Body language expert dissects Ford, Kavanaugh testimony

Posted at 11:11 PM, Sep 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-28 05:48:14-04

Janette Ghedotte is a local clinical phycologist and body language expert. 7 Action News had her take a look at the body language of both Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh. 

Ghedotte says she noticed Kavanaugh’s face was tense when Senator Lindsay Graham first started speaking. 

“The chin and the mouth area and right here in this zone is a little tense,” Ghedotte said. 

The more Senator Graham spoke defending Kavanaugh, Ghedotte notes his face starts to loose the tension. She also took note of his hand remaining flat and still on the table. 

“He’s calm right there you know he is not doing this or he’s not fiddling,” Ghedotte said. 

When Ford was listening, Ghedotte noticed she was sitting up straight. 

“She’s very erect and what appears to be formal and stiff,” Ghedotte said. 

Ghedotte says she noticed Kavanaugh as he leaned forward to proclaim his innocents. 

“He’s going towards the speaker lifting, so he’s passionate in this moment,” Ghedotte said. 

Ghedotte added that theses body language signals are just a piece of the puzzle. She did say it is possible to determine if someone is lying or telling the truth, but you have to put all the pieces of the puzzle together.