Coyote Ugly’s Piper Perabo arrested and dragged out of Brett Kavanaugh hearing

Piper Perabo has been arrested while staging a protest at Supreme Court judge nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing.

The Coyote Ugly star posted a video of herself being dragged out of the courtroom on Twitter.

She said: "I was just arrested for civil disobedience in the Kavanaugh hearings. Many citizens before me have fought for the equal rights of women. I can’t be silent when someone is nominated to the Supreme Court who would take our equal rights away. #StopKavanagh"

Piper has been very outspoken in her disdain for Kavanaugh, and has even dedicated her Twitter cover image to him.



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The video she posted shows a woman interrupting the proceedings to ask senators to vote against confirming the Donald Trump-selected judge.

Kavanaugh is Donald Trump’s nominee for the vacant seat on the Supreme Court left open by Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement.

But before he can take his seat on the court, the highest court in the US, he must be ‘confirmed’ by a Congress.

Today is the first of a series of hearings before the Senate’s Judiciary Committee, where Kavanaugh will face probing questions about his legal career.



The full Senate then gets a vote on whether he’s a qualified candidate for the position, one of the most powerful positions in American politics.

Supreme Court justices are appointed for life, and make judgements on major issues. Many Democrats are concerned Trump will use Kavanaugh’s appointment, which tips the balance of the court in a Conservative direction, to overturn previous court decisions protecting abortion rights.

In the video posted by Piper, women can be heard shouting and holding up signs that ask senators to "be a hero" and to "please vote no" on Kavanaugh’s nomination.



It is unclear at this time if Piper was charged with any crime or was taken into custody.

A number of people protested the hearings on Tuesday.

The schedule was delayed for more than an hour thanks to interruptions from the crowd and Democrats calling for the court to be adjourned.

Fox News reports that there were roughly 63 interruptions before the lunch break.

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