Alyssa Milano starts 'Me Too' Twitter movement

The former Who's the Boss? child star is speaking out against sexual harassment and abuse.

On Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, Alyssa Milano tweeted out a text image that urged all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted to write "Me too" as a status, in order to "give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem."

At the time of writing, the tweet has amassed over 37,500 responses, 13,800 retweets, and 27,700 likes.

As both Deadline and E! News noted, a number of celebrities have commented on the tweet, writing "#MeToo," including Gabrielle Union, Lady Gaga, Sophia Bush, Anna Paquin, Debra Messing, and Milano herself.

Milano's tweet comes days after she publicly condemned Harvey Weinstein, who's been of sexual harassment, assault, and rape, for his "sexual predation and abuse of power." In a blog post, she described how she felt "sickened" by the Hollywood producer and why she'd initially kept silent regarding the exposure of Weinstein's behavior, explaining that she stayed quiet out of respect for her friend and Project Runway All Stars colleague Georgina Chapman, Weinstein's soon-to-be ex-wife.

Previously, as Nicki Swift reportedly, The New York Times had published a shocking exposé on Weinstein, accusing him of three decades of sexual misconduct. One of his alleged victims was Milano's former Charmed co-star Rose McGowan, who'd reportedly received a settlement from Weinstein decades earlier. She's since publicly claimed that Weinstein raped her, presumably during their reported hotel incident in 1997 when she was 23 years old.

The New Yorker later published a report, claiming that Weinstein had raped at least three women.

Many other women have since come forward about the sexual misconduct they've faced at the hands of Weinstein, including actresses Asia Argento, Kate Beckinsale, Minka Kelly, Cara Delevingne, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Angelina Jolie.

In response to the allegations against him, Weinstein has been fired from his position at The Weinstein Company, his wife has left him, and the NYPD has opened up an investigation into his reported history of sexual assault.