#MeToo: Twitter flooded with personal stories of assault

"Me Too" trend on Twitter raises awareness about sexual assault

Women and men from all over the globe who have been sexually harassed have been tweeting "me too" to show the magnitude of sexual assault.

"We might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem", said the post.

American actor Alyssa Milano who starred in Charmed with Rose McGowan, shared a screenshot of the suggestion and asked people to reply with the words "me too".

This Twitter trend has created a platform where women feel safe sharing their past experiences.

High profile stars including singer Lily Allen, Will & Grace actress Debra Messing and True Blood star Anna Paquin were among those who replied.

Milano's tweet has garnered over 12,000 comments, the majority of which say "Me too", and have each generated their own thread of responses.

"Me too, my mother too, my sister too, my grandmother too, my best friends too", said another.

Celebrities and government officials were not the only women who joined the movement. Some just wrote "me too", while many others described their personal experiences of harassment or assault.

In solidarity, scores of women vowed to leave Twitter all day on Friday, and used the hashtag #WomenBoycottTwitter. After the backlash, Twitter lifted the suspension and said it would "be clearer about these policies and decisions in the future". He plied me with alcohol, forced a tongue kiss and touched my chest. "My father who was in a different auto dislocated the bastard's jaw with his bare hands later that night", she wrote on Facebook.

The author and poet Najwa Zebian wrote: "I was blamed for it".

"This is not an uncommon occurrence", she added. They want the Hollywood industry to change but want to make it more known that sexual harassment is a problem for women everywhere.

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