Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the first woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, appeared today (27 September) in front of the Senate committee conducting Kavanaugh’s hearing confirmation.
Ford came forward several weeks ago, saying Kavanaugh and a friend attacked her at a high school party. She said she was afraid Kavanaugh was going to rape her, and possibly even kill her, as he held her down and covered her mouth, before she got away.
Three other woman have also come forward with accusations against Kavanaugh, two named and one anonymous.
Numerous LGBTI organizations called for Kavanaugh’s withdrawal following these allegations.
Dr. Ford underwent questioning in front of both Democrat and Republican Senators, as well as prosecutor Rachel Mitchell.
LGBTI celebrities took to social media to express their support for Ford, and saying they believe her.
Commending her bravery and courage
Billy Eichner, who has been very politically active this year, including starting his own voting campaign, tweeted his undeniable belief in Dr. Ford.
Meanwhile, celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres and Heather Matarazzo commended Dr. Ford’s bravery and encouraged believing women and survivors.
Actor Maisie Sellers hit back against the idea of supporting a woman because of her relation to someone else, and simply instead supporting a woman as an individual.
George Takei, who was accused earlier this year, before his accuser said the allegations ‘may not have happened’, also tweeted.
Laverne Cox wrote she not only believes Dr. Ford, but also Anita Hill, who years ago accused Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment before he was confirmed to the Supreme Court.
Alan Cumming quoted Nicola Sturgeon, leader of the Scottish National Party, in support of Dr. Ford.
Finally, Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness brought some levity, while also supporting Dr. Ford as well.
Other figures, like Sarah Paulson, Janelle Monáe, Tessa Thompson, Antoni Porowski, and Lance Blass, all re-tweeted various politicians and other organizations in support of Dr. Ford today.
A vote could take place as early as tomorrow, though many people on both sides of the political aisle have called for a delay.