Alyssa Milano drew a crowd when she walked into Thursday’s Senate hearing where Christine Blasey Ford is testifying about her allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Milano was there as a guest of Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee. She told reporters, “I felt like I needed to be here to show solidarity and my support to Dr. Ford for this day that surely will be incredibly difficult for her.”
Alyssa Milano, inside the Blasey Ford hearing: “We’re here to support her and show our solidarity. This can’t be an easy day for her.” pic.twitter.com/Vg7qes0ERJ
— MJ Lee (@mj_lee) September 27, 2018
Milano has been an outspoken leader of the #MeToo movement and recently wrote an essay for Vox detailing her own experience as a victim of sexual assault as a teen.
“It took me years after my assault to voice the experience to my closest friends,” she wrote. “It took me three decades to tell my parents that the assault had even happened. I never filed a police report. I never told officials. I never tried to find justice for my pain because justice was never an option.”