Anna Paquin says she was sexually harassed or assaulted

NZ actress Anna Paquin says she was sexually harassed or assaulted while working in Hollywood.
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Oscar-winning New Zealand-born actress Anna Paquin is one of the many women breaking their silence on being subjected to sexual harassment or sexual assault in Hollywood.

The Piano star, 35, responded to a tweet from Commando and Charmed star Alyssa Milano, asking "if you've been sexually harassed or assaulted write 'me too' as a reply to this tweet."

Paquin had already been tweeting about the scandal currently gripping the entertainment industry, centred around allegations made against Harvey Weinstein, but hadn't previously

Her Twitter profile picture is a tribute to Rose McGowan, whom she was rallying support for along with "all the other victims".

The Planet Terror star was blocked on Twitter after publishing a private phone number on the micro-blogging website, before claiming Weinstein raped her.

Milano, 44, also received "me too" responses from Will & Grace star Debra Messing, Glee star Laura Dreyfuss and British MP Stella Creasy among the more than 23,000 replies to her appeal.

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