Rose McGowan delivers powerful speech in 1st public appearance since Weinstein allegations

Rose McGowan delivers powerful speech in 1st public appearance since Weinstein allegations

"I have been silenced for 20 years", McGowan began. I have been harassed. I have been maligned, and you know what? "[Movies are] all told through 96 percent males in the Directors' Guild of America; that statistic has not changed since 1946", she said.

McGowan has been one of the leading voices against sexual harassment in Hollywood, and tweeted earlier this month that she was raped by a man with the initials "HW". For all us who have been looked down on. For all of us who have been grabbed by the motherf-ing pu-y. "Name it. Shame it. Call it out". It's time to be whole.

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.

The New York Times also reported that Weinstein paid a financial settlement of Dollars 100,000 to McGowan in 1997 over an incident in a hotel room during the Sundance Film Festival in Utah.

Miss McGowan reached an out-of-court settlement with Mr. Weinstein in 1997 after a Sundance Film Festival meeting in which she claims she was raped.


"I told the head of your studio that HW raped me", she wrote on Twitter on October 12. Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein's younger brother, recently told The Hollywood Reporter that he and his fellow board members "did not know the extent" of the allegations.

On Friday morning, she appeared at The Women's Convention in Detroit, where she addressed her accusation that the movie mogul raped her (a charge Weinstein denies).

McGowan cautioned against accepting that alleged bad behavior in Hollywood is "an isolated thing". No more will we be hurt. In the face of unspeakable actions from one monster, we look away to another, the head monster of all right now.

According to its site, the Women's Convention will bring together all genders "for a weekend of workshops, strategy sessions, inspiring forums and intersectional movement building to continue the preparation going into the 2018 midterm elections". When asked by the local media after her speech why she didn't say Weinstein's name, McGowan said, "It's a disgusting name to say and a awful name to hear and it is a name that has haunted me".

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