The #WhyIDidntReport hashtag has surged to the top of Twitter’s trending list following comments made by President Trump early Friday that cast doubts on sexual assault allegations brought against his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, by Christine Blasey Ford.

As of Friday afternoon, over 38,000 tweets have been posted sharing the hashtag along with people tweeting about why they didn’t report their own experiences of sexual assault.

{mosads}“Hey, @realDonaldTrump, Listen the f— up. I was sexually assaulted twice. Once when I was a teenager. I never filed a police report and it took me 30 years to tell me parents,” actress Alyssa Milano wrote on Twitter.

“If any survivor of sexual assault would like to add to this please do so in the replies. #MeToo,” Milano added, writing #WhyIDidntReport in a follow-up tweet.

“#WhyIDidntReport. The first time it happened, I was 7. I told the first adults I came upon. They said ‘Oh, he’s a nice old man, that’s not what he meant,’” actress and political activist Ashley Judd tweeted. “So when I was raped at 15, I only told my diary. When an adult read it, she accused me of having sex with an adult man.”

Judd was one of dozens of women to come forward last year to accuse Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct.

“He was supposed to be my friend, but he beat me when I said no. This is the first time I’ve talked about it in public,” Jen Steer, a staffer at Cleveland, Ohio-area Fox affiliate, wrote on Twitter.

“When I was 16, I had pretty much the same experience as Ford. My (supportive & loving) parents still don’t know. At the time, I thought I might get in trouble for being there in the first place & also I was embarrassed & wanted badly to just forget,” Maura Quint, a contributor at The Onion and The New Yorker, wrote. “I never did. #WhyIDidntReport.”

The hashtag began trending on Twitter shortly after Trump questioned Ford’s sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh. Trump on Friday shifted toward attacking Ford for the first time since she went public with her accusations in a Washington Post article published Sunday.

Trump, in a tweet, said that if the alleged sexual assault on Ford was “as bad as she says,” then “charges would have been immediately filed.” 

“I ask that she bring those filings forward so that we can learn date, time, and place!” Trump wrote.

Trump also defended Kavanaugh as a “fine man” on Twitter and claimed he is “under assault by radical left wing politicians who don’t want to know the answers.” 

“They just want to destroy and delay. Facts don’t matter. I go through this with them every single day in D.C.,” the president wrote. 

Ford has accused Kavanaugh of forcibly holding her down, groping her and attempting to take her clothes off. 

Kavanaugh and the White House have denied Ford’s accusations.

The Supreme Court nominee has said he plans to appear for a hearing set for Monday to respond to the allegations, while lawyers for Ford have proposed her testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee next Thursday.

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