#MeToo: Thousands respond to Alyssa Milano's Twitter prompt on sexual abuse

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It wasn't just women speaking out; some men did as well. McGowan accused Harvey Weinstein of rape and said she was blacklisted in Hollywood because of it.

What started as a tweet from Alyssa Milano has now blossomed into a movement where thousands of women are sharing their stories of sexual assault and harassment.

"I wish I could remember who I was before #MeToo", a woman named Rosey wrote. Most importantly, it has convinced several women to share the abuses they have been victims with the Canvas.

Lane also said she found light after the assaults.

The intensity of the response underscored how the problem extends well beyond the rich and famous, affecting the everyday lives of women around the world. As Alexis Benveniste points out, those who posted "Me too" are the only ones to experience harassment.

The Piano and X-Men star Anna Paquin, Will And Grace actress Debra Messing and former Glee actress Laura Dreyfuss were among those tweeting.

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.

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She also asked her " Rose Army" to "be (her) voice" while she was barred from tweeting . The company added that it is now in touch with McGowan.

"Sexual assaulted by a military doctor at Lackland AFB".

"To the women who have suffered any form of abuse of power, I stand beside you".

Although the overwhelming majority of the posts were personal in nature, the Weinstein scandal and US President Donald Trump's videotaped boasts of groping women with impunity also drew comments.

Say you have a father, a brother, a son who can do better.

The allegations of sexual misconduct are growing against Harvey Weinstein, and now he's been expelled from the academy of motion picture of arts.

More than three dozen actresses have now come forward with allegations of sexual harassment or assault against Weinstein, including (top row from left) Asia Argento, Rosanna Arquette, Jessica Barth, Cara Delevingne, Romola Garai, Judith Godreche, Heather Graham, Angelina Jolie, Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan, Lea Seydoux and Mira Sorvino.

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