#MeToo: Thousands take to Twitter to share sexual assault stories

Thousands of people are taking to Twitter to share their personal stories of sexual assault.

The hashtag #MeToo is trending worldwide, as women, and some men, speak out for the first time.

Oscar-winning Kiwi actress Anna Paquin was one of the many women to break their silence on Monday

The True Blood 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."

Sexual assault has become the spotlight of the entertainment industry following allegations made against Harvey Weinstein.

The list of women who have come forward with allegations against disgraced media mogul has now grown above 30.

Today it sparked a wider conversation about sexual assault.

As well as the heartbreaking personal stories, are people using the hashtag to give their support to the victims.

Social Media Presenter Aziz Al-Sa'afin wraps up the biggest trends of the day.

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