Lady Gaga, Evan Rachel Wood, Rosario Dawson and Debra Messing are among the stars chiming in.
Alyssa Milano encouraged women to tweet "me too" if they have ever been victims of sexual harassment or assault, and many of her Hollywood friends -- both male and female -- flooded the social media platform with their personal stories.
"If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote 'Me too' as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem," Milano tweeted on Sunday. The simple yet powerful phrase quickly became a trend on Twitter and on other social media platforms.
If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet. pic.twitter.com/k2oeCiUf9n— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) October 15, 2017
"Because I was shamed and considered a 'party girl' I felt I deserved it. I shouldn't have been there, I shouldn't have been 'bad' #metoo," actress Evan Rachel Wood responded.
The movement is a direct response to the Harvey Weinstein scandal, where several actresses have accused him of sexual misconduct. While some tweets just read "me too," others have touching recounts of what happened to them. By early Monday, more than 200,000 #MeToo tweets were published under the hashtag.
Weinstein's lawyer denied many of the more serious sexual misconduct allegations against the disgraced movie mogul in a statement reading, "Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein. Mr. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances."
See who else in Hollywood has said "me too."
Because I was shamed and considered a "party girl" I felt I deserved it. I shouldnt have been there, I shouldn't have been "bad" #metoo— #EvanRachelWould (@evanrachelwood) October 16, 2017
It took a while for my body to feel again after shutting down. Empathy, joy, sex, tears, all had to be re-learned. #metoo— #EvanRachelWould (@evanrachelwood) October 16, 2017
Me too https://t.co/ScX67Kmmiy— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) October 15, 2017
Me too https://t.co/Hi7XNEABEv— Ellen Barkin (@EllenBarkin) October 16, 2017
Me too. I don’t know if means anything coming from a gay man but it’s happened. Multiple times.— Javier Muñoz (@JMunozActor) October 15, 2017
#metoo I was raped by my mother and a male family member, sexually assaulted as a model, sexually harassed by the director of my agency.— Nikki DuBose (@TheNikkiDuBose) October 15, 2017
Me too— Anna Paquin (@AnnaPaquin) October 15, 2017
Me, too #MeToo— Anika Noni Rose (@AnikaNoniRose) October 15, 2017
Reminder that if a woman didn't post #MeToo, it doesn't mean she wasn't sexually assaulted or harassed. Survivors don't owe you their story.— Alexis Benveniste (@apbenven) October 16, 2017
It's taken me 13 years to say #MeToo .He is still protected by 'family members' in Brazil. They've told lies to papers to try to silence me.— Kaya Scodelario (@kScodders) October 16, 2017
solidarity counts for something. but this shouldn't be our problem to fix #MeToo— Franchesca Ramsey (@chescaleigh) October 16, 2017
Because it’s still hard to talk about, it makes it all the more important to say:#MeToo— Meg Turney (@megturney) October 16, 2017
#MeToo - Crowded tram at Disney, sat a row behind my family. Man kept his hand on my thigh the whole ride, stroking the fine hair there. His friend looked on. Think I was 11 but scared to confirm dates of that trip with my mom, because I never told anyone. Us too. All of us.— Allison Tolman (@Allison_Tolman) October 16, 2017
To every person that shared a story or the hashtag- I believe you. I stand with you. Forever. #MeToo— Jenn Kaytin Robinson (@JennKaytin) October 16, 2017
Me too— Rena Sofer (@RenaSofer) October 16, 2017
me too— Lea Thompson (@LeaKThompson) October 15, 2017
Me too— Laura Dreyfuss (@lauradreyfuss) October 15, 2017
Me too.— AmandAHHHH! Die-bert (@amandadeibert) October 16, 2017
I believe you. #MeToo— Aaron Abrams (@MrAaronAbrams) October 16, 2017
#MeToo— Sam Donovan (@samisblond) October 16, 2017
Sexual assault affects the LGBTQ+ ppl as much as it does straight.
None of us are alone, all of us can help stop it.
Actually really really interested to know if there are women out there who have *never* experienced sexual harassment. #metoo— Jojo Moyes (@jojomoyes) October 16, 2017