Time names sexual abuse 'Silence Breakers' as Person of the Year

06 December 2017 - 15:21 By afp.com
TIME Magazine announces
TIME Magazine announces "The Silence Breakers" as the person of the year for 2017.
Image: Facebook/KWCH 12 Eyewitness News

Time magazine named Wednesday "The Silence Breakers" who revealed the pervasiveness of sexual harassment and assault across various industries that triggered a national reckoning in the United States as Person of the Year.

"The Silence Breakers" designates a broad range of people, mostly women, from this year's first public accusers of disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein to those who shared their stories of abuse using the hashtag #MeToo and its foreign language equivalents.

President Donald Trump was runner-up of the prestigious ranking, ahead of his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.