Even more celebrities are speaking out about their experience with sexual harassment and/or assault thanks to Alyssa Milano enlisting a simple rally cry.
On Sunday, the 44-year-old actress tweeted to her followers: "If you've been sexually harassed or assaulted, write 'me too' as a reply to this tweet."
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
The tweet also included another message that was "suggested by a friend," which reads: "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.
The social media movement quickly took off, with celebrities and fans alike sharing their stories. Debra Messing, Ali Fedotowsky-Manno, Evan Rachel Wood, Sophia Bush and Anna Paquin all replied to the tweet, writing: "Me too."
— Anna Paquin (@AnnaPaquin) October 15, 2017
— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) October 15, 2017
Because I was shamed and considered a "party girl" I felt I deserved it. I shouldnt have been there, I shouldn't have been "bad" #metoo
— #EvanRachelWould (@evanrachelwood) October 16, 2017
Hamilton star Javier Munoz also responded to Milano, writing: "I don't know if it means anything coming from a gay man but it has happened. Multiple times."
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
In addition to the "Me Too" movement, Milano penned an op-ed for Patriot Not Patriotism in response to the numerous allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Harvey Weinstein, including Milano's Charmed co-star, Rose McGowan, who alleges that the movie mogul raped her.
"This is a sick culture. Men like Harvey Weinstein are around every corner. Men who undermine women and their strength, ability and intelligence exist everywhere," she writes. "Statistics say that 1 in 3 women are sexually harassed in the workplace. Really think about that. Really allow that statistic to become a part of you."
The Mistresses star concludes: "Please know that I fight for women's rights every day. I am constantly part of this conversation even if I don't publicly comment on specific scandals. Sexual harassment and assault in the workplace are not just about Harvey Weinstein. We must change things in general. We must do better for women everywhere."
Weinstein's lawyer has unequivocally denied that the 65-year-old producer has ever had non-consensual sexual relations with anyone.
Meanwhile, McGowan and numerous other women are standing by their alleged accounts of Weinstein's sexual misconduct. Here's what you need to know about the scandal: