As Christine Blasey Ford gave the world her raw account of the night Brett Kavanaugh allegedly assaulted her, model Cara Delevingne lent her voice to the growing conversation surrounding the importance of believing survivors.
Last year, the supermodel was one of the many high-profile figures to join the #MeToo movement and come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct and abuse against Harvey Weinstein, in the wake of the explosive report against the producer in The New Yorker.
The first accuser against the US Supreme Court nominee, Christine Blasey Ford, wrote in a testimony heard by the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing today, how back in the early 1980’s Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a party.
Ford has had to face people, including President Donald Trump, discrediting her account of the assault due to the fact she’s only made it public now.
Now, the model and actress decided share on Twitter the heartbreaking reason she never reported her assault.
The British native wrote, 'Because I felt ashamed of what happened and didn’t want to publicly ruin someone’s life, even though they privately ruined mine'.
The publics response to those questioning the validity of Ms. Ford’s claims due to her not reporting it at the time, has been swift.
In a unifying movement, women and men have taken to Twitter to explain their reasons for not reporting their sexual assault, using the hashtag #WhyIDidntReport.
Cara Delevingne has joined the many other powerful voices in a wider social movement, in a bid to show why it's so important to believe survivors of assault.
The #WhyIDidntReport movement proves how believing survivors is paramount in fighting rape culture.