In recent months, sexual assault and harassment allegations have dominated the headlines following the revelation that film producer Harvey Weinstein allegedly spent decades abusing women. While many have spoken out on the issue, Melania Trump and Ivanka Trump have been relatively quiet, much to the chagrin of legendary actress Meryl Streep.

Streep on Me Too

It all started last October when the New York Times released a bombshell report exposing allegations of sexual misconduct against film producer Harvey Weinstein dating back over 30 years. Dozens of women were cited by the paper, with many others coming forward in the weeks that followed.

Weinstein was eventually forced out of his own production company, "The Weinstein Company" and Miramax, as the story opened the door for other women to come out and make similar allegations against men in power. From Hollywood stars to politicians in Washington, dozens of men were hit with allegations ranging from sexual harassment to assault, with each claim containing a wide variety of evidence to back up the stories. In response, the "Me Too" movement was born using a social media hashtag as several of the men accused were fired or suspended from their jobs. Despite the story becoming the hottest headline in the country, the Trump administration remained mostly silent, with actress Meryl Streep targeting Melania and Ivana Trump during a January 3 interview with the New York Times.

While speaking to the New York Times on Wednesday, Meryl Streep called out the first lady and first daughter for not doing enough to bring attention to the "Me Too" movement.

"I want to hear about the silence of Melania Trump," Streep said, before adding, "I want to hear from her. She has so much that’s valuable to say."

Not stopping there, the award-winning actress called on Ivanka Trump to get more involved with raising awareness on the issue of sexual assault and harassment as she continues to remain a prominent figure in the White House.

"So does Ivanka. I want her to speak now,” Streep stated.

Streep's talk

This isn't the first time that Meryl Streep has been vocal when it comes to political issues, as she made headlines last January when she accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes before going on a near six minute speech in opposition to the election of Donald Trump. As of press time, neither Melania Trump nor Ivanka Trump have responded to Streep's remarks in the New York Times.