Celine Cooper: Me too, and let's stop acting surprised

Jay Jacobs
October 17, 2017

Another response made the unfortunate but all too true claim that "women who've "only" been harassed, not assaulted, consider ourselves lucky".

On Monday Twitter confirmed to CNN that #MeToo had been tweeted more than a half a million times. "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". Do not see in my silence for something other than the respect that I feel for a dear friend and her wonderful children.

Thousands of women have followed in her footsteps.

More than 40 women have come forward in the last two weeks, to say they were harassed or assaulted by the now-fired studio exec, with numerous women claiming they stayed quiet because they didn't expect anyone to believe them. "I'm here#MeToo", Amy Christensen said in her post.

Some responded to her tweet with just "Me too", including True Blood actress Anna Paquin.

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Some women and victims of sexual assault expressed that Sunday's stream of tweets felt empowering.

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. "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".

Milano, probably best known for her role in the 1980s sitcom "Who's the Boss", is not among the accusers.

Milano's call came as the scope of allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has been coming to light.

"The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governors met today to discuss the allegations against Harvey Weinstein, and has voted well in excess of the required two-thirds majority to immediately expel him from the Academy", according to a statement issued on Saturday from the organization.

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