Alyssa Milano's Phone Not Taken at Kavanaugh Hearing, but Her 'Believe Woman' Sign Was

Alyssa Milano shot down claims her phone was confiscated by security during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on accusations against President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday. Friday Milano clarified her exchange with security at the hearing on Twitter.

"P.S. I did not have my phone confiscated as proven by the fact that I didn't stop making social media posts," Milano wrote.

Her phone remained in her possession, but Milano did have one thing taken away by guards on-site: "I did have my "believe woman" sign confiscated though. And a policeman warmed me about taking video on my phone," she continued.

Milano was one of the more outspoken members in attendance at the hearing, during which the committee heard testimonies from Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, a psychology professor at Palo Alto University in California, who accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her while they were in high school. Ford was 15 and Kavanaugh was 17 at the time the assault allegedly occurred.

Throughout the hearing Milano tweeted rampantly, sharing video clips and photos of the event from inside the venue. She showed her support for Ford, writing, "I believe Dr. Christine Blasey Ford."

"The @GOP were worried about the optics of a group of men questioning Dr. Ford about sexual assault. They should have been worried about the optics of a group of men with a lack of humanity not questioning Dr. Ford about sexual assault," Milano continued.

Since the #MeToo movement first erupted following the ousting of Hollywood producer and director Harvey Weinstein's years-long sexual misconduct, Milano has been an outspoken figure and steady supporter of women who have faced sexual harassment and assault by powerful males.

Milano was one of the first to protest against Kavanaugh when Trump named the Court of Appeals judge as Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's replacement. The actor donned a costume from the popular novel turned TV show The Handmaid's Tale and a sign that read "Never Kavanaugh, Never Gilead" at a protest in Phoenix in August.

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