Jennifer Nettles Tells Sexual Assault Victims, ‘I Believe You’
Jennifer Nettles gave a great big Twitter hug to victims of sexual assault who might be feeling marginalized, diminished or attacked after the high profile hearings involving Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh.
The 44-year-old Sugarland singer began a series of messages by defending her right to get political — something that she recognizes may not appreciated. "At the same time, I know there are people, in particular, young women, who look to me as a role model, who are hurting right now and who might appreciate hearing from me," she says.
Referring specifically to the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings and the emotions they caused, Nettles says, “I first want to say that I see you and I love you. I also want to tell you that I believe you.”
The next five tweets in the thread explore the nuanced positions and feelings victims of sexual assault may be experiencing. Some have come forward, but not all. Some remember the details, while some only remember the pain. Some are afraid to tell someone.
“I believe you. I believe Dr. Ford. I believe women, I believe all survivors," she says.
Read Jennifer Nettles' Message to Sexual Assault Victims:
The singer and her Sugarland bandmate Kristian Bush have always said they'll always defend politics of the heart, and the singer did just that on Twitter on Sunday (Oct. 7). The moment came hours before Taylor Swift also dove into politics for the first time on social media.
On Saturday night (Oct. 6), Swift and Sugarland shared the stage, singing "Babe" during the final U.S. Reputation Tour stop in Dallas.
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