Alyssa Milano shares powerful #whyididntreport essay about her sexual assault




 

President Trump's Twitter pushback Friday on allegations raised by Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault shocked many and spurred women to share their stories of assault on social media with the hashtag #whyididntreport.


And now, actor and activist Alyssa Milano has added her voice to the rising tide of enraged women calling for sexual crimes to be taken seriously in America. She retweeted the president, including her own cutting message.

"I was sexually assaulted twice. Once when I was a teenager. I never filed a police report and it took me 30 years to tell me parents," she wrote.

And she continued, "If any survivor of sexual assault would like to add to this please do so in the replies."

In a searing essay for Vox, she explained why watching the leaders of our country tear down Ford is so offensive, and why people often don't report rape and other sexual assault crimes.

"When I was sexually assaulted, I wasn't that much older than Christine Blasey Ford - now a PhD in psychology - was when she was allegedly assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (Kavanaugh denies the incident occurred). I've watched, horrified as politicians and pundits refused to believe or take seriously these allegations."

Milano wrote that when the president tweeted that if Ford's allegations were true, she would have reported it, she felt "chilled to the core."

"Far too many of us know that what President Trump said is simply not true. Victims of sexual assault often don't report what happened because they know all too well that our stories are rarely taken seriously or believed."

She explained that the president's reaction is exactly why people don't report sexual crimes. "Now, we are seeing our worst nightmares realized when we see the disbelief, pushback, hate, and death threats Ford is receiving just because she had the courage to speak up," she wrote.

Milano ended her essay by simply stating that she believes Ford and demanding that our senators reject Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court, adding: "Every person who refuses to loudly and openly reject Brett Kavanaugh's nomination is telling every generation of Americans that an alleged abuser's career is more valuable than a survivor's humanity. And the highest court in our land is no place for an alleged sexual offender to sit."

Milano isn't the only celebrity speaking out. In yet another #DearIvanka campaign, other celebrities - including Busy Philipps, Amy Schumer, and Sophia Bush - are using their voices on social media to call on White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump to push the administration to conduct an FBI investigation into the charges.


If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual assault, please contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline for support at 800-656-4673.


COMMENTS

More Related News

Pence aide out of running to be Trump
Pence aide out of running to be Trump's next chief of staff

President Donald Trump evaluated new candidates to serve as his next chief of staff Sunday after plans for an orderly succession for departing John Kelly fell through. No obvious successor was in sight and there was some fretting that Trump may not be able to fill the job by the time Kelly was set to

Top House Dems raise prospect of impeachment, jail for Trump
Top House Dems raise prospect of impeachment, jail for Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) - Top House Democrats on Sunday raised the prospect of impeachment or almost-certain prison time for President Donald Trump if it's proved that he directed illegal hush-money payments to women, adding to the legal pressure on the president over the Russia investigation and other scandals

Jared Kushner Gave Saudi Crown Prince Advice After Khashoggi Slaying: NY Times
Jared Kushner Gave Saudi Crown Prince Advice After Khashoggi Slaying: NY Times

According to a NY Times report, Jared Kushner offered Mohammed bin Salman advice about how to weather the storm following the journalist's death.

Comey: Russia investigation initially looked at 4 Americans
Comey: Russia investigation initially looked at 4 Americans

The FBI's counterintelligence investigation into potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia initially focused on four Americans and whether they were connected to Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, former FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers during hours

Trump picks Army chief of staff as next top military adviser
Trump picks Army chief of staff as next top military adviser

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump announced Saturday that he's picked a battle-hardened commander who oversaw troops in Iraq and Afghanistan to be the nation's next top military adviser.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Comments

  • Cheap Essay
    (2018-11-27 10:36:22Z)

    I done most of well written Essays. Please send me an email your requirement and I'll be prepared to complete your task. So easy cool and think about essay about her sexual assault and start research as much as you can and conversation with others classmate as well. If you are still facing issues so you can click best Cheap Essay writing service provider.

    REPLY

Top News: Celebrity

facebook
Hit "Like"
Don't miss any important news
Thanks, you don't need to show me this anymore.