Alyssa Milano puts a point on #WhyIDidntReport in a powerful new essay

Alyssa Milano puts a point on #WhyIDidntReport in a powerful new essay”

"The many assault survivors replying to Milano's invitation on Twitter show that there is not a singular narrative for a victim of sexual assault", Newsweek declared on Friday. And this feels particularly true when such tweets are aimed at a man with a great amount of power who has been accused of sexual harassment and assault by 19 women and has privately admitted to having the ability to "grab [women] by the [vagina]".

Earlier in the day, Trump had tried to cast doubt on Ford, who has accused Kavanaughof holding her down and groping her at party during their high school days. I never filed a police report.

Kavanaugh has denied the claims, but the allegation has halted his confirmation proceedings.

Twitter has erupted with #WhyIDidntReport confessions since Trump's tweet, as Alyssa Milano, Ashley Judd, Padma Lakshmi and others detailed their reasons for silence following incidents.

"Because it was gutting to admit - even to myself - that I was assaulted".

Promptly, and bravely, responding to the president's unwarranted and unsubstantiated comment, Milano chose to set the president straight in a searing and honest tweet, in which she revealed she has also been a victim of sexual assault. Once when I was a teenager.

President Trump has previously defended his nominee's character and said it's hard for him to believe that he would have carried out a sexual assault as alleged, but had previously refrained from direct attacks as he said he wanted to hear from Ford and allow the process to play out.

'I ask that she bring those filings forward so that we can learn date, time, and place!' He asked her to produce the report to prove the details of her alleged assault and wondered, "Why didn't someone call the Federal Bureau of Investigation 36 years ago?"

Grassley had said that if she did not agree, he would schedule a vote on confirming Kavanaugh to the lifetime position on the Supreme Court on Monday, without her testimony. Lakshmi said her first encounter happened when she was age seven, and her parents sent her away when she talked to them about it. "Because when I did come forward at age 26 after 15 years, no one believed me".

The Bureau of Justice Statistics also reports that a majority of rapes and other sexual assaults aren't reported to police.

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he "feels terribly" for Judge Brett Kavanaugh and his family.

Sexual assault can leave long-term effects on victims, including post-traumatic stress disorder, severe anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts, an anti-sexual assault group founded by "Law and Order" actress Mariska Hargitay.

This has set many people off.

And never mind that the accuser is trying to dictate and control when she may (or may not) share more details about her accusations with the committee (she wants a Thursday hearing, among other demands).

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