Hollywood celebs — like almost everyone else on Twitter on Thursday morning — are watching and weighing in on the testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford — and their responses appear to be in support of Ford.
Ford told the Senate Judiciary Committee that Kavanaugh attempted to rape her and covered her mouth to prevent her from screaming at a Maryland high school party in the early 1980s.
“It was hard for me to breath,” Ford told the panel, “and I thought Brett was accidentally going to kill me.”
The gripping testimony brought Ford a wave of support from several celebrities. “Dr. Ford is telling the truth. It could not be more clear,” Billy Eichner tweeted.
Dr. Ford is telling the truth. It could not be more clear. Thank you Dr. Ford for your courage today. It is a historic level of bravery.
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) September 27, 2018
Ellen DeGeneres said she was “in awe” of Ford’s bravery.
Dr. Ford, I am in awe of your bravery.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) September 27, 2018
Mira Sorvino — who is one of the many women to accuse disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct — said she found Ford to be “extremely credible and sympathetic,” and added that “her responses echo many of the feelings and reactions I have had over the years connected to my own sexual violence trauma.”
I find Dr. Blasey Ford extremely credible and sympathetic. I find her responses echo many of the feelings and reactions I have had over the years connected to my own sexual violence trauma and the aftermath of speaking out. I applaud her courage. https://t.co/K7HmLJL22l
— Mira Sorvino (@MiraSorvino) September 27, 2018
Actor and former political appointed Kal Penn said that he heard two people talking about the hearing.
Just walked by two construction workers:
“Dr. Ford is doing really well.”
“Good! She’s great.”
“Yeah. And Chuck Grassley is just…”
“Yup. Turn that livestream up.”
— Kal Penn (@kalpenn) September 27, 2018
“Star Trek” alum George Takei said that Dr. Ford is “courageous and credible.”
Dr. Ford is a courageous and credible person. I have deep respect for her, and I thank her for her testimony.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) September 27, 2018
I stand with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford today & always. Thank you for your incredible courage. You are a hero.
— Padma Lakshmi (@PadmaLakshmi) September 27, 2018
Indie rocker Ted Leo tweeted Ford is a “hero.”
Watching Dr. Blasey Ford just breathe is breaking me. She’s a hero.
— Ted Leo (@tedleo) September 27, 2018
Kathy Griffin has tweeted several times about the hearing, including sending a simple “thank you” tweet.
Thank you Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. pic.twitter.com/hjt7GdaAoU
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) September 27, 2018
Sally Field praised Dr. Ford as well.
Out of the blue, a hero steps up and I’m in awe. I know the pain of these kinds of memories, Dr. Ford. Memories that are indelibly imprinted on your brain no matter how many years go by. I, like millions of women across America, are behind you and thank you profoundly.
— Sally Field (@sally_field) September 27, 2018
Here are more reactions:
— Chloe Dykstra (@skydart) September 27, 2018
So far, two things are certain: 1) Christine Blasey Ford deserves every ounce of our respect, 2) This is the first time in Senate history that women have spoken more than men.
— Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (@FullFrontalSamB) September 27, 2018
After hearing Christine Blasey Ford testify I encourage senators to move forward immediately and confirm her to the Supreme Court.
— Randy Rainbow (@RandyRainbow) September 27, 2018
The testimony is potentially the first event to capture all 10 of the top 10 trending topics in the United States. Here’s how you can watch the rest of the hearing.