Alyssa Milano promotes #MeToo campaign: 'Let's fix this problem'

The movement was originally launched by activist Tanara Burke in 2007.
By Annie Martin  |  Oct. 19, 2017 at 9:36 AM
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Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Alyssa Milano has no intention of stopping the #MeToo campaign.

The 44-year-old actress promised on Thursday's episode of Good Morning America to continue the #MeToo movement until sexual harassment and abuse against women stops.

"We are going to be vocal until this stops," she asserted. "Not one more. It stops here."

Milano reignited the #MeToo campaign Sunday after a number of sexual assault and harassment allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein started a national dialogue. The hashtag calls for people to post "me too" if they've been sexually harassed or assaulted to "give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem."

"I really want this to be about the every woman's voice," Milano said. "This is your movement, women. This is your time and if I can be the vessel and hold the bullhorn for you guys to shout as loud as humanly possible then I'm honored to do so."

"Let's fix this problem," she encouraged.

#MeToo has appeared in 1.4 million tweets and 13 million posts, comments and reactions on Facebook as of Thursday morning. Singer Lady Gaga and actresses Debra Messing and Evan Rachel Wood are among the stars to have used the hashtag.

"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," Wood tweeted Sunday.

Milano said she plans to work with activist Tanara Burke, who initiated the #MeToo campaign in 2007, and The Creative Coalition, an advocacy group in the entertainment industry, to put #MeToo into action and establish "protocols" for gender equality and behavior.

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