Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer released a statement today, Tuesday, January 30th, denying the claims made by Rose McGowan once again. In the essay as obtained by Us Weekly, Weinstein and his attorneys said they typically have not chosen to criticize the women who have come forward with their stories.
But the sheer amount of “performing” done by McGowan – while promoting her book, nonetheless -forced his hand. Weinstein said that Rose, at the time of the alleged incident back in 1997, confirmed to her manager and Ben Affleck that their encounter was, indeed, consensual.
As you may know, Weinstein lost everything after the New York Times published an exposé detailing his alleged transgressions. As a result of the report, executives at The Weinstein Company fired him and Georgina Chapman, his wife, left him.
Celebrity Insider reported that the Marchesa creator would receive a $15-$20 million payout as a result of their divorce which was settled out of court.
The couple has not filed the papers yet. After the case broke, Harvey came out with a statement stating that all of his encounters were consensual.
However, Rose McGowan has remained faithful to her version of the story which typically indicts Harvey on counts of rape. She has been incredibly vocal on women’s issues since then and continues to slam Harvey and other “Hollywood fakers” in the media.
As you may know, Rose said on The View today that Justin Timberlake was one of the people who are a part of the “Hollywood fakery,” meaning that their foundational principles aren’t in line with the Times Up movement.
McGowan claims Harvey lured her into his hotel back in 1997 under the guise of a meeting. It was there where he sexually assaulted her, an incident which forever changed her life for the worse.