Actress Alyssa Milano has had more than 30,000 responses to a tweet encouraging people to reply "Me too" if they have ever been sexually harassed or assaulted.
In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein allegations, tens of thousands of people responded in just 12 hours, including "Me too" responses from Will and Grace star Debra Messing and Oscar-winner Anna Paquin.
Milano said a friend had suggested the idea to give some understanding of "the magnitude of the problem" – and now the #MeToo hashtag is trending on Twitter.
Among the thousands of responses included Lisa J, who posted: "Me, too. When I was in the military, my date wanted sex. I said no. He ripped my shirt. I jumped out of the car. I was lucky."
@MunozActor said: "Me too. I don't know if means anything coming from a gay man but it's happened. Multiple times."
Another user, @BeSeriousUSA, replied: "Me too. Harassed at work at multiple companies, stalked, assaulted…..almost all of my friends have similar stories. We need to speak up."
"Honestly, has happened to *every* woman I know. And many, many of the girls. The scale is horrific. Am glad we are speaking up, finally," tweeted @Perlalaloca.
Milano appeared in the series Charmed with Rose McGowan – one of
against Weinstein. five women who have made an allegation of rape
:: The Accusers
Lina Esco, Actress
She says Weinstein told her: "I think we should see a movie in the theatre, like back in the day, and we should kiss."
She allegedly brushed him off but he pressed on and forcefully tries to kiss her.
"It's just a kiss," he allegedly said.
Minka Kelly, Actress
After meeting to Weinstein at a party, Kelly claims he set up a "general meeting" via her agent in his hotel room.
"He said: 'I know you were feeling what I was feeling when we met the other night' and then regaled me with offers of a lavish life filled with trips around the world on private planes etc. – If I would be his girlfriend."
Lysette Anthony, Actress
The British actress, who now stars in Hollyoaks, accused Harvey Weinstein of raping her in the 1980s.
She told the Sunday Times: "He pushed me inside and rammed me against the coat rack. He was trying to kiss me and shove inside me. Finally I just gave up."
Tara Subkoff, Actress
The 44-year-old star said she was invited to a premiere after party in 1990 where she met Weinstein.
"He motioned for me to come over to him, and then grabbed me to sit me on his lap. I was so surprised and shocked I couldn't stop laughing because it was so awkward.
Subkoff told Page Six she then felt "that he had an erection".
Angie Everhart, Model
Everhart told a radio station she was sleeping in her bedroom on a yacht at a European film festival when she awoke to find Weinstein standing over her and masturbating.
Eva Green, Actress
"I wish to address comments made by my mother in a recent interview regarding Harvey Weinstein. I met him for a business meeting in Paris at which he behaved inappropriately and I had to push him off. I got away without it going further, but the experience left me shocked and disgusted.
I have not discussed this before because I wanted to maintain my privacy, but I understand it is important to do so as I hear about other women's experiences. Women are often condemned when they speak out and their personal reputations tarnished by association.
I salute the great bravery of the women who have come forward. We should recognise that this sort of behaviour exists everywhere and is not unique to the entertainment industry. The exploitation of power is ubiquitous. This behaviour is unacceptable and needs to be eliminated."
Claire Forlani, Actress
"You see, nothing happened to me with Harvey – by that I mean, I escaped 5 times. I had two Peninsula Hotel meetings in the evening with Harvey and all I remember was I ducked, dived and ultimately got out of there without getting slobbered over, well just a bit. Yes, massage was suggested. The three dinners with Harvey I don't really remember the time period, I was 25. I remember him telling me all the actresses who had slept with him and what he had done for them."
Kate Beckinsale, Actress
In a statement released to her Instagram the actress accused Weinstein showing up to a meeting in a bathrobe and offered her alcohol when she was 17.
"After declining alcohol and announcing that I had school in the morning I left, uneasy but unscathed. A few years later he asked me if he had tried anything with me in that first meeting. I realised he couldn't remember if he had assaulted me or not."
Florence Darel, Actress
The French actress told French media that Weinstein promised to help make it in America if she became his "part-time" mistress.
"I told him I was very much in love with my partner, but he said that that didn't worry him and he wanted me to be his mistress for a few days a year."
Cara Delevingne, Model
The model turned actress claims she was invited up to his room where Weinstein asked her to kiss another woman, before later trying to kiss her on the lips.
"I went to a meeting with him in the lobby of a hotel with a director about an upcoming film.
"The director left the meeting and Harvey asked me to stay and chat with him. As soon as we were alone he began to brag about all the actresses he had slept with and how he had made their careers and spoke about other inappropriate things of a sexual nature.
"He then invited me to his room. I quickly declined and asked his assistant if my car was outside. She said it wasn't and wouldn't be for a bit and I should go to his room.
"At that moment I felt very powerless and scared but didn't want to act that way hoping that I was wrong about the situation.
"When I arrived I was relieved to find another woman in his room and thought immediately I was safe.
"He asked us to kiss and she began some sort of advances upon his direction. I swiftly got up and asked him if he knew that I could sing. And I began to sing….i thought it would make the situation better….more professional….like an audition….i was so nervous.
"After singing I said again that I had to leave. He walked me to the door and stood in front of it and tried to kiss me on the lips. I stopped him and managed to get out of the room."
