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The recent sexual assault allegations against Hollywood juggernaut Harvey Weinstein has ignited an internet movement to end the shame associated with sexual violence.

#MeToo has taken over the social media sphere, with many men and women utilizing the trending hashtag to show solidarity with the victims of sexual assault while bravely voicing their own experiences.

Alyssa Milano started the hashtag Sunday afternoon  to illuminate the scope of the problem:

Since her original tweet, the message has been retweeted thousands of times and grabbed the attention of many Hollywood women including Anika Noni Rose, Lady Gaga, and Gabrielle Union.

We previously reported, to date, more than 30 women including Angelina Jolie, Ashley Judd and Rose McGowen have come forward to say they were either sexually harassed and/or raped by Weinstein.


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