Fellow actress Rose McGowan slammed Meryl Streep for working with Harvey Weinstein, and now, Streep expressed her disappointment over it. As you may be aware already, McGowan accused the producer of raping her.
In a post she has deleted, McGowan shared her thoughts on the fact that many actresses, including Streep, have decided to wear black gowns at the Golden Globe Awards, which is something the star claimed was ‘a silent protest’ and the actual problem.
‘YOUR SILENCE is THE problem. You will accept a fake award breathlessly and affect no real change. I despise your hypocrisy,’ she wrote.
In a brand new statement, Streep said it hurt to be attacked by McGowan, adding that: ‘I didn’t know about Weinstein’s crimes, not in the 90s when he attacked her, or through subsequent decades when he attacked others. I was not deliberately silent. I did not know. I do not tacitly approve of rape. I do not like young women being assaulted. I did not know this was happening.’
The beloved actress explained that she only entered Weinstein’s office back in 1998 one time and it was for a meeting with Music of the Heart director Wes Craven.
She assured everyone that Harvey never invited her to his hotel room.
Streep also stated that considering he was more of a marketer and producer of films and not really a filmmaker, it was pretty impossible for the actors participating in the projects to know details regarding Weinstein’s personal life.
She revealed that she even tried to reach out to McGowan, but her attempts proved unsuccessful.
‘Rose assumed something untrue about me, and I wanted to let her know the truth.’
‘I hope she reads this. I’m truly sorry she sees me as an adversary, because we’re together with all the other women in our business, standing in defiance of the same foe: a status quo that wants to return to the old days – the old ways where women were used, abused and refused entry into the decision-making, top levels of the industry,’ Streep said.