Time Names 'The Silence Breakers' As 2017 Person Of The Year

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The Plaza Hotel Plaintiffs (a group of seven women who filed a sexual-harassment suit against the hotel) were also named by the magazine as "silence breakers".

The women, and men, who broke their silence to share their stories of victimization gave traction to the #MeToo campaign, which took off on social media and fueled a worldwide discussion on just how endemic sexual harassment has been.

"This reckoning appears to have sprung up overnight".

Judd, Susan Fowler, Adama Iwu, Swift, and Isabel Pascual are pictured on the magazine's cover.

Time announced its shortlist of 10 candidates on Monday.

The #MeToo movement came in the wake of allegations of sexual harassment and assault by film producer Harvey Weinstein, whose accusers include McGowan and Judd. "But it has actually been simmering for years, decades, centuries", Time's story said.

One of the names noticeably missing from the list was former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who had been among the finalists a year ago but ultimately lost out to President Trump.

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Before the actual victor was announced, TIME asked readers who they considered the most influential person of the year. Kim Jong Un has drawn Trump's anger with repeated tests of missiles that could carry a nuclear weapon capable of hitting the USA mainland or the nation's Asian allies.

Trump was Time's 2016 "Person of the Year".

Trump has been accused of sexual harassment by more than a dozen women.

Other finalists included President Donald Trump, Chinese President Xi Jinping and quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

The win for the #metoo movement marks the 91st time the magazine has named a person, group or a concept that has had the greatest impact on the world that year.

President Trump was next, a little over an hour after he managed to make headlines once again by officially endorsing Alabama Senate hopeful Roy Moore despite accusations that he sexually molested a girl when she was 14 and assaulted another female was she was 16 in a restaurant parking lot. Tied for third were Kaepernick, Mueller, and Dreamers (undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S.as children) with 5 percent.