Lea Seydoux, Actress
The French star who stars in James Bond film Skyfall wrote an article in the Guardian saying: "He suddenly jumped on me and tried to kiss me. I had to defend myself. He's big and fat, so I had to be forceful to resist him."
Gwyneth Paltrow, Actress
Paltrow told The New York Times that Weinstein hired her for the lead role in the film Emma and, before shooting the film, invited her to his suite.
She then claims he touched her and suggested having joint massages in the bedroom when she was 22 years old.
"I was a kid, I was signed up, I was petrified," she said.
She claimed she then told Brad Pitt, her boyfriend at the time, about the incident and that the actor confronted Weinstein.
Louisette Geiss, Actress
Geiss claimed she was called to a late night meeting with Weinstein, when he emerged in a bathrobe and told her he would approve her script if she watched him masturbate.
Judith Godreche, Actress
Weinstein allegedly harassed French actress Judith Godreche in Cannes, but she claims she was advised by a colleague not to speak out against him.
Dawn Dunning, Actress
Weinstein allegedly offered aspiring actress Dawn Dunning roles in upcoming films in exchange for sexual favours.
She claims he told her she would "never make it in this business" if she denied him.
Asia Argento, Actress
The Italian actress who stars in action film xXx, spoke to The New Yorker, accusing Weinstein of forcibly performing oral sex on her at his hotel in 1997. She told the magazine: "It wouldn't stop. It was a nightmare."
Katherine Kendall, Actress
In 1993, Weinstein allegedly exposed himself to actress Katherine Kendall at his apartment.
Ambra Battilana Gutierrez, Model
The Italian model leaked a recording of Weinstein allegedly sexually harassing her.
"Why yesterday you touch my breast?" she is heard saying.
"Oh, please, sorry, just come on in, I'm used to that," he answers.
Mira Sorvino, Actress
In 1995, at the Toronto International Film Festival, Weinstein allegedly harassed actress Mira Sorvino, star of 1996 comedy Beautiful Girls.
She claims he later went to her apartment late one night for a marketing meeting he had suggested.
She told him her boyfriend was coming over and he left, she says.
Rosanna Arquette, Actress
Weinstein allegedly tried to put Pulp Fiction actress Rosanna Arquette's hand on his penis.
When she rejected him, she claimed he said she was "making a big mistake".
Rose McGowan, Actress
Weinstein reached a reported $100,000 settlement with Charmed actress Rose McGowan after she alleged a sexual harassment incident.
McGowan has tweeted that "HW raped me".
Ashley Judd, Actress
Actress Ashley Judd was one of the first women to come forward with accusations against Weinstein, alleging he made an indecent proposal to her at her hotel suite.
Emma de Caunes, Actress
In 2010, Weinstein allegedly showed his penis and demanded sex from French actress Emma de Caunes after a business meeting.
Lauren O'Connor, Executive
Lauren O'Connor, a former employee of Weinstein, wrote a memo about his actions, saying she felt "sexualised and diminished".
Weinstein reportedly agreed on a settlement with her.
Jessica Barth, Actress
In 2011, Weinstein allegedly pressured actress Jessica Barth to give him a naked massage at the Peninsula Hotel in New York.
Lauren Sivan, Journalist
Journalist Lauren Sivan allegedly refused a kiss from Weinstein before he allegedly performed a sex act in front of her at the Cafe Socialista restaurant in New York.
Jessica Hynes, Actress
The British actress said she was invited to audition in a bikini for Weinstein when she was 19.
She claims she lost the job when she refused to wear it.
Romola Garai, Actress
British actress Romola Garai said she felt "violated" following a meeting with the mogul when she was 18.
"So I had to go to his hotel room in the Savoy and he answered the door in his bathrobe. I was only 18. I felt violated by it," she said.
Heather Graham, Actress
Graham accused Weinstein of calling her into his office and implying she had to sleep with him in order to get a part.
Angelina Jolie, Actress
In 1998, Weinstein allegedly harassed actress Angelina Jolie in a hotel room.
In an email to The New York Times, Jolie said: "I had a bad experience with Harvey Weinstein in my youth, and as a result, chose never to work with him again and warn others when they did.
"This behavior towards women in any field, any country is unacceptable."
Juls Bindi, Massage Therapist
Bindi accused Weinstein of masturbating in front of her in 2010 after a massage.
She says he simultaneously groped her and masturbated in front of her after she told him to stop.
A woman who did not wish to be named told The New Yorker that he summoned her to a hotel where he was staying and raped her.
An unnamed assistant accused him of pressuring her for a "massage" in a hotel in 2015.
An unnamed Miramax employee accused him of sexual harassment which was settled out of court.
A British woman accused Weinstein of sexual assault in three separate dates in 2010, 2011 and 2015 in Westminster and Camden.
A British woman accused Weinstein of sexual assault in Westminster in 1992.
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In a blog post last week, Milano said she was "sickened and angered over the disturbing accusations" – but "ecstatic even – that it has opened up a dialogue around the continued sexual harassment, objectification and degradation of women".
Dozens of women have made claims of sexual assault or harassment against the Hollywood producer, including
allegations being investigated by British police.
Weinstein denies claims of non-consensual sex, but has found himself ostracised by the film industry and his peers, and on Sunday was
expelled by the Oscars Academy.