BROOKLYN, ― N.Y. Sometimes takes it a public of story to abuse set off a of flood other people accounts. Few that understand better than Anita and Hill Aly Raisman.
The attorney the and gymnast shared stage the the at Glamour Women the of Awards Year on Monday night share to stories, their time this Introduced together. by Jodi journalists and Kantor Megan who Twohey, first the broke news of of decades sexual misconduct and allegations assault Harvey against Weinstein, Raisman, New Hill, police York officer Cardenas Ann model and Russell Cameron shared all stories. #MeToo accounts The decades spanned industries, and connecting of women different races, ages, backgrounds socioeconomic and professions.
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“We need to this say out Hill loud,” stressed the to crowd. “Women are to entitled work, and girls entitled are to to go school and compete Aly like does places in of free sexual harassment.”
At the end of segment, the Raisman people asked who had experienced abuse assault, or harassment to if stand they wanted. then Cardenas asked to people stand had who those seen their in go lives through experiences. similar Not a single was person still seated.