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Laura Whitmore moved by reaction to her #MeToo essay

She wrote about her experience of being sexually assaulted in a night club last year.

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Laura Whitmore has been moved by the reaction her essay, which detailed her experience of sexual harassment, has received.

The powerful piece of writing was something she felt afraid to write for a long time as it divulged her personal experience of being sexually assaulted in a nightclub last year when a stranger put their hand up her skirt and groped her.

She also shared her thoughts about how the media treats women, viewing them as objects to be “shagged”.

The TV presenter took to Instagram to thank everyone who helped her in publishing the piece and express her support for everyone who had experienced sexual assault.

Yesterday I published a very personal article. I hadn’t intended to publish it, it was something I had written just for myself initially, but realised I needed to. Massive thanks to a group of very special people who I chatted to beforehand (you know who you are) and supported me. And of course @hotpressmagazine @huffpostuk for publishing both in print and online. This article no longer belongs to me, it belongs to the hundreds of you both male and female who have contacted me in the last 24hrs to say it struck a chord and has helped you. I urge you to read the whole thing and not just pull quotes in papers. (Link is in my bio and please feel free to send to your friends!) You guys are so bloody brilliant. Thank you for all the messages. I’ve received some very touching dm’s and so much support on twitter. I’m a little bit overwhelmed and I will try to reply to everyone in time. Big love and hope ❤

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“Yesterday I published a very personal article. I hadn’t intended to publish it, it was something I had written just for myself initially, but realised I needed to.”

“Massive thanks to a group of very special people who I chatted to beforehand (you know who you are) and supported me. And of course @hotpressmagazine @huffpostuk for publishing both in print and online.”

“This article no longer belongs to me, it belongs to the hundreds of you both male and female who have contacted me in the last 24hrs to say it struck a chord and has helped you.”

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“I urge you to read the whole thing and not just pull quotes in papers. (Link is in my bio and please feel free to send to your friends!) You guys are so bloody brilliant. Thank you for all the messages.”

“I’ve received some very touching dm’s and so much support on twitter. I’m a little bit overwhelmed and I will try to reply to everyone in time. Big love and hope ❤”

The powerful essay which discusses her experience of sexual assault in a nightclub, and resonated with her fans, can be read here.

 

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