Citing the ongoing controversy surrounding Donald Trump’s “misogyny” and “sexual violence,” City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito revealed Wednesday on Twitter that she had been sexually abused as a child.
1/5 girls are victims of child sex abuse.— Melissa MarkViverito (@MMViverito) October 13, 2016
I'm that 1/5.
Trump's misogyny & sexual violence has re-opened wounds I've tried to heal. #Basta
Another statistic here working on healing. The last thing I want to imagine is someone who acts like my abuser holding political office https://t.co/GsvCuKXiZY— Anxious Anni™ (@anni_clark) October 13, 2016
Even those who do not support Mark-Viverito politically rallied around her, with a Brooklyn resident tweeting:
I'm opposed to everything you stand for politically. But I will stand with you on this.— JayfromBrooklyn (@TBCJay) October 13, 2016
Thank you for speaking out. https://t.co/0tkJ7ZZndl