Live Updates: Hollywood Sounds Off During the Brett Kavanuagh Senate Hearing

Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a party 36 years ago, testifies during his US Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, September 27, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should …
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The Senate Judiciary Committee kicked off a hearing on Thursday morning in which Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford delivered testimony about Ford’s allegation that Kavanaugh assaulted her during a party in 1982.

Judge Kavanaugh is scheduled to testify after Ford.

Below are live updates (all times eastern) of the reaction to today’s hearings from Hollywood figures, many of which have protested President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.


3:38 pm – Actor George Takei said this of Judge Kavanaugh’s opening comments.

3:29 pm – Actress Debra Messing tweeted this during Judge Kavanaugh’s opening remarks.

3:26 pm – The official Twitter account for Samantha Bee’s TBS late-night show Full Frontal tweeted this during Judge Kavanaugh’s opening statement.

3:20 pm – Actor Adam Scott said this during Judge Kavanaugh’s opening statement.

3:19 pm – Screenwriter Randi Mayem Singer had this to say of Judge Kavanaugh’s opening statement.

3:13 pm – Grammy and Oscar-winning singer John Legend said this of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

3:08 pm – Actress and Hulu talk show host Sarah Silverman had this to say about Sen. Graham.

2:57 pm – Alyssa Milano spoke to reporters after Dr. Ford’s testimony.

2:40 pm – Actor and comedian Patton Oswalt had this to say to Sen. Graham.

2:35 pm – Actress and comedian Amy Schumer posted this to Instagram.

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2:24 pm – Andy Richter had this to say to Sen. Graham.

2:17 pm – Comedian George Wallace tweeted this.

2:08 pm – Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black star Lea DeLaria tweeted this at Donald Trump Jr.

2:04 pm – Judd Apatow had this to say of the Republican senators present at Thursday’s hearing.

1:38 pm – Actress Lena Dunham had this to say of today’s hearing.

1:38 pm – Chelsea Handler had this to say of Sen Graham.

1:37 pm – Actress Holland Taylor tweeted this.

1:36 pm – The Wire and HBO’s The Deuce creator David Simon tweeted this.

1:26 pm – Actor Patton Oswalt tweeted at Donald Trump Jr.

1:25 pm – Producer Danny Zuker tweeted this to Donald Trump Jr.

1:16 pm – Rosie O’Donnell posted this tweet.

1:09 pm – Actress Emmy Rossum shared this tweet.

1:06 pm – Chelsea Handler tweeted this at Donald Trurmp Jr. about Ford’s testimony.

1:03 pm – Actress Amy Brenneman had this to say.

1:02 pm – Actor Ron Perlman chimed in with this tweet.

12:48 am – TBS late-night host Samantha Bee posted this short message.

12:48 am – Kathy Griffin added this.

12:43 am – The hearing has been going on for just under three hours and has adjourned for a 30-minute lunch break.

12:34 am – Actress Mia Farrow asked this question.

12:19 am – Actor Numail Nanjiani chimed in with this.

12:12 am – Actor Rob Delaney has more to add.

12:09 am – Actress Susan Sarandon posted this tweet during the hearing.

12:07 am – Actor and Conan O’Brien late-night host sidekick Andy Richter had this to say.

12:05 am – Captain America star Chris Evans weighted in on the hearing with this.

12:03 am – Actress Rosie O’Donnell shared this photo.

12:01 am – Actor Billy Eichner had more to say.

11:46 am – Salma and A Wrinkle in Time director Ava DuVernay said this.

11:43 am – Actor Colin Hanks had this to add of Thursday’s hearings.

11:41 am – Director Rob Reiner weighed in on the hearing.

11:39 am – Actress Amber Tamblyn reacted to the hearing this way.

11:35 am – Actress Mia Farrow had this to say.

11:18 am – Longtime Law and Order: SVU star tweeted this.

11:16 am – Kathy Griffin tweeted.

11:00 am – Actor George Takei has this to say.

11:10 am – Actress Ashley Judd made a connection between Ford’s accusations and her own rape.

11:08 am – Grey’s Anatomy producer Elisabeth R. Finch added.

11:00 am – Actor Billy Eichner noted that “it could not be more clear” that “Dr. Ford is telling the truth.”

10:57 am – Actress and activist Minnie Driver chimed in, saying “Bless Christine Blasey Ford’s heart” and noting that she “is a patriot.”

10:54 am – Actor Josh Gad thanked Dr. Ford for her “bravery” and “integrity.”

10:51 am – Modern Family producer Danny Zuker tweeted “Dr. Ford has shown more courage and grace in these past few minutes than Trump and his disgusting cronies have in their entire lives.”

10:46 am – Author Stephen King chimed in on Ford’s “terrifying” testimony.

10:24 am – Actor Harry Shear, the longtime Simpsons voice actor, unloaded on Sen. Grassley for interrupting Sen. Diane Feinstein.

10:20 am – Actor Rob Delaney had this message for Sen. Grassley.

10:16 am – Showtime’s Billions creator Brian Koppelman tweeted, mocking Sen. Grassley’s appearance.

10:15 am – Actor Jon Cryer went after Republicans and Evangelicals, suggesting that they’d support Kavanaugh even if he’s untruthful about the allegations against him.

10:11 am – Producer Morgan J. Freeman said Grassley’s opening statement “smacks of sickening male privilege.”

10:11 am – Comedian and constant Trump-basher Kathy Griffin attacked Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), while he was ready his opening remarks.

“Ugh, my blood is already boiling, Chuck, you old dinosaur,” she said.

10:07 am – Actress Mia Farrow sent her support and “best hopes” to Ford.

10:05 am – Before Thursday’s testimony began, actress and activist Alyssa Milano tweets the following: “I believe Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.”

Follow Jerome Hudson on Twitter @jeromeehudson

Justin Caruso contributed to this report.


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