‘Hypocrite:’ Alyssa Milano Defends ‘Friend’ Joe Biden; #MeToo Victims Angry

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Actress turned activist Alyssa Milano is under fire from #MeToo victims who say she has betrayed the cause by defending former Vice President Joe Biden from allegations of inappropriate behavior.

Over the past two years, Milano has restarted her career as an outspoken advocate for victims of sexual assault and harassment. Most notably, she inserted herself into the controversy over the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, insisting that his accuser be believed. Christine Blasey Ford said Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in high school, although she could provide no details of the incident.

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Milano even showed up to Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing, declaring him guilty of the accusations on social media as she sat in the Senate gallery.

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Although Milano has adapted the motto “I believe survivors” as part of her #MeToo advocacy, that does not appear to apply to former Vice President Joe Biden. Over the past week, two women have come forward to say Biden invaded their personal space and showed unwanted affection, including hugs, kisses, and smelling their hair.

Milano defended Biden in a series of tweets, saying “I am proud to call Joe Biden a friend. He has been a leader and a champion on fighting violence against women for many years, and I have been fortunate to accompany him to events with survivors where he has listened to their stories, empathized with them, and comforted them.”

While she says women should come forward and be heard over sexual harassment accusations, she no longer seems to endorse the “I believe survivors” motto. “I respect Lucy Flores’ decision to share her story and agree with Biden that we all must pay attention to it. But, just as we must believe women that decide to come forward, we cannot assume all women’s experiences are the same,” she said.

Her tweets were blasted by Twitter users and #MeToo advocates who say she is undermining the women’s movement in favor of politics.

One woman did not hold back in her response to Milano. “This is the exact bullshit that helps perpetuate rape culture. ‘He’s always been kind to me’ ‘he didn’t mean anything bad by it’ ‘he didn’t know he was being inappropriate’. Fuck that. No more fucking excuses. You’re showing to be a pretty fucking shitty ally,” she tweeted.

Others mocked her hypocrisy on #MeToo accusations.

Milano has not yet responded to the tweets critical of her defense of Biden. Instead, she has continued to comment on other political issues and promote her new podcast.

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