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Survivors of sexual assault are tweeting #WhyIDidntReport in response to Donald Trump

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WASHINGTON (Circa) — A new hashtag concerning stories of sexual assault is trending on Twitter. It's called #WhyIDidntReport.

The hashtag started as a response to President Donald Trump's tweets Friday morning about Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's sexual assault accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Dr. Ford claims that Kavanaugh assaulted her at a party in the 1980s. She recently came forward with her story.

The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) reports that two out of every three sexual assaults go unreported to police. RAINN says that survivors who do not report say some of the reasons include fear of retaliation or belief that police could not do anything to help. Survivors on Twitter are using the hashtag to share some of their stories of why they did not report their sexual assault or what happened when they spoke up.

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