After many users took part of the #WomenBoycottTwitter protest, actress Alyssa Milano returned to the plataform with a simple phrase to show the grand scale of sexual abuse and harassment.
The Charmed actress tweeted a card asking people to speak out about being sexually harassed or abused by replying or quoting her tweet with the sentence “Me Too.”
“Me Too,” the Project Runway judge shared on her official account. “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.”
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
The movement happened amid the Harvey Weinstein scandal, the infamous Hollywood producer who has been accused of sexual misconduct and rape by multiple women.
Milano’s tweet has already been retweeted at least 12,000 times and had received at least 34,000 replies. Many actresses, writers, journalist, hosts and many more users of the social plataform have shared their own experiences and responded to Milano’s tweet, including Debra Messing, Anna Paquin, Sophia Bush.
Me too. https://t.co/CFmDXipt6f
— Gina Rodriguez (@HereIsGina) October 16, 2017
I sincerely hope #metoo turns into “I believe you.” “Me too.”
— Aparna Nancherla (@aparnapkin) October 16, 2017
#metoo A manager on my first big tour as a backup singer. When I went to a lawyer he told me to suck it up bc the guy could do a lot for me.
— Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow) October 16, 2017
It's taken me 13 years to say #MeToo .He is still protected by 'family members' in Brazil. They've told lies to papers to try to silence me.
— Kaya Scodelario (@kScodders) October 16, 2017
— #EvanRachelWould (@evanrachelwood) October 16, 2017
To all the women who have come forward. And those who are still afraid to. I stand with you
It's happened to all of us. #MeToo
— Melanie Lynskey (@melanielynskey) October 16, 2017
— Mira Sorvino (@MiraSorvino) October 16, 2017
— Rosario Dawson (@rosariodawson) October 16, 2017
To everyone who has come forward with #MeToo, thank you for your courage. To all survivors, know that you are not alone.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) October 16, 2017
Although her Charmed co-star Rose McGowan was mentioned in the investigative report done by The New York Times detailing all the allegations and she has accused Weinstein of rape, Milano didn’t initially release a statement because of her close relationship with Weinstein’s now ex Georgina Chapman.
Nevertheles, the actress did finally speak out with an article about her thoughts on the Weinstein scandal, published on her website.
“While I am sickened and angered over the disturbing accusations of Weinstein’s sexual predation and abuse of power, I’m happy – ecstatic even – that it has opened up a dialogue around the continued sexual harassment, objectification and degradation of women,” the actress wrote. “To the women who have suffered any form of abuse of power, I stand beside you. To the women who have come forward against a system that is designed to keep you silent, I stand in awe of you and appreciate you and your fortitude. It is not easy to disclose such experiences, especially in the public eye. Your strength will inspire others. Thank you, thank you, thank you, for fighting this battle so hopefully my daughter won’t have to.”