The Harvey Weinstein sexual assault scandal has rocked the entertainment world this week, and among those leading the charge against the disgraced producer is actor turned activist Rose McGowan. Ruthlessly speaking out on Twitter, she was briefly banned from the service for supposedly violating its rules. Now reinstated, however, she's dropped another bombshell.
According to McGowan, Weinstein raped her at the Sundance Film Festival in 1997. The story was first reported in the initial piece from the New York Times, who suggested that McGowan had been paid $100,000 to stay silent on the incident. Further, McGowan is said to have been the actress who "pulled out" of Ronan Farrow's New Yorker piece, fearing legal ramifications.
Now, however, she has seemingly abandoned all fears and claimed Weinstein raped her. In a series of tweets addressed to Amazon executive Jeff Bezos, McGowan opened up about her frustrations with the scenario. Keep in mind that while she only said "HW" on Twitter, she has since confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that she was referring to Weinstein.
1) @jeffbezos I told the head of your studio that HW raped me. Over & over I said it. He said it hadn't been proven. I said I was the proof.— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 12, 2017
2) @jeffbezos I had already sold a script I wrote to your studio, it was in development. When I heard a Weinstein bailout was in the works— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 12, 2017
3) @Jeffbezos I forcefully begged studio head to do the right thing. I was ignored. Deal was done. Amazon won a dirty Oscar.— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 12, 2017