-- Actress and comedian Margaret Cho is urging women to come forward about rape and abuse on social media, using the hashtag, #TellYourStory.
Cho, who has been outspoken about political and social issues in the past, said in a tweet late Monday that she is a victim of both rape and child abuse.
Fans retweeted her messages on Twitter and shared their own experiences with rape and child or domestic abuse, urging other women to add their stories to the conversation.
Cho declined an interview request with ABC News through her publicist.
Cho applauded the women who recently came forward with allegations of being sexually assaulted by Jian Ghomeshi, the former Canadian Broadcast Corp. radio host, adding that her family is Canadian.
Ghomeshi is under investigation by police after three women filed complaints, The Associated Press reported. Ghomeshi, who was fired by the CBC when the allegations surfaced, has defended himself in a Facebook post, claiming he's only guilty of consensual "rough sex" and is the victim of an angry ex-girlfriend.
After more allegations surfaced, he said he would confront them "directly" but would not discuss the case with the media, according to the AP.
"I am so proud of the women of Canada," Cho wrote on Twitter. "They're a great example for the entire world. Come forward. Tell what happened. We are not afraid."