Coloradans participate in flood of personal stories of assault in #MeToo movement

Posted at 11:37 AM, Oct 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-16 13:37:28-04

DENVER — A growing movement of women sharing their stories of assault and recovery has taken the identity of #MeToo, a hashtag being shared on Twitter, Facebook and more. 

Women from across the nation have shared their stories after actress Alyssa Milano shared her story, encouraging others to share their stories by responding with 'me too.' As the movement blossomed, thousands have participated in Colorado, including some notable people. 

Eden Lane, who can be seen in People, on CNN and on Colorado Public Television, is the most notable Coloradan to share her story.

Lane detailed multiple assaults that left her with four broken ribs, a cracked jaw, burns and a broken nose. She said she was degraded, but eventually realized "the shame wasn't mine."

Lane also said she found light after the assaults. 

Although Lane's story isn't related to Harvey Weinstein's recent slew of accusers, who say he is guilty of sexual misconduct, the growing number of people who are telling their stories can be credited to his accusers who have come forward. 

Lane was joined by a host of Coloradans who shared their stories as well. You can see those stories on Twitter here. 

Related: Colorado professor recounts Harvey Weinstein bathtub encounter.