Thousands of women are responding to actress Alyssa Milano's call to tweet "me too" to raise awareness of sexual harassment and assault following the recent revelation of decades of allegations of sexual misconduct by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.
If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet. pic.twitter.com/k2oeCiUf9n— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) October 15, 2017
Milano suggested women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted post the message on Twitter on Sunday. The call to action quickly trended, with notable names like Lady Gaga, Monica Lewinsky and Rosario Dawson identifying themselves as victims. Others shared personal stories.
Also tweeting in support was Milano's former co-star on TV's "Charmed," Rose McGowan, who has accused Weinstein of raping her.
Milano called the Weinstein allegations "disturbing" in an essay last week, but added that the issue was complicated for her because she is friends with Weinstein's wife, Georgina Chapman.
Other Hollywood celebrities have also shared their stories, including Anna Paquin, Evan Rachel Wood and Javier Munoz.
Me too— Anna Paquin (@AnnaPaquin) October 15, 2017
Because I was shamed and considered a "party girl" I felt I deserved it. I shouldnt have been there, I shouldn't have been "bad" #metoo— #EvanRachelWould (@evanrachelwood) October 16, 2017
Me too. I don’t know if means anything coming from a gay man but it’s happened. Multiple times.— Javier Muñoz (@JMunozActor) October 15, 2017
Anne T. Donahue, a freelance writer based in Cambridge, Ont. wrote a column for The Globe and Mail, sent out a similar Tweet on Oct. 5th.
When did you meet YOUR Harvey Weinstein? I'll go first: I was a 17-yr-old co-op student and he insisted on massaging my shoulders as I typed— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) October 5, 2017
Donahue's Tweet has garnered thousands of responses, over 5,550 retweets and 13,500 likes.
Oh boy, in the tech world, I'd say about 1 in every 3 dudes I interacted with was some version of Harvey Weinstein.— Alex (@karmagypsy) October 5, 2017
But you know what? Thanks for this. Because it took decades to realize it's not me, these sickos are everywhere. Sorry all had to endure.— BookManiaLinda (@LindaWonder) October 5, 2017
9th grade math teacher. Insisted on a kiss on the cheek before I left his class room. He pouted in the doorway.— Vada Callisto (@VadaCallisto) October 6, 2017
First law firm out of college. Not 1 but 3 different attorneys attempted. After first, I complained to HR who hinted I had led them on.— Patricia Mooneyham (@MooneyhamTricia) October 5, 2017
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