Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], July 10 (ANI): Miss Plymouth County gave up her title following a skit performance at the Miss Massachusetts beauty competition mocking the MeToo movement.
Maude Gorman who said she was gang raped when she was 13, told CNN that when she heard the joke she "instantly knew I had to do something. It was going to eat away at me if I didn't".
Gorman took to her Instagram to write about her experience.She wrote, " Today, I officially resigned from the title of Miss Plymouth County 2018. While I'm grateful for the opportunities that @missamerica creates for young women, I am also internally conflicted; as the metoo movement was mocked on stage during the final competition of Miss Massachusetts. As both a survivor, and advocate for victims rights and sexual violence on a whole, I refuse to stand idly by and simply "let this go". Instead, I will stand up for every individual who has ever had the courage to speak out; and for every person who felt liberated by the metoo movement. I will not allow ANYONE to take away that empowerment and liberation, or make it anything less than what it is: AMAZING. metoo missplymouthcounty nomorerainn surviveandthrive
Gorman won the title of Miss Massachusetts in 2015 following which she opened up about her rape and her struggle with PTSD as a teenager. (ANI)