Christine Blasey Ford is sworn in before testifying. (Photo: POOL New / Reuters)
Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. Photos from the hearing show an emotional Blasey as she recalls how Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh allegedly sexually assaulted her in 1982 when they were both high school students.
Outside the hearing, demonstrators and onlookers became emotional as well while listening to her testimony.
See some of the powerful photos from the hearing below.
Dr. Christine Blasey Ford is sworn in by committee chairman Chuck Grassley, (R-Iowa). Rachel Mitchell, counsel for Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans, questions Christine Blasey Ford as Republican senators Mike Crapo, Jeff Flake, Ben Sasse, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and John Cornyn listen during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. Christine Blasey Ford is the first of three women to publicly accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. This week, two additional women have also accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. A protester displays a note on her hand that reads 'No More' while demonstrating. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y) cries as Christine Blasey Ford testifies. Blasey described "the uproarious laughter between the [Kavanaugh and Mark Judge]” as her most vivid memory from the alleged assault. Joy Gerhard, of Seattle, cries in the Hart Senate Office Building atrium as she listens on her phone to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testimony. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., cries as Christine Blasey Ford testifies. Demonstrators hug as they protest against the appointment of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, speaks as Christine Blasey Ford testifies. During a separate exchange, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), asked Blasey, “Dr. Ford, with what degree of certainty do you believe Brett Kavanaugh assaulted you?” “100 percent,” she responded. U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) listens as Blasey testifies. Christine Blasey Ford speaks with her lawyer Michael Bromwich. Prosecutor Rachel Mitchell questions professor Christine Blasey Ford. Love HuffPost? Become a founding member of HuffPost Plus today. This article originally appeared on HuffPost.