Alyssa Milano Shares Why She Didn’t Report Her Assault

Alyssa Milano Shares Why She Didn’t Report Her Assault

Alyssa Milano Shares Why She Didn’t Report Her Assault

She is one of the hundreds of thousands who have spoken out on social media in a movement defined by the Why I Didn't Report hashtag. Once when I was a teenager.

"I never told anyone for decades - not a friend, not a boyfriend, not a therapist, not my husband when I got married years later", wrote Davis.

The commander-in-chief is clearly too ignorant to understand there's no standard way survivors talk about sexual assault.

In a series of tweets seeking to cast doubt on Ford's story, the president asked one of the most common yet tone-deaf questions: Why didn't you speak up earlier?

"I say let her say what she has to say and let's see how it all comes out", Trump told said inside a Las Vegas arena before his scheduled rally.

Kavanaugh has categorically denied the accusations ever since they became public. "We certainly wish him well", he said.

This article has #WhyIDidntReport tweets interspersed throughout. It *is* odd that a person who seems to be so well-liked by the many women colleagues he's had in his career would be presumed guilty of being a boorish sex criminal.

"I was 7 the first time I was sexually assaulted". "I've been assaulted but this wasn't because I was an actress".

It took me years after my assault to voice the experience to my closest friends.

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.

When the #MeToo movement took off on social media a year ago, women from all walks of life across the world, came forward with stories of sexual abuse and assault.

According to Department of Justice figures from 2016, 77.1 per cent of people claiming to be victims of sexual assault did not report the matter to the police. "So that might be a big part of it", Sorensen said. A number of survivors, women and men, took to Twitter and used the hashtag #WhyIDidntReport to state why they didn't file a complaint at the time incidents of assault took place.

In 2014, after video surfaced of National Football League player Ray Rice punching his fiancée, survivors of domestic abuse used #WhyIStayed to share their stories of feeling trapped in abusive relationships. Because I thought it was normal. Because I didn't want my boyfriend to look at me differently. Then I blocked it out to protect myself.

"Because I told myself it wasn't 'bad enough'".

Fellow #MeToo advocate Ashley Judd chimed in as well. The sputtering will happen anyway because, like I say, Trump talking about sexual assault is a Pavlovian dynamic but on balance I'd bet this helps Kavanaugh a bit. So when I was raped at 15, I only told my diary. "When an adult read it, she accused me of having sex with an adult man". She also tweeted Saturday that she plans to join a nationwide walkout on Monday to support Ford and survivors of sexual assault, organized by NARAL Pro-Choice America.

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