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Celebrities Alyssa Milano, Ellen DeGeneres and Mia Farrow stand in solidarity with Dr Christine Ford

As Dr Christine Blasey Ford sat through hours of questioning during a tense Senate hearing, several celebrities took to social media to stand in solidarity with the Brett Kavanaugh accuser. 

Alyssa Milano was one of the first to offer words of encouragement to Ford.

The actress traveled from Los Angeles ‘to show support for Doctor Ford, to stand in solidarity with other women, other survivors that have been through similar experiences’.

Milano, who has been a leading voice in the #MeToo movement, was soon followed by Ellen DeGeneres, Mia Farrow, Ashley Judd and several others. 

‘Dr. Ford, I am in awe of your bravery,’ DeGeneres tweeted. 

Farrow also shared her thoughts on Twitter

‘Deepest gratitude to you #DrChristineBlaseyFord You told us that you are “terrified” – but today you embody courage,’ Farrow wrote. 

As Dr Christine Blasey Ford (pictured) sat through hours of questioning during a tense Senate hearing, several celebrities took to social media to stand in solidarity with the Kavanaugh accuser

Alyssa Milano was one of the first to offer words of encouragement to Ford. The actress traveled from Los Angeles 'to show support for Doctor Ford, to stand in solidarity with other women, other survivors that have been through similar experiences' 

Alyssa Milano was one of the first to offer words of encouragement to Ford. The actress traveled from Los Angeles ‘to show support for Doctor Ford, to stand in solidarity with other women, other survivors that have been through similar experiences’ 

Milano, who has been a leading voice in the #MeToo movement, was soon followed by Ellen DeGeneres (pictured), Mia Farrow, Ashley Judd and several others

Milano, who has been a leading voice in the #MeToo movement, was soon followed by Ellen DeGeneres (pictured), Mia Farrow, Ashley Judd and several others

Farrow shared her thoughts on Twitter: 'Deepest gratitude to you #DrChristineBlaseyFord You told us that you are “terrified” - but today you embody courage,' Farrow wrote.

Farrow shared her thoughts on Twitter: ‘Deepest gratitude to you #DrChristineBlaseyFord You told us that you are “terrified” – but today you embody courage,’ Farrow wrote.

Actress Ashley Judd, who was one of the first women to come forward to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment, shared her thoughts on the Kavanaugh hearings. 

‘I do NOT know how I got home after I was raped at 15. No memory of it. Neither does she [Ford],’ Judd wrote. 

Judd followed that twee with: ‘100% certainty. She identifies #Kavanaugh I’m weeping.’ 

Busy Philipps also revealed that she was raped when she was just 14.

She shared her story on Instagram while Ford testified that she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Ford said that during an alleged attack when they were both in high school in 1982, she feared Kavanaugh would rape her.

Her accusations have thrown into disarray what had previously been seen as an easy confirmation for Trump’s pick to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy, who had been a key swing vote on the high court.

On Thursday, Ford was called ‘credible’ and thanked for her testimony. In emotional testimony, Ford, 51, came close to tears as she said repeatedly that she knew Kavanaugh was the man who tried to rape her.

‘No and I would like to reiterate again that I was trying to get the information to you while there looked to be a list of other credible qualified candidates,’ she told senators when asked to clarify if she came forward for political reasons.

Ford said earlier in her testimony that she wanted to get information about her allegation to the White House before Trump formally nominated Kavanaugh, 53, to the high court but she was unsure how.

Actress Ashley Judd, who was one of the first women to come forward to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment, shared her thoughts on the Kavanaugh hearings 

Actress Ashley Judd, who was one of the first women to come forward to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment, shared her thoughts on the Kavanaugh hearings 

Busy Philipps (pictured) also revealed that she was raped when she was just 14. She shared her story on Instagram while Ford testified that she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee

Busy Philipps (pictured) also revealed that she was raped when she was just 14. She shared her story on Instagram while Ford testified that she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee

She said she contacted her local member of Congress – Democratic Rep Anna Eshoo – and The Washington Post’s tip line.

Ford, a research psychologist and professor at Palo Alto University, said Eshoo’s office contacted her on the day Trump nominated Kavanaugh, which was July 9th.

Ford, who was questioned personally by the 10 Democratic senators on the panel while all 11 Republican senators deferred their time to sex-crimes prosecutor Rachel Mitchell, addressed questions of her credibility, her belief that it was Kavanaugh who was behind the attack, and her motive in coming forward so many years after the incident in question took place.

Ford said it was ‘absolutely not’ possible she mistook another teenage attacker for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, saying she was certain he was the man she says sexually assaulted her in 1982 when she was 15.

Dismissing claims of a ‘Kavanaugh lookalike,’ she told Senators he was certainly her attacker at age 17 – ‘very much so’.

And when asked her degree of certainty it was Kavanaugh, Ford leaned down into the microphone and said: ‘100 per cent.’

Committee Republicans have suggested that someone else, not Kavanaugh, groped and tried to disrobe Ford 36 years ago, and they have interviewed at least two men who believe it might have been them.

But Ford dismissed that idea.

Ford ended almost three hours of testimony with even Republican senators saying her testimony was credible.

A visibly angry Kavanaugh spoke to the Senate shortly after Ford. 'My family and my name have been totally and permanently destroyed,' he said

A visibly angry Kavanaugh spoke to the Senate shortly after Ford. ‘My family and my name have been totally and permanently destroyed,’ he said

‘I found no reason to find her not credible,’ GOP Senator John Cornyn said.

Her credible testimony and shaking questioning from the lawyer hired by Republicans to do their questioning for them left Kavanaugh with a tough task ahead of him.

‘His reputation is on the line, his career as well,’ Cornyn said of Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh has also been accused of exposing himself to a classmate, Deborah Ramirez, during an alcohol-fueled Yale University party a few years later.

On Wednesday, a third woman, Julie Swetnick, came forward with explosive allegations, saying she witnessed sexually abusive behavior by Kavanaugh when he was a teenager and claimed she had been drugged and gang-raped at a party he attended in approximately 1982.

A visibly angry Kavanaugh spoke to the Senate shortly after Ford. 

He demanded senators to think about the facts and his willingness to testify in the wake of the allegations against him as they weigh whether or not to confirm him to the Supreme Court.

Practically shouting into the microphone, Kavanaugh blasted the Senate Judiciary Committee for waiting 10 days to let him give his side of the story, noting he denied the allegations as soon as they were made public.

‘My family and my name have been totally and permanently destroyed,’ he said.

‘You have replaced advise and consent with search and destroy,’ he added.

‘This whole two week effort has been a calculated and orchestrated political hit,’ he said.

Kavanaugh vowed to stay in the confirmation process no matter what.

‘You may defeat me in the final vote but you’ll never get me to quit – not ever,’ he said. ‘I’m here today to tell the truth. I have never sexually assaulted anyone – not ever.’

‘I have never done this to her, not to anyone,’ he noted. 

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