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RVC-raised Amy Schumer offers support for sexual assault victims

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Rockville Centre-raised comedian Amy Schumer expressed solidarity with victims of sexual assault on Saturday, posting a message to Instagram along with her phone number for women seeking support to call.

Here is her full message:

“Hey. Crazy time right? Lot goin on. I just wanted to take a second to say how brave the women coming forward are about the mistreatment they have experienced at the hands of comedians or in any other profession. Especially the ones who weren’t of legal age to consent. There are great men out there. And there are men who humiliate and abuse women and girls because of a power dynamic or because when they were that age girls wouldn’t talk to them. Whatever your reasoning is, or was. We are watching you and we are all together now and we won’t accept this behavior whether you break the law or not. I’m here to talk if anyone needs any support. Reach out and I’ll try to help as best I can. My number is posted in my bio.

In solidarity, Amy”

When calling the number posted in her Instagram bio, there are a few rings followed by a voice-recorded message, where Schumer says, “Hi, it’s Amy. I won’t be able to answer voicemail messages so please text me.”

The show of support for sexual assault victims comes after comedian Chris D’Elia and actor Ansel Elgort faced several accusations of sexual misconduct, some from women who were underaged at the time, according to the L.A. Times.