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#MeToo: Harvey Weinstein Case Moves People to Tell Their Own Stories

As a number of women say they were sexually assaulted and sexually harassed by powerful Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, people are sharing their own stories of abuse using the #MeToo hashtag.

News4's Aimee Cho stood on the streets of D.C. on Monday asking people for their stories.

"Every single female friend of mine has a story," one woman said. She spoke about having someone on the street grab her body. The woman alongside her spoke about being flashed.

Another woman said, "My oldest brother molested me. And I didn't tell anybody until I was 44 years old."

Some men stopped at News4's poster and spoke about catcalling women and girls.

"I don't do it now because I understand it's not right, but back then, yes, you know," one man said.

He continued, "I'll let them know, 'Look, you did a good job before you left home today.' You know, like that. Me personally, I don't consider that as a catcall."


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One woman said that mixed with her anger at being assaulted, she was upset with herself.

"I was angry at myself for not screaming or punching him or something," she said. "It was horrible."

Each person who stopped to talk gave another sign that survivors walk all around us.

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