Alyssa Milano Launches "Me Too" Twitter Hashtag to Raise Sexual Assault Awareness

Milano wrote that she got the idea from a friend who told her such a tweet "might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem."

In the wake of sexual assault and harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein, Alyssa Milano is getting thousands of responses on Twitter to her request that people reply to her on the social network with "me too" if they have been sexually harassed or assaulted.

Milano, 44, received "me, too" responses from Will & Grace star Debra Messing and Anna Paquin, the Oscar-winning actress from New Zealand, among numerous other stars.

Milano says on her Twitter account that she got the idea from a friend who told her such a tweet "might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem."

In another tweet that links to a blog post, Milano writes the following about film producer Harvey Weinstein: "While I am sickened and angered over the disturbing accusations of Weinstein's sexual predation and abuse of power, I'm happy — ecstatic even — that it has opened up a dialogue around the continued sexual harassment, objectification and degradation of women."

#MeToo was the top trend nationwide on Twitter on Sunday night as scores of women and men replied to Milano's initial tweet. By Monday afternoon, Twitter announced that the movement had reached 500,000 tweets.

Read some of the responses below.

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