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#MeToo: Social media flooded with personal stories of assault
World | society | 10:33, 17 October 2017 | 494
Alyssa Milano at the rally in Times Square against U.S. President Donald Trump's ban on transgenders serving in the military in New York

AKIPRESS.COM - Two simple words became a rallying cry on social media to stand against sexual harassment and assault. "Me too."

Social media was flooded with messages Sunday, mostly from women, who tagged their profiles to indicate that they have been sexually harassed or assaulted.

On Sunday actress Alyssa Milano tweeted a note that 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."

"If you've been sexually harassed or assaulted write 'me too' as a reply to this tweet," she wrote.

The movement started in response to the Harvey Weinstein scandal and its ensuing fall out, CNN reported.

Weinstein has been disgraced after several women have accused him of sexual misconduct.

In addition to losing his job and his wife, Weinstein was stripped of his membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Saturday.

Weinstein, through a spokesperson, has "unequivocally" denied "any allegations of non-consensual sex."

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