New hashtag helps victims of sexual assault share their story

Two words have been shared, liked and retweeted by millions.  And now it is nearly impossible to scroll through social media without seeing the hashtag "Me Too."

Posted: Oct. 20, 2017 4:32 PM
Updated: Oct. 20, 2017 4:32 PM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — Two words have been shared, liked and retweeted by millions, and now it is nearly impossible to scroll through social media without seeing the hashtag "Me Too."

The movement started after allegations of sexual harassment surfaced against Hollywood Producer Harvey Weinstein. Soon after, actress Alyssa Milano, took to Twitter to share her story. She asked followers with similar experiences to respond with: hashtag me too.

There are many valuable resources for victims of sexual assault in Tippecanoe County. Karla Courtney from Mental Health America of Tippecanoe County said they have received more calls over the last few days.

"You know that's the beauty of social media, is it's everybody's tool and I think if it's there for you to use you should use it," said Courtney.

There are many resources and programs available in Greater Lafayette. Below are some links:

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