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Sophia Bush calls out 'random dude' on a plane: 'You don't get to harass me'

Take that, "Random Dude" — and all other "random dudes" who follow suit.

Sophia Bush of "One Tree Hill" and "Chicago P.D." fame took to Twitter on Friday to share her account of a situation that's all too familiar for many women around the world: dealing with harassment. Especially repeated harassment.

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Sophia Bush attended New York Fashion Week earlier this month.

In an open letter to the "Random Dude on the plane" who apparently wouldn't leave the 34-year-old alone, she made her views on harassment very, very clear.

"When you make a woman so visibly uncomfortable that after you've ignored all visual cues to please leave her alone (one word answers, she pulls out a book, puts on a hat, she actually asks you to not speak to her with the tone and words you're choosing to use) that she finally GETS UP and MOVES SEATS, leave her alone," the actress's diatribe reads in a screengrab attached to a tweet.

"Do not continue trying to make conversation," she continued. "Stop turning around and looking at her. Stop leaning out of your seat and towards her body when she has to grab something out of the overhead bin above her original seat, and sadly also above you, mid-flight."

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As if we weren't already prepared to give her a standing ovation for so eloquently expressing such a universal sentiment, the rest of her short essay got even more personal and more jarring.

"And in my case, stop believing that you are entitled to make me uncomfortable because you 'watch my TV show' so I owe you some magical debt. I make it, you watch it," Bush wrote. "After that, the 'exchange' is done. You do not get to harass me, or any woman, because you think you pay our bills."

"You don't bro," she concluded. "I DO."

She signed her note: "Every Woman On The Planet Who Is Sick of Your Creepy S---," then tweeted it along with a middle-finger emoji.

Here's hoping it's not just women who take Bush's message to heart.

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