Alyssa Milano Comes Forward With #WhyIDidntReport Story: “It Meant Recognizing My Attacker’s Existence”

Milano has been an outspoken voice during the #MeToo and Time's Up movement as well as a supporter of Ford. The Insatiable star comes after the SCOTUS nominee in the article.
"This statement chilled me to my core," she said. In an essay written for Vox, Milano said that she wasn't much older than Ford when she was sexually assaulted. When she read Trump's tweet on Friday about how "if Ford’s words were true" she should have filed a report years ago.
She continues: "For me, speaking up meant reliving one of the worst moments of my life. Telling our stories means being vulnerable to public attacks and ridicule when our only 'crime' was to be assaulted in the first place." 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.″ />
"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," she said.
After Trump's initial tweet, Milano did not hold back and tweeted at the former Celebrity Apprentice host: "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 [my] parents." She then encouraged everyone to share their stories.
"And the highest court in our land is no place for an alleged sexual offender to sit." "Every person who refuses to loudly and openly reject Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination is telling every generation of Americans that an alleged abuser’s career is more valuable than a survivor’s humanity," she wrote.
Milano writes that victims of sexual assault don't file a report because "they know all too well that our stories are rarely taken seriously or believed." She adds that when it comes to sexual misconduct, "our justice system is broken."
Activist and actress Alyssa Milano is the latest celebrity voice to come forward to tell her #WhyIDidntReport story in the response to Donald Trump’s questioning on why Christine Blasey Ford did not file a police report regarding her sexual assault claims against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
"It took me three decades to tell my parents that the assault had even happened. I never told officials. "It took me years after my assault to voice the experience to my closest friends," Milano recalls. I never tried to find justice for my pain because justice was never an option." I never filed a police report.

#WhyIDidntReport Confessions On Sex Assaults Mushroom In Wake Of Trump Tweet

Ashley Judd also had her own assault at age 7
I told the first adults I came upon. "So when I was raped at 15, I only told my diary. "The first time it happened, I was 7. When an adult read it, she accused me of having sex with an adult man,' she said. They said "Oh, he's a nice old man, that's not what he meant",' tweeted activist Ashley Judd.
She also said she didn't report the incident. On Friday, former President Ronald Reagan's daughter Patti Davis also detailed her assault in a Washington Post op-ed, claiming she was raped by a music executive almost 40 years ago.
Twitter has erupted with #WhyIDidntReport confessions since Trump's tweet, as Alyssa Milano, Ashley Judd, Padma Lakshmi and others detailed their reasons for silence following incidents.
"I was sexually assaulted twice. I never filed a police report and it took me 30 years to tell me parents." Once when I was a teenager. #MeToo leader Alyssa Milano has shared her own reasons before asking fellow survivors to share their own stories.″ />
Many of those revealing their personal journeys cited the poor treatment of others who had been more forthcoming.
Celebrities and civilians are continuing to come forward with their own stories on why they did not report sexual assault, a response to President Donald Trump's questioning on why Christine Blasey Ford did not file a police report regarding her alleged groping by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi revealed three experiences with sexual assault, and said why she stayed silent each time. Lakshmi said her first encounter happened when she was age seven, and her parents sent her away when she talked to them about it.