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    Last week, Hollywood actress Alyssa Milano garnered much media attention after attending the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

    Alyssa Milano, who has been increasingly active in promoting the anti-harassment #MeToo movement, made an appearance on MSNBC’s “Live,” where she said she was “filled with rage” because when people like President Donald Trump and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh are put in positions of power, it means that “sexual abuse has been institutionalized in this country.”

    “We are making distinct choices about what we want to be as a country. We’re making distinct choices about the people we’re putting in positions of power, whether it be Trump or Kavanaugh or our institutions. Sexual abuse has been institutionalized in this country, and it is heartbreaking for me,” she said.

    The Charmed star proceeded to say that the nation couldn’t allow “another generation of women and children to feel as though their government isn’t listening.”

    “This is the #MeToo generation. What is happening right now is we are defining boundaries. Boundaries that have never been defined before. As Trump might say that ‘white men have it very difficult right now’, I’m saying that women, young people, have had it difficult for generations and generations and generations.”

    The 45-year-old actress continued by saying that “we will not be silenced any longer. If that means that men have a hard time right now, then I’m sorry, this is the way the pendulum has to shift for us to have the equality and security in our country…”

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    Her passionate speech has led to mixed reactions on social media; while many lashed out at her for promoting the movement that’s “causing women to falsely accuse men of rape”…

    …and said that “false accusations have been institutionalized in the US":

    …and tweeted that there was no proof that Kavanaugh was guilty of sexually assaulting three women…

    …as well as alluded to her 2012 tweet, in which she wrote she had “like crazy amounts of love” for ex-president Bill Clinton…

    …users started accusing her of hypocrisy:

    …others praised Milano for speaking out and “being a voice” for the #MeToo movement:

    On October 4, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Chuck Grassley, stated that the FBI had found “no hint of misconduct” in its investigation into sexual assault claims against the Supreme Court nominee.

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    Last week, Alyssa Milano attended the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Kavanaugh, who was accused of sexual assault committed in the 1980s by three different women: Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick.


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