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.
The movement started as a response to the more than two dozen women who have accused Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of rape and sexual assault.
On Sunday, actress Alyssa Milano tweeted a note that read, "Suggested by a friend: 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."
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
"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," Wood wrote on Twitter.
— #EvanRachelWould (@evanrachelwood) October 16, 2017
Men like singer and actor Javier Munoz of Broadway's "Hamilton" have also voiced support for the movement.
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
To everyone who's posted a #MeToo tweet I want you to know I think you're incredibly courageous, it's not your fault and I believe you.
— Samuel Brown (@samueljohnbrown) October 16, 2017