Focus at Four: #metoo trends on Twitter following Weinstein scandal

BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) - Me Too. Two small words that are getting a lot of attention on social media, and for good reason.

Yesterday afternoon, actress Alyssa Milano made this request to her Twitter followers and the response has been astonishing, and quite frankly, heartbreaking.

It reads "If you've been sexually harassed or assaulted, write me too as a reply to this tweet.

The post comes in response to the Harvey Weinstein scandal. The Hollywood producer was fired last week following allegations of sexual harassment and rape.

The allegations span decades and more women have come forward since the initial accusations.

Weinstein has denied any accusations of rape and says any sexual relationships were consensual.

Martha Opersteny joined us on First News at Four Monday.
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