Actress Alyssa Milano says that the disclosure of allegations of abuse by Asia Argento no reason for the #metoo movement to undermine it. She does this in a statement by The Wrap is recorded.
Milano: “I knew that attempts to make the #MeToo movement to overturn on the hands. If there is a story about sexual misconduct comes up that is not a perfect fit at a prescribed story, bring people quickly #MeToo and the validity of it in discredit. I was hoping that I was wrong, but unfortunately that was not the case.”
She continues: “the Fact is that these two truths at the same time, can include: A victim of violence can also be a culprit. It is, to put it mildly, sad and furious, but the alleged terrible behavior of a victim does a whole movement cannot be subdued. As my friend Tarana Burke tweeted: “There is not one way to be a perpetrator… and there is not a model survivor. We are imperfect human and we should all be responsible for our individual behavior.”
The actress calls for a decision: “Accountability is the core of the #MeToo movement. We hold all abusers accountable, regardless of their gender, race, socio-economic status, public visibility or popularity. Sexual violence is wrong, there must be an end. But while the enormity of such abuse clearly is, is the process of calling it, and the pursuit of justice and reform is not as black and white. It is messy, complicated and sometimes disappointing – but the answer is not to make the voices of survivors and advocates who do the work for our culture to shift.”