Alyssa Milano opens up on why she never reported her sexual assault

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Alyssa Milano opens up on why she never reported her sexual assault

While Republicans have all come out in support of their bastion, whose election to the court is necessary for the future of the party, the smear campaign on Ford for not coming out with her story sooner than the eleventh hour has managed to kindle another social media movement.

Survivors of abuse responded by rallying around a new hashtag, #WhyIDidntReport, to highlight the difficulties, fear, anger and shame that so often surround sexual harassment and assault.

There is no evidence to suggest Ford told her parents about an incident at the time, or that anyone in her family reported it to law enforcement in Maryland, where she alleges the attack took place.

Actor and activist Ashley Judd, who was one of the first women to come forward with allegations against Harvey Weinstein, also shared her own #WhyIDidntReport tweet.

This naturally incited an intense backlash, with women and men sharing their tales on Twitter with the #WhyIDidntReport hashtag to explain the myriad of reasons why victims don't go to the police. "But, most importantly, if you are also a survivor, I encourage you to honour your own experiences and your own voice, in your own time". "It took me three decades to tell my parents that the assault had even happened".

The hashtag is in response to US President Donald Trump's comments in the wake of Christine Blasey Ford's allegations against Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.

Ford came forward with her claims anonymously at first in a letter that Senator Dianne Feinstein passed along to FBI investigators.

"I feel so badly for him that he's going through this, to be honest with you, I feel so badly for him", said the USA president during a news conference. I didn't think they'd believe someone like him would behave the way he did.

"I was living in a time when someone who identified as a gay teenager would NOT be taken seriously by the police".

Hundreds of thousands of stories with the Why I Didn't Report hashtag are circulating social media.

This #WhyIDidntReport movement sheds light on why, as RAINN reports, seven out of 10 victims of sexual assault do not go to authorities. I told the first adults I came upon.

Dr. Ford, a professor of psychology at Palo Alto University in California, is now scheduled to testify against Judge Kavanaugh before the U.S. Senate on Thursday. "So when I was raped at 15, I only told my diary".

Hughes added that seven out of every ten victims do not report their assaults, and the same amount knows their attacker personally, which makes it more hard for them to speak up, according to Hughes.

Actress Alyssa Milano was among the staggering number of people who tweeted heartbreaking personal stories of being sexually assaulted and choosing not to report it for any number of reasons. They said 'Oh, he's a nice old man, that's not what he meant'. "Our culture treats people perceived as weak enough to be attacked as worse than their attackers", another woman tweeted.

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