Me Too campaign brings sex assault survivors together after Weinstein accusations

<p>The &quot;Me Too&quot; campaign has become a rallying cry started by actress Alyssa Milano for people all over the world to share their stories of sexual harassment and assault, or to simply say &quot;Me Too&quot; to show the size of the issue.</p>

News 12 Staff

Oct 16, 2017, 10:52 PM

Updated 2,468 days ago

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A growing social media campaign is encouraging women to speak up about sexual harassment and assault in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.
The "Me Too" campaign has become a rallying cry started by actress Alyssa Milano for people all over the world to share their stories of sexual harassment and assault, or to simply say "Me Too" to show the size of the issue.
Jennifer Friedman is an attorney at "My Sister's Place," a nonprofit that provides services to victims of domestic abuse and human trafficking. She says celebrities sharing their stories can make a difference.
"Many of them are at the heights of their career, and for them to feel confident to speak out is very helpful to all the many millions of people out there who are survivors," says Friedman.
But while the hashtag continues to trend on Twitter, experts say not all survivors of sexual assault will want to share their stories publicly.
Advocates for victims of sexual abuse say they hope fallout from the Weinstein case will help bring lasting cultural change.


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