(someone) comes forward (with information)

When you admit some important secret to an authority, you are "coming forward" with information.

This happens when someone is keeping a secret, and the secret might be harmful to other people.

For example, you can "come forward" with information about a crime.

Three people on different occasions came forward with accusations of sexual harassment against Mr. Maeda, but they neglected to do anything about it.

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