Millions of sexual assault, harassment victims take to social media to say 'me too'

By: Katie Higgins

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TULSA, Okla. - Quick facts:

  • Millions of sexual assault and harassment victims have posted "me too" on social media.
  • The move comes as victims come together to discuss the issue following accusations involving Hollywood's Harvey Weinstein.
  • Statistics show that sexual assault happens frequently in the U.S.

 

People across Green Country found "me too" posts all over social media Monday.

The posts are a part of a call for women to share if they have been victims of sexual or harassment or assault, and millions came together to discuss the issue.

The move comes after women began accusing Hollywood's Harvey Weinstein of abuse.

Missy Iski with DVIS told FOX23 she understands why it's taken so long to get the word out.

"It's kind of like, 'Did I do something wrong,'" she said, "but you absolutely did not."

Monday, Alyssa Milano tweeted out calling for victims to respond with "me too" if they had been sexually harassed or assaulted.

Sexual harassment and assault can include unwanted sexual comments, jokes or unwanted touch, and these crimes are punishable by law.

According to RAINN, an American is sexually assaulted every 98 seconds.

Iski told FOX23 a support system is key, whether that by friends, family or organizations like DVIS.

DVIS advocates are available 24 hours a day at 918-743-5763.


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