On Monday night at the @Elle #womeninhollywood event, @reesewitherspoon shared her very own experience with sexual assault in the wake of Harvey Weinstein's scandal. "I have my own experiences that have come back to me very vividly and I find it really hard to sleep, hard to think, hard to communicate a lot of the feelings that I’ve been having about anxiety, honest, the guilt for not speaking up earlier," she said, "And I wish that I could tell you that was an isolated incident in my career, but sadly it wasn’t. I’ve had multiple experiences of harassment and sexual assault and I don’t speak about them very often."
#therunwaycoach ____________________ #metoo Thank you to Alyssa Milano for starting the “Me Too” Twitter Campaign to encourage all women who have been raped, sexually assaulted or harassed to come forward and not be ashamed of what they’ve been through. I was sexually assaulted about two years ago. When I reported my assault to the Police, the Police Officer who interviewed the man who assaulted me defended him and praised his good character! He did not even know my assailant, yet he didn’t look at facts and did not remain impartial, but defended the man who assaulted me! I was shocked. I was then harassed by two friends of the assailant and had to report both of them to the Police for harassment and almost sued the third man for libel after he wrote two defamatory online articles about me. I also had two female friends betray me and protect the men who were harassing me. This is the CRAP Women have to put up with when we defend ourselves from predatory men. It’s not right! Why should we be openly bullied, defamed and harassed for defending ourselves! It has to stop and I really hope Harvey Weinstein will face the justice he deserves! #endsexualassault#endsexualviolence#endharrasment#1in3#women#womenwednesday#harveyweinstein#alyssamilano
Because Safety First ladies. This is for the Harvey Weinstein's of this world. **trigger warning** sexual assault. ME TOO - I was 13 and we were at a shop. A man in his 50's pretended to bump into me and then squeezed my arm and said sorry to me as he slowly moved his hand across my breasts. In. Front. Of. My. Mum. I was 14 and a family friend who was in his 40's at the time cornered me and looked me up and down and said 'If you ever want to share a baby with me, just let me know' 'What do you mean? ' *smirks* 'I think you know what I mean' I was 15 and was at a party with some friends. I had gone to sleep and woke up to this 14 year old kid fondling my breasts while all of his friends laughed. When I was 18 and was with my boyfriend and he was drunk and he told me he wanted to have sex and I didn't want to (I was sober). I kept of saying 'no' even throughout the 'event'. I didn't fight him off because he was my boyfriend at the time and you can't get raped by your boyfriend, right? I was 21 and my personal trainer sent me a text saying how much he wanted to put his hands all over me in the training session we had that day. I was really embarrassed and told him I had a boyfriend. I pretended it never happened and went back for another session as I had pre paid for 10. The next time I saw him he tried to touch my breast. I quit the gym and didn't tell anyone. I thought, 'maybe I was being too nice and I led him on?' I was 24 and drunk at a party and I felt a hand go up my skirt and squeeze my bum really hard and painfully. There were a few more but you get the point... #metoo#harveyweinstein#girl#fitness#safetyfirst#gymtag#24hourgym#woman#sexualassault#change#timetochange#mumhealth#mentalhealth#alarm#feminist#female#whatwomenputupwith#respect#reapectwomen#respectsgirls#equality#sexist#genderequality
After graduating high school in 2000, I was stumped on what to do next. I attended a seminar by #johnrobertpowers for #modeling & a woman named Soulmy suggested acting lessons. She'd even pay half the fee! I didn't have the💲so no lessons but it didn't matter as I was concerned about being taken advantage of if I continued the acting route. Multiple interviews from #actresses about #sexualabuse, reading books like YOU'LL NEVER MAKE LIVE IN THIS TOWN AGAIN AGAIN (sequel to YOU'LL NEVER MAKE LOVE IN THIS TOWN AGAIN 😁) and just the flat out #accusations from #childstars like #coreyhaim, accusations directed at #bryansinger#harveyweinstein & several others made me rethink the acting route as a #blackamericanwomen #blackamerican. #black teen #girls#women are #abducted#raped#molested#assaulted at an alarming rate which is hidden under the belief that black women aren't desirable thanks to #racism. I'm glad people are speaking out again as I see in 10 years this issue will start to decline 😘 #metoo @tova_leigh