>> The fashion industry never shy to tackle controversial issues on the runway. Sexual abuse victims dressed with angel wings, fur, and tiaras strutted their stuff at a New York Fashion Week show inspired by the #MeToo movement. But the attention wasn't just on fashion. Models walked down the aisle next to handcuffed males wearing pig masks.
And then, one by one, the women were passed the mic to share their personal sexual abuse stories.>> At 13, I was groomed and lured from my home by a vicious Internet predator, who kidnapped me and held me captive in his basement dungeon chained by the neck. He shared this abuse, this torture, online, he livestreamed it.
And there were those out there who watched it and drew pleasure from my pain.>> My name is Shayanne, and I'm a survivor of sexual misconduct, rape, and sexual assault.>> This is unfortunately the reality that we're living in, and I'm very glad that we're finally speaking out and hearing about these stories
>> The show was the brainchild of American Wardrobe's creative director, Myriam Chalek.>> It's New York Fashion Week. Why not use that attention that is concentrated on this week to send a message, convey a message, of empowerment and raising awareness about sexual misconduct.>> Women, and some men, throughout the world use the #Me Too movement founded by Tarana Burke as a rallying cry to expose sexual misconduct in various industries, including media, politics, and fashion.
>> Because the time is up.>> Some of the accused have either been fired or resigned.