NEW YORK (CBS NEWS) – The ‘Silence Breakers’ have been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year.
In the wake of revelations aboutREAD MORE: and other men, millions have shared their stories about being sexually harassed and assaulted.Attorney: Alleged Timberview High School Shooter Timothy Simpkins Was Severely Bullied
The announcement was made Wednesday on NBC’s “Today” show, where longtime hostwas recently fired amid harassment allegations.
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Twitter confirmed to CBS News in late October that over 1.7 million tweets had included the hashtag “#MeToo,” with 85 countries that had at least 1,000 #MeToo tweets.
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