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Time Magazine names 'Silence Breakers' as Person of the Year

Last Updated Dec 6, 2017 at 8:19 am EDT

They had the courage to speak out, bringing light to the rampant culture of sexual abuse in Hollywood.

Their words caused a movement that continues to this day.

That is why Time Magazine has named the “Silence Breakers” its Person of the Year.

Allegations against Harvey Weinstein posted online snowballed into the resurgence of the #MeToo movement.

The list of high-profile celebrities suddenly speaking out included Rose McGowan, Ashley Judd, Alyssa Milano, Terry Crews and Selma Blair. Politicians, activists, journalists, bloggers and everyday people from across the globe included their name to the list.

U.S. President Donald Trump was listed at the first runner up for Person of the Year.