Actress Alyssa Milano Sparks 'Me Too' Sexual Harassment Awareness Campaign

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Alyssa Milano asked women to say"Me too if they had been sexually assaulted or harassed

On Monday Twitter confirmed to CNN that #MeToo had been tweeted more than a half a million times.

A tidal wave of #MeToo hashtags have taken over social media as women and men affected by sexual assault try to show the issue's magnitude. "I shouldnt have been there, I shouldn't have been "bad" #metoo", Wood wrote on Twitter.

Thousands of women have followed in her footsteps.

London's Metropolitan Police force said Sunday that the woman reported being assaulted in London in 2010, 2011 and 2015.

"Me too, my mother too, my sister too, my grandmother too, my best friends too", said another. She also notes that, according to Statistics Canada's crime victimization survey, an estimated 460,000 Canadian women were victims of sexual assault in 2004.

A number of celebrities joined in, including actresses Rosario Dawson, Debra Messing and Anna Paquin, admitting they too had dealt with similar experiences.

Thousands of women are identifying themselves as victims of sexual harassment or assault following a call to action propelled by actress Alyssa Milano in the wake of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein's downfall over of allegations of sexual misconduct spanning decades.

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.

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. "You've given me the courage to finally speak out and not be afraid".

The 65-year-old was expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Sunday, following yet another claim of rape from actress Lysette Anthony.

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