Rose McGowan isn’t pleased with Harvey Weinstein’s recent denial of her claims against him. On Wednesday, Rose issued a statement which stated that Harvey is making a “continued attempt to malign, smear, and ‘slut-shame’ Rose McGowan.”
Celebrity Insider reported yesterday, Tuesday, January 30th, that Harvey and his attorney, Ben Brafman, denied the allegations once again and said they were merely a “bold lie” and had been rejected several times in the past by two witnesses.
In the statement, Harvey and his lawyer stated it was Rose’s manager who said it was “consensual” as well as Ben Affleck. The statement facilitated by Harvey and his team allegedly had “written emails” by Ben and McGowan’s former manager which disproved her claims.
McGowan’s publicist called Brafman’s statement “an affront not only to Rose but to the hundreds of women,” who have told their stories of harassment, sexual abuse, and rape.
According to the Charmed alum, the former producer’s denial “is a sad, pathetic, old-fashioned sexist attempt” to undermine the truth.
Additionally, the statement claims Harvey attempted to coerce potential witnesses. As you may know, the former Weinstein Company executive allegedly had ex-Israeli secret agents follow Rose and Asia Argento.
Furthermore, McGowan said the emails written by Ben and her former manager had been disproven because Ben has come out in support of McGowan on the Today Show.
However, the Justice League actor may have done so merely to avoid a PR disaster if he were to deny the claims made by a woman. Also, her former manager’s assistant, Anne Woodward, supported her account in a report from The New York Times. Anne said Rose “wanted to fight,” and didn’t want to settle.