Rose McGowan – an actress who has become a vocal supporter of the #MeToo movement ever since the Harvey Weinstein case blew open – said on Monday that Bill Clinton should be ashamed of himself for what happened to Monica back in the 1990’s. According to McGowan, Bill ruined her life due to his “selfishness.”
“You actually owe everyone an apology, especially her,” the actress proclaimed. During an appearance on NBC’s Today Show on Monday, Bill said he wouldn’t have resigned over the incident because people “would be using the facts instead of the imagined facts,” – clearly referencing the media’s tendency to oversensationalize and sometimes misrepresent the facts of a case.
However, the former chief-in-command said that he “felt terrible” about the incident which dealt a devastating blow to both parties, Monica and Bill.
Despite feeling bad about it, Bill said he never said sorry to her directly. Back in March, Lewinsky said that it wasn’t “sexual assault” but was still an “abuse of power.” Most people supported Monica, especially in the midst of the #MeToo movement, but some criticized her for insinuating that she didn’t have her own agency to make decisions.
Bill Clinton. Here is the truth of it: a human life was altered & destroyed due to your selfishness. Because. You. Could. You not only wiped your semen on a young girl’s dress, you left a stain on society. You actually owe EVERYONE an apology, especially her. #MeToo pic.twitter.com/HWnsAmXjlR
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) June 4, 2018
And while Bill is a supporter of women telling stories of their abuse, he isn’t completely behind it because he questions some of the decisions made. However, he added it was “way overdue.”
As you may know, McGowan was one of the first women to come out and vehemently accuse Harvey Weinstein of rape and assault. Because of her allegations, the #MeToo movement began and men in the industry began dropping like flies.
Since then, Bill Cosby was convicted of three counts of sexual assault and might spend the rest of his life behind bars. Lucky for Rose, she was able to secure a television show called, Citizen Rose, and also a book deal for her novel, Brave.
Some have criticized the actress for monetizing the movement. Others have stated that she is contributing to a “mob-mentality” where the accused are summarily thrown under the bus rather than facing a trial and jury.