Rose McGowan Says Alexander Payne 'Groomed' Her When She Was 15
Rose McGowan accused Alexander Payne of grooming and raping her when she was 15-years-old. Page Six picked up on another Instagram post from the actress today in which she made additional claims about Payne.
On Monday night, Rose took to her Instagram account to say that for many years, she thought she had sexual relations with a man and merely considered it as a "sexual experience." However, she says after thinking back on it, she was "groomed."
She auditioned for him when she was 15. As most know, Rose was one of the primary accusers of Harvey Weinstein when the allegations against him were revealed.
Rose pleaded with her followers on social media, telling them that it wasn't their fault if they were abused. As the years went by and she was much older, Rose says she would see him at events and would go up to him and playfully ask, "remember when you had s*x with me at 15?"
McGowan went on to say that it was wrong for him to have s*x with a minor, even though she considered it perfectly normal at the time. McGowan says she was not an adult when it happened, so she didn't have the agency of a grown woman.
The Charmed star told the story of purported abuse on her social media account, saying how Alexander sat her down and watched a Showtime movie with him, a soft-core porn film he had made under another title.
McGowan says he left her on a "street corner afterward" when she was 15. Reportedly, if Rose was 15-years-old at the time of the incident, that would've made Payne 27-year-old.
Payne has won two Oscars in his life, including for Sideways and The Descendants. As most know, this wouldn't be the first time Rose McGowan called someone out on social media.
Earlier this year, the actress took to her Twitter account to call on the United States government to arrest Prince Andrew and Bill Clinton. Previously, it's been noted that both Prince Andrew and Clinton had close relationships with the now-deceased socialite.
McGowan posted a photo of Harvey Weinstein, Jeffrey Epstein, and Ghislaine Maxwell next to each other with red marks over their faces.