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Time magazine announces Person of the Year 2017, The Silence Breakers

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Time magazine has announced its Person of the Year 2017 is The Silence Breakers – “the voices that launched a movement”, shot by German photography duo Billy & Hells.

Starring a large group of women and men, ranging from famous actors to journalists, activists and anonymous office workers, the issue honours the people who broke the silence about sexual harassment that sparked a social revolution this year.

Among the group is Ashley Judd, with Time citing her as one of the few that spoke out about Harvey Weinstein 20 years ago, and the first “star” to go on record about his behaviour to The New York Times in the expose that triggered the movement. “I started talking about Harvey the minute it happened,” she says, stating there was, however, no route to stop the abuse. “Were we supposed to call some fantasy attorney general of moviedom? There wasn’t a place for us to report these experiences.”

Also part of the photoshoot are Taylor Swift, Rose McGowan, Alyssa Milano, Selma Blair, Tarana Burke, the Plaza Hotel plaintiffs, state senator Sara Gelser, Sandra Pezqueda, Blaise Godbe Lipman, Wendy Walsh, Lindsey Reynolds, Isabel Pascual, Lindsey Meyer, Juana Melara, Sandra Muller, Susan Fowler, Terry Crews, Megyn Kelly, Amanda Schmitt and Adama Iwu.