Alyssa Milano's 'MeToo' Tweet Draws Thousands of People Sharing Their Stories With Sexual Harassment



Lady GaGa, Anna Paquin, Debra Messing, Rosario Dawson, Rose McGowan and Evan Rachel Wood are among those admitting to dealing with sexual harassment.
Alyssa Milano received massive response over her "#MeToo" tweet. Thousands of people, both women and men around the world, flooded the social media with their stories and experiences with sexual harassment and assault. Many others tweeted the hashtag to show their support.

"If you've been sexually harassed or assaulted write 'me too' as a reply to this tweet," Milano wrote. "Suggested by a friend: If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote 'Me too' as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem."



Lady GaGa, Anna Paquin, Debra Messing, Rosario Dawson, Sophia Bush, Kristin Bauer and Lea Thompson were among fellow celebrities tweeting the hashtag.

"If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote 'Me too' as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem," commented Rose McGowan who was one of Harvey Weinstein's victims.

Evan Rachel Wood shared her own story, "I was so young and confused, it didn't occur to me that it was in fact rape if it was done by a partner or if you were asleep. #metoo. I was scared and overpowered so I left my body went numb and gave in. Blamed myself for years."

"Being raped once made it easier to be raped again. I instinctually shut down. My body remembered, so it protected me. I disappeared. 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'."

Wood said that she "struggled with long term ptsd for years." She added, "My heart stopping when someone sneaks up on me, rage when trust is broken, intense fear of being alone in my house (I slept with a baseball bat for a year)."


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