Comedian and actress Cameron Esposito has taken to social media as a platform to discuss politics in the wake of the 2016 election. The Take My Wife co-creator — who wrote about Hillary Clinton for Motto last summer — has called her followers to action in a multitude of ways, but on Thursday, she chose to share a personal story about being a survivor of sexual assault.
“1 out of every 2 women will experience sexual violence in their lifetime. I have. College. Date rape. He was a friend,” Esposito tweeted. She continued: “It feels ridiculous to come out about sexual assault on twitter But honesty can be a good weapon And I will use it.”
Esposito mentioned the accusations of sexual assault against Donald Trump, writing, “I cannot separate the president from the things he has done to women. And I don’t think we should.” She then responded to a Tweeter who said Trump has “learned from his mistakes”: