘I don’t remember.’ How did you get there? ‘I don’t remember.’ Where is the place? ‘I don’t remember.’ How many years ago was it? ‘I don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t know,’” Trump told attendees at a rally in Mississippi.
Clooney, 40, addressed Trump’s comments head on.
“A president shouldn’t ridicule a woman who courageously comes forward to allege abuse,” the renowned human rights lawyer said, reports Philadelphia Magazine.
“Survivors in any country deserve the chance to look their abusers in the eye and for history to record what has happened to them,” Clooney added, reports the Daily Mail.
“We are living through a moment of reckoning and a rebalancing of power,” she continued, describing the #MeToo movement as “a defining moment in the struggle for women’s rights.”
She added: “There is still much for us to do. Still, I am optimistic.”
According to the Mail, Clooney and her movie-star husband George Clooney received an invitation to the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, but didn’t attend so she could speak at the conference, while her husband spoke at Variety‘s Power of Women event.
Brooksbank is employed as brand ambassador for Casaigos tequila, the booze brand founded by George Clooney and Rande Gerber, husband of Cindy Crawford; they sold the brand for a reported $1 billion in January 2017.