#Metoo takes social media by storm, highlights magnitude of sexual abuse

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While people have come out in the open in the past, Sunday and Monday saw social media flooded with messages, mostly from women, who tagged their profiles to indicate that they have been sexually harassed or assaulted.

Milano said she is passionate about women's rights.

Milano's former co-star on TV's "Charmed", Rose McGowan, tweeted in support of the campaign.

Women listened. Within hours, tweets with the words "me too" began appearing in droves. "Harvey has a wife with whom I have had the privilege of working these past five years in the show Project Runway All Stars. Georgina Chapman is my friend". Actress Gabrielle Union and singer Lady Gaga also tweeted the hashtag.

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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. Not only have people been contributing on Twitter, but the status has made its way onto other social media platforms with people sharing experiences and stories.

Many women in the U.S. and France appeared to be speaking out for the first time about abuses they had suffered, often saying they had to overcome feelings of shame and embarrassment to do so. "Seeing so many women vocalize that they have been sexually assaulted or harassed gives more women the courage and bravery to speak up, tell someone, and not feel so ashamed". According to Twitter, the hashtag has already been used more than 200,000 times.

Milano spoke out against Weinstein on her website, Patriot not Partisan, on October 9, four days after the New York Times story was published.

British actress Lysette Anthony says she reported to police on Wednesday that Weinstein raped her in her London home in the late 1980s. "We must do better for women everywhere".

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