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A year ago Alyssa Milano started a conversation about #MeToo. These women responded.

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In the afternoon of October 15, 2017, the actress Alyssa Milano tweeted a request to his followers: "If you have been sexually harassed or overwhelmed write" me too "in response to this tweet. "

The results were overwhelming.

Within 24 hours, her posts generated thousands of responses, comments and retweets and inspired thousands more original posts on social media, with women and men from around the world sharing personal stories. Among the celebrities who answered were Lady Gaga Viola Davis Javier Muñoz and Evan Rachel Wood .

But many women who answered were It was not household names that also spoke: nurses, teachers, engineers, florists, waitresses and students – mothers and daughters, sisters and wives.

Some opened for rape for the first time. Others pretended to refrain from aggressive employees and lose jobs.

Milan was not surprised to know that so many people had # MeToo stories – but she was surprised at how frank they were in telling these stories on social media. 19659005] "Everyone was so brave to talk about their experiences," Milan told NBC News in a telephone interview on Monday, held her anniversary anniversary "around the world."

"The most beautiful of all this is not just women standing up and using their voices but standing up in solidarity," added Milan. "The collective pain we have known has turned into a collective force. It's amazing."

During the weeks following Milan's tweet, the # MeToo movement – as activist Tarana Burke was created more than a decade earlier – was a widespread war of war for those who trying to show that sexual harassment is not an isolated event, nor is sexual abuse rare. The results were extensive – dozens of powerful men accused, many of whom dropped a handful of criminal charges.