Twitter users explain #whyIdidntreport after Trump attacks Christine Blasey Ford’s credibility

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Judd was one of the women to first publicly accused Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct past year - helping spark the #MeToo movement and bringing to light stories of sexual assault in the film industry, media and beyond.

When US President Donald Trump demanded to know why his Supreme Court nominee's sexual assault accuser did not come forward sooner, he sought to cast doubt over her claims.

After Trump's initial tweet, Milano did not hold back and tweeted at the former Celebrity Apprentice host: "I was sexually assaulted twice".

"I was living in a time when someone who identified as a gay teenager would NOT be taken seriously by the police". She told a Washington Post reporter recently that she recalled thinking, at the time of the party: "I'm not ever telling anyone this".

Across Twitter, survivors themselves have taken on the hashtag #WhyIDidntReport to share their own assaults, and divulge why they themselves didn't say anything at the time they were assaulted.

Milano has followed the tweet up with the hashtag #WhyIDidn'tReport, which is now trending on Twitter with thousands of survivors sharing their stories.

Hundreds of men and women have shared their reasons for not reporting their assault, touching on their fears of not being believed, or being shamed, or even troubles in coming to grips with the idea that an assault even happened.

In fact, only 34 percent of attempted rapes and 26 percent of sexual assaults were reported to authorities between 1992 and 2000, according to the Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics.

The tentative deal capped a day of frenetic developments, with time running out for Trump to get his hand-picked conservative judge confirmed - thereby tilting the Supreme Court firmly to the right for years to come - before November elections when Republicans risk losing control of Congress.

Dr Christine Blasey Ford. Double Jeopardy actress Ashley Judd, who is also one of dozens of women who accused Harvey Weinstein of harassment, tweeted: "The first time it happened, I was 7". Ppl liked him. The only friend I told-responded w: 'He wld never do that.' I didn't think anyone would help me.

"They said 'Oh, he's a nice old man, that's not what he meant.' So when I was raped at 15, I only told my diary". "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", he wrote questioning her credibility. "When an adult read it, she accused me of having sex with an adult man".

Journalist and editor in an electronic newspaper under the name of Newseg.pro, In some internal and global news sections and some sports news and the art world, and I am interested in publishing the news with credibility and impartiality.

Milano and others of her ilk hate Trump, they hate Kavanaugh - and they're trying to detail the nomination however they can.

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