Wednesday, 22 November, 2017

Rose McGowan Takes on Trump, Weinstein in Fiery Speech

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Rose Mc Gowan at the Women’s March Convention in Detroit Courtesy of CBS News Rose Mc Gowan at the Women’s March Convention in Detroit
Melody Ballard | 31 October, 2017, 00:45

McGowan did not refer to Weinstein by name, only once obliquely referencing him as "the monster", and saying the past few weeks have been "triggering" to her thanks to his face being displayed everywhere.

To cheers from the crowd, McGowan said: "I've been silenced for 20 years, I've been slut-shamed, I've been harassed, I've been maligned, and you know what I'm just like you because what happened to me behind the scenes happens to all of us in this society and that can not stand and it will not stand".

This latest revelation came in a lengthy page-one Times profile of McGowan, who said the money offer was made through her lawyer. "I think she's wonderful and really talented and I'm going to cast her in my next movie, '" the director said.

Speaking at the Women's Convention in Detroit on Friday (10.27.17), she said: "I have been silenced for 20 years".

McGowan signed a non-disclosure agreement with Weinstein in 1997 and received a $100,000 settlement from the movie mogul following the alleged assault, according to The New York Times.

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Weinstein has denied having non-consensual sexual activity with any of his accusers. "I recall clearly what I said next, 'My God, why didn't you say anything?"

"I'll admit it felt really good at the time to realize we could use our art form to help Rose right a serious wrong in both how he victimized her years earlier, but also what Harvey was doing to a wonderful actress by blacklisting her and keeping her from working with filmmakers that would have wanted to work with her".

She was joined on the panel by fellow actress Amber Tamblyn, who said there has "always been sort of a quiet conversation happening in our business" about sexual violence. "She confided that a female attorney had told her that because she had done nudity in movies that no jury would believe her and that it would turn into a he said/she said case". I have been slut-shamed. What happened to me behind the scenes happens to all of us in society and it can not stand and it will not stand ... I have been harassed.

"I want to thank you for being here for giving me wings during this very hard time".

Since the scandal, Harvey Weinstein broke out, one question remains central: how the famous american producer has he been able to do so for so long without that person does not report it?

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