Rose McGowan came out today in a series of tweets to accuse Harvey Weinstein of rape. In her messages to Amazon founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos, the 44-year-old actress identified her assailant for the first time.
She said, “@jeffbezos I told the head of your studio that HW raped me. Over and over I said it.” According to McGowan; the executive claimed they needed more proof to indict Harvey.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Rose said to the journalist that the initials belonged to Mr. Weinstein. Due to McGowan’s Twitter posts, her account was blocked because of terms of agreement violations forcing many perturbed fans to condemn the application.
Rose claimed that Amazon won a “dirty Oscar” and she called her attorney to get her script back but before she could her “script was dead.” McGowan finished off her emotionally charged tweets by telling the executives to stop “funding rapists, alleged pedo’s and sexual harassers.”
As you may already know, The New York Times was the first publication to report the shocking allegations against the disgraced Hollywood producer.
The initial report claimed the actress had reached a $100,000 settlement with the producer after a “hotel room encounter” during the 1997 Sundance Film Festival. According to the report, the money involved was not an admission of guilt but was meant to avoid litigation and “buy peace.”
McGowan isn’t the only celebrity to speak out against Weinstein, Ryan Gosling, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, and many others came out to condemn Harvey.
Executives at The Weinstein Company fired Harvey from his position, despite him being a founding member. A spokesperson for the disgraced Hollywood creator claimed that “Mr. Weinstein unequivocally denies all the allegations of non-consensual sex.” Since the scandal broke open, Harvey’s wife, Georgina Chapman, claimed she was leaving him after ten years of marriage.