Weinstein scandal: Rose McGowan talks about refusing $1 million in hush money

Jay Jacobs
October 30, 2017

It comes after Rose admitted she has found it hard to watch news coverage of the Harvey Weinstein scandal as she finds it very "triggering".

But McGowan, speaking through her lawyer, says she declined the money then and didn't intend to hush up about the decades-long pattern of sexual harassment and abuse.

McGowan, who alleged she was raped by Weinstein in his hotel room roughly 20 years ago, reached a $100,000 settlement with him in 1997, but didn't know know until this summer that it had not included a confidentiality clause.

McGowan tells the Times she had many people encourage her to take the money because her personal funds had grown thin (she both had stopped acting and had to pay for her late father's health bills).

McGowan - who accused Harvey of rape earlier in the month - said she considered the offer but wanted $6 million instead. I figured I could probably have gotten him up to three. "Ew, gross, you're disgusting, I don't want your money, that would make me feel disgusting".

Rose McGowan says someone in Harvey Weinstein's inner circle offered her $1 million in late September to stay quiet about sexual assault allegations against the Hollywood mogul, The New York Times reported.

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After the incident, McGowan said she went directly to a press event where she fought back tears.

Director Robert Rodriguez, McGowan's former boyfriend, told Variety last week that he cast the actress in his 2007 film "Grindhouse", released by Weinstein Co., as a rebuke to Weinstein for his alleged assault against McGowan.

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When she arrived, she said the maître d' told her to meet Weinstein upstairs in his suite, where she remembers passing by two male assistants who she said "wouldn't look me in the eye". I have been maligned and you know what? The monster's face has been everywhere, my nightmare. It's time to rise.

"No more. Name it. Shame it. Call it out". The head monster of you right now. And they must die, ' said McGowan.

A spokeswoman for Weinstein has said he "unequivocally denies any allegations of nonconsensual sex".

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