Hollywood mogul-turned outed serial sexual assailant Harvey Weinstein is currently trash motherfucker No. 1, for reasons I'd prefer not to detail, seeing as we've done so ad nauseam for the past two weeks. In light of his utter trashness, women from the entertainment industry have spoken up about their experiences with Weinstein, as well as other men, some of whom have been named.
Actress Alyssa Milano has been one of the most vocal online about the prevalent dangers of sexual assault and harassment. In a tweet posted Sunday afternoon, Milano asked her followers to reply if they could (unfortunately) relate to the text written in a screenshot:
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
"Me too," the statement read. "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.'"
At the time of this writing, that tweet has been responded to more than 48,000 times. Many—celebrities included—chimed in with "me too," while others gave details of their most unforgettable instances of assault or harassment:
Me too.— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) October 15, 2017
Me, too #MeToo— Anika Noni Rose (@AnikaNoniRose) October 15, 2017
Me too— Anna Paquin (@AnnaPaquin) October 15, 2017
Me too.— Gina Rodriguez (@HereIsGina) October 16, 2017
He was my boss. He harassed so many of the women who worked for him. But he knew what he could get away with and toed the line.— Katie Moncure (@krazylykeafox) October 15, 2017
#MeToo What you learn is that it's not about surviving that night, the weeks and months after, the trauma can hit you again years later.— Andrea Chalupa (@AndreaChalupa) October 16, 2017
Responses to Milano's tweet came from people of all sexual identities:
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
If a trans man who has been both by cis men due to being mistaken for a woman counts, then me too.— Le💀n Mac (@n0__f4c3) October 15, 2017
But one woman had perhaps the most chilling—and accurate—response to Milano's tweet:
Might be easier to request responses from those who haven't.— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) October 15, 2017