Harvey Weinstein turned himself over to the police of New York City this morning and Rose McGowan couldn’t be more happy, as well as shocked. The actress revealed today on Megyn Kelly Today that she didn’t expect this day to come.
The authorities charged Harvey with rape in the third and first degree, in addition to a criminal sexual act in the first degree, for supposedly forcing two different women into sexual activity in 2013 and in 2004.
His attorney, Benjamin Brafman, said Harvey has always maintained his innocence and that never once has he pushed a woman into non-consensual behavior.
Weinstein is “confident” that he will be exonerated. McGowan, on Megyn’s show, said she felt the experience was “surreal” and “real” at the same time, but admitted it was still a very pleasant feeling.
She described it as a “very good feeling.” Rose thanked all of the women who have had the courage to come forward, as the NYPD did as well. “This is a big strike into the heart of abuse of power,” McGowan explained.
Rose said the abuse of power will no longer continue and it was time for women to stand up and defend themselves, as no one should have to deal with such behavior, ever.
Rose claims the “system” was created by people like Harvey Weinstein and it willfully protects him. Additionally, McGowan said she knows of a woman who is “sexually harassing somebody,” and the issue was “gender-neutral.”
The Charmed star spoke on the fact that it often takes a plethora of women to accuse a man of sexual assault in order to press charges on them. And she described Harvey as someone who had in his possession a “hunting ground” all over the world on account of his profession. However, it looks like hunting season is over for Mr. Weinstein.