(Mr Weinstein has said that all sexual relations were consensual and his legal team have called other allegations "false".) The news inspired dozens of female celebrities – including Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, and Kate Beckinsale – to open up about being harassed by Mr Weinstein and other Hollywood bigwigs.
“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,” she wrote.
The tweet has since garnered more than 61,000 replies and more than 22,000 retweets.
The simple phrase – “Me too” – has become a viral hashtag, and spread to Facebook and Instagram as well.
While Ms Milano may have started the online campaign, however, the "me too" movement actually started with a Black activist in Harlem more than 10 years ago.
"Milo meets his baby sister for the first time," Milano captioned the touching photo.
, Milano touched on her decision to have children in her 40s. I'd had my ladies' lunches and my shopping days," she told the magazine. Alyssa Milano offered a peek into her life as a mom on Monday, Oct.27, when she shared an intimate photo of herself with her baby girl.Some women, however, felt the hashtag actually removed blame from male perpetrators, putting the onus on female survivors. Meg Nolan, writing for Vice, lamented the fact that women are “tasked with performing our pain so often”.“Why are we still demanding that women out themselves as survivors, again and again and again, rather than demanding that men out themselves as abusers? The Daily Beast's Olivia Messer questioned whether changed required "the horror of every woman I know swimming in her own trauma on social media so you can all see it".PHOTOS: Celeb moms brag about their kids on social media On Saturday, Sept.