Ivanka Trump tweets "#MeToo"
NEW YORK -- On Thursday, incest survivors praised Ivanka Trump, the daughter of failed former presidential candidate Donald Trump, after the legally embattled heiress tweeted, "#MeToo," before describing the sexual abuse she was subjected to while growing up in Trump Towers at the hands of her father.
"I'm tired of being daddy's girl, of the shame he makes me feel, of his viewing me and discussing me as a sexual object," she said.
Dylan Farrow, daughter of the rapist director Woody Allen, responded: "I believe you."
Ivanka, touched, thanked Farrow, before saying that she remains open to working with Farrow's famous dad in the future. "I hope you don't mind. After all, he's the director of my favorite movie, Annie Hall."
While activist Tarana Burke started the #MeToo hashtag over ten years ago, its popularity has exploded in the last week, with thousands of women joining dozens of actresses who were victimized by the Hollywood rapist Harvey Weinstein to share their stories of abuse.
In the last nine months, more than a dozen women have accused Trump of sexually assaulting them, often in professional contexts, while Ivanka's birth mother, Ivana, has accused Trump of violent rape.
This afternoon, it seemed that Melania Trump, Ivanka's step-mother, was joining the ranks of women accusing Trump of sexual violence when she Tweeted "#MeToo" minutes after Ivanka did. A spokesman clarified that Melania was simply plagiarizing her step-daughter.
"She meant nothing by it," he said.