Alyssa Milano's 'me too' hashtag sets social media alight

Nick Sanchez
October 17, 2017

The ex-star of Madame is served, and Charmed has encouraged all women who are victims of sexual harassment to testify on Twitter using the keyword #MeToo. Alyssa Milano, who not accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexually abusing her, has been able to rely on a variety of colleagues to support his initiative as Debra Messing, Sophia Bush or Anna Paquin.

It all started with a tweet from popular star Alyssa Milano.

Thousands of others have posted the words "Me Too" on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

The messages kept pouring in not just from women but men too.

"It's repugnant to me that he would say that because we all know what he meant", she said.

But it said the allegations involve a man against whom another accusation was made Wednesday. Singer Lady Gaga also tweeted the hashtag.

The Associated Press reports that the Weinstein Company is in negotiations with Colony Capital for a potential sale and NBC News is reporting that the New York Police Department is investigating two new allegations of sexual assault against Weinstein.

"While about 46,000 people have replied to the original tweet, many more have simply tweeted "#MeToo" themselves, with or without further details about their experiences. One user wrote about the time she was held by a group of boys at school as they were trying to see "what her bra was stuffed with", which resulted in the boys getting no more "than a slap on the wrist", as she was told to learn to take a joke.

"If you are not at the point where you can share your #MeToo I stand with you", Kelly Douglas wrote.

Days earlier, a different Twitter campaign spread in response to the social media platform's temporary suspension of the account of actress Rose McGowan, after she had tweeted about Weinstein. On Twitter, more than 200,000 tweets were sent out using the phrase while almost 80,000 people were talking about the movement on Facebook by Monday, The Washington Post reported.

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.

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