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Alyssa Milano Says She Was Sexually Assaulted at Teenage In Response to President Donald Trump's Controversial Tweet

Updated On 24 Sep, 2018 Published On

Alyssa Milano has opened up that she was sexually assaulted by her teenage, revealing that why she never reported it.

In response to a controversial tweet by President Donald Trump posted on Friday, September 21, the Who's the Boss? star wrote in a powerful op-ed published by Vox on Sunday, September 23, "When I was sexually assaulted, I wasn’t that much older than Christine Blasey Ford".

Dr. Ford accused former White House Staff Secretary Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault at a high school party in 1982. Brett, however, has denied the allegation made against him.

The U.S. President took to Twitter and attempted to cast doubt on her claims.

He wrote,

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!

In a second tweet, Trump asked, "The radical left lawyers want the FBI to get involved NOW. Why didn’t someone call the FBI 36 years ago?"

Alyssa added,

Far too many of us know that what President Trump said is simply not true. Victims of sexual assault often don’t report what happened because they know all too well that our stories are rarely taken seriously or believed and that when it comes to sexual misconduct, our justice system is broken.

She continued, "Now, we are seeing our worst nightmares realized when we see the disbelief, pushback, hate, and death threats Ford is receiving just because she had the courage to speak up".

The actress, 45, explained that, after being attacked, it "took me years after my assault to voice the experience to my closest friends."

She added, "It took me three decades to tell my parents that the assault had even happened."

Alyssa wrote,

I never filed a police report. I never told officials. I never tried to find justice for my pain because justice was never an option. For me, speaking up meant reliving one of the worst moments of my life. It meant recognizing my attacker’s existence when I wanted nothing more than to forget that he was allowed to walk on this Earth at all. This is what every survivor goes through.

For women who have been sexually assaulted, Alyssa wrote, "Telling our stories means being vulnerable to public attacks and ridicule when our only 'crime' was to be assaulted in the first place."

Before penning her editorial, she responded to the president's tweet shortly after he posted it Friday morning.

Hey, @realDonaldTrump, Listen the f**k 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 me parents. If any survivor of sexual assault would like to add to this please do so in the replies. #MeToo

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