Actress Alyssa Milano has long been a vocal critic of President Donald Trump.
She’s also been protesting the nomination of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to the country’s highest court.
About a month ago, for example, the actress partook in a “Rise Up for Roe” pro-abortion event in Phoenix, Arizona. During her time there, the actress tweeted a photo of herself wearing a “Handmaid’s Tale” outfit while she held a sign that read, “Never Kavanaugh, Never Gilead.”
The caption on her tweet read, “#RiseUpForRoe.”
Now she’s again tossed her two cents into the controversy surrounding the allegations leveled against Kavanaugh, whom Trump nominated back in the July.
Kavanaugh’s been accused of trying to rip a woman’s clothes off at a house party back in the early ’80s when he was a teenager in high school.
Christine Blasey Ford, a California psychologist, is the individual behind the allegations — which Kavanaugh has vehemently denied.
No one else has corroborated those allegations, either.
Yet after the president tweeted out his support for Kavanaugh on Friday morning, Milano couldn’t contain herself.
“I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving parents. I ask that she bring those filings forward so that we can learn date, time, and place!” Trump tweeted on Friday.
This has set many people off.
Said Milano to the president on Twitter on Friday, using foul language, “Hey, @realDonaldTrump, Listen the f*** up. I was sexually assaulted twice. Once when I was a teenager. I never filed a police report and it took me 30 years to tell my parents. If any survivor of sexual assault would like to add to this, please do so in the replies. #MeToo.”
Milano is 45, by the way — and her comments have now led to a “Twitter moment.”
“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.
“Therefore there is not a singular way a victim is supposed to act afterward. Milano’s tweet [as of earlier today] received 807 replies, 1,600 retweets and 5,300 likes,” the publication also noted.
Amid the ongoing political back-and-forth concerning SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh and accusations of sexual misconduct during his time at prep school, Survivors of sexual assault share #WhyIDidntReport. https://t.co/WG9Zlfochg
— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) September 21, 2018
The actress later added the hashtag #WhyIDidn’tReport — which has been trending on Twitter as thousands of survivors share their stories.
Here’s an example:
I waited over 20 years to report my sexual abuser.
Because I was 14.
Because it was my hero.
Because it was my priest.
Because I thought I'd be expelled.
Because I feared no one would believe me.
Because I thought suicide was easier than telling 1 person#WhyIDidntReport
— Thomas Roberts (@ThomasARoberts) September 21, 2018
Because I was an undocumented immigrant and he was a firefighter in a small town. Who were the cops going to believe? What was I willing to risk?
The 2nd time when I spoke up, I was told “he just got back from war, cut him some slack”
— Roxane (@Roooxane) September 21, 2018
And here’s yet another:
#WhyIDidntReport because i didnt want to admit that the third time, i had been drinking. i didnt want to be asked what i was wearing, or why i went to a party after my shift working for the same place i wouldve reported too. and i didnt seem bad enough to report.
— laura (@pastelparker) September 21, 2018
And here’s another:
We have such a great track record for investigating and prosecuting sexual abuse victims in this country, I dont know why she didnt report it immediately! *eyeroll captioned for the sarcasm impaired*
— Bob McCown (@rmccown) September 21, 2018
Kavanaugh — a highly respected judge, coach, husband, and father of two — is now in the position of trying to prove a negative from 36 years ago.
Never mind that Ford’s allegations did not come to light until the 11th hour, just before the first vote was scheduled to be taken by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.
Milano and others of her ilk hate Trump, they hate Kavanaugh — and they’re trying to detail the nomination however they can.
Never mind that Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) sat on a letter she received from the accuser — and only produced it at the last minute, at a politically opportune time, as many Republicans have stated.
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).
No one should ever be abused, period. But Milano and others of her ilk hate Trump, they hate Kavanaugh — and they’re trying to derail the nomination.
Stay tuned for more drama — in which the Hollywood crowd will certainly continue to take part.
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