Rose McGowan makes first public remarks since accusing Harvey Weinstein of rape

Jay Jacobs
October 31, 2017

Weinstein was sacked from The Weinstein Company on October 8 after The New York Times published an expose that detailed decades of sexual harassment allegations against him.

One such woman, actress Rose McGowan, who has been a driving force on Twitter against Weinstein, delivered the opening remarks Friday at this weekend's Women's Convention in Detroit.

According to the Associated Press, the actress said, "The triggering has been insane - the monster's face everywhere, my nightmare". "I have been slut shamed, I've been harassed, I've been maligned".

McGowan also emphasized that sexual harassment is not isolated to Hollywood, but its male-oriented messaging contributes to a culture of ignoring women and their stories, noting that the Director's Guild of America is 96 percent male. "I think she's incredible and really talented and I'm going to cast her in my next movie, '" the director said.

A spokeswoman for Weinstein has said he "unequivocally denies any allegations of nonconsensual sex". While speaking with the Times, McGowan said she thought she could at least get $3 million out of the producer. "I recall clearly what I said next, 'My God, why didn't you say anything?" What happened to me behind the scenes happens to all of us in society and it can not stand and it will not stand ...

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"When I asked what she meant by that, and how could she possibly be blacklisted, she told me the horrifying story of what Harvey did to her seven years earlier", Rodriguez said in the statement.

In 1997, the Charmed actor reached a $100,000 settlement with Weinstein, whom she's publicly accused of raping her in a hotel room, but she learned this summer that that agreement never included a confidentiality clause. "She confided that a female attorney had told her that because she had done nudity in movies that no jury would believe her and that it would turn into a he said/she said case".

"It is the mirror you're given to look into".

McGowan said, "In regards to Hollywood, we have no Title IX".

"I then revealed to Rose right then and there that I was about to start writing a movie with Quentin Tarantino, a double feature throwback to '70s exploitation movies, and that if she was interested, I would write her a BAD ASS character and make her one of the leads", he continued. "I just think it's going to take time and patience, and a lot of love and compassion and understanding between us-meaning women, all women".

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