Director Doug Liman says his self-funded documentary about Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Brett Kavanaugh, titled Justice, which premiered at Sundance this previous Friday, might not be finished as new tips detailing gruesome accusations about the judge started pouring within a half hour of the highly-secretive project being announced on Thursday.
For context, Dr. Christine Blaisey Ford accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were High School students in Maryland in the early 1980s. The court case was televised, with the court inciting mass protests from several feminist and women’s rights groups chanting for Kavanaugh to be found guilty and incarcerated.
According to Deadline, “I thought the film was done… I thought I was off the hook. I’m in Sundance, I thought, I can sell the movie,” Liman said ruefully at a Q&A following the world premiere of his first documentary, which re-examines sexual assault accusations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh raised during his confirmation hearings in 2018. The film follows up tips the FBI had seemingly overlooked in the proceeding investigation launched after Ford made her initial accusations against The Supreme Court judge.
Justice goes through with a fine tooth comb, allegations from another woman by the name of Deborah Ramirez, who made her accusations in the middle of the original Kavanaugh hearings in 2018, say that in 1983, an intoxicated Kavanaugh, then a freshman at Yale University, had exposed himself to her at a gathering of several students on campus.
Perhaps the most shocking revelation the documentary brought forward is the FBI’s failure to follow up on a tip from Max Stier, a fellow Yale student during the time Ramirez and Kavanaugh attended the school, who said he was told about a similar alleged incident involving Kavanaugh exposing himself to another female student. The film includes a tape-recorded statement from Stier, one of 4,500 tips to an FBI hotline set up after Ramirez and Blasey Ford came forward.