Published: Sun, September 30, 2018
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Alyssa Milano Supports Sexual Assault Survivors on Capitol Hill

Alyssa Milano Supports Sexual Assault Survivors on Capitol Hill

She and Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley had a grizzly exchange during her opening statement, CNN reports.

The B-list actress secured a seat in the tiny Senate room hearing as an invited guest of Sen.

Actress and Me Too supporter Alyssa Milano was a visible presence inside the committee room at the Senate hearing of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, who accuses Kavanaugh of sexual assault in high school.

"I am here today not because I want to be", Ford, who originally detailed her assault allegations in a letter to Feinstein, told the committee, "I am terrified". Recently, Alyssa Milano was spotted seated at the hearing of Dr. Ford and Brett Kavanaugh. She then escaped. Kavanaugh adamantly denies the accusations, and three other people Ford has said were at the party have denied any recollection of it (which would seem to present a serious evidentiary problem for any prosecutor considering charging).

"She kept the caption on a picture of Kavanaugh simply: "#BelieveSurvivors".

Another critic, @milla7blanca, told Milano to use better judgement: "This isn't Hollywood and sex does not sell". Last week, stars like Lili Reinhart, Padma Lakshmi, Ashley Judd and more came together to share their stories of sexual assault and the struggle many victims face in reporting such crimes.

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Much of the fury aimed at Milano was directed at her in response to videos she posted on Twitter.

Milano has been in Washington, DC since earlier this week.

Some others, however, have come to Milano's defense. "A guard just went over and told her to stop". "It took me years after my assault to voice the experience to my closest friends". Ever since, a lot many women added their own stories as to why they never opened up on social media. Milano commended Senator Jeff Flake and the women who confronted him yesterday in the elevator hours before he called for the one-week delay. "I thought no one would believe me".

"I think that we all know that this is hard for her, this is not something she's really choosing to do but something that she feels that she has to do".

Kavanaugh's confirmation was thrown into doubt on Friday when the White House and Republicans agreed to delay the vote for one week so the FBI can investigate the allegations.

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