ASHLEY JUDD, TAYLOR SWIFT AMONG THE SILENCE BREAKERS NAMED TIME MAGAZINE’S ‘PERSON OF THE YEAR’!

The Silence Breakers were named TIME Magazine’s ‘Person Of The Year,’ revealed on Wednesday on the Today Show. The striking cover included actress Ashley Judd and singer Taylor Swift.

Judd recently told her powerful story of enduring sexual harassment at the hands of disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. Although included in the piece, many were surprised that Charmed actress Rose McGowan was not featured on the cover. McGowan was probably the most vocal of Weinstein’s victims, claiming to have been raped by him.

Swift was included following her much publicized summer legal battle against DJ David Mueller whom the ‘Reputation’ singer accused of groping her – a case which Swift won.

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Following the Weinstein allegations, the #MeToo movement sprung to life, with thousands of women speaking up about their experiences of harassment and abuse. Famous names as well as ordinary working women raised their voices – stories highlighted in the TIME piece, including those of Adama Iwu and Isabel Pascual who also grace the magazine’s groundbreaking cover.

A cultural tipping point appears to have been reached with other famous media figures like Kevin Spacey, Louie C.K., Charlie Rose and Matt Lauer all brought down by sexual misconduct allegations. “Enough is enough” seems to be the message, that the mistreatment and abuse of women and men will no longer be tolerated.

Runners up for ‘Person of the Year’ included Colin Kaepernick, Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump.

Trump, who made TIME’s 2016 year-end cover, claimed to have been told that he would probably win again this year but “passed” on the opportunity. TIME pushed back strongly on the president’s assertions.

COVER PHOTO: TIME MAGAZINE

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