Rose has accused Weinstein of rape and sexual harassment
30 October, 2017, 02:10
Through her legal counselor, McGowan said "somebody close" to Weinstein offered her $1 million in quiet cash in late September, which would have been in return for consenting to a nondisclosure arrangement.
"I had all these people I'm paying telling me to take it so that I could fund my art", said McGowan, 44, who no longer acts. "She was like, 'You're an actress, you've done a sex scene, you're done, '" she recalled.
McGowan says that she was tempted to take the offer, but instead countered with a demand for $6 million in an effort to either gain a incredibly large sum from him, or simply annoy him.
"I figured I could probably have gotten him up to three [million]", the actress said. He died eight years ago.
While she had reached a $100,000 settlement with Weinstein in 1997 related to a hotel encounter, McGowan, who has been working on a memoir, learned this summer that deal had never included a confidentiality clause. After an additional report was published in the New Yorker, McGowan confirmed that Weinstein was her alleged attacker.
But she said she began to have second thoughts about the agreement and eventually withdrew her counteroffer.
In response to the deleterious accusations, Weinstein and his attorneys-at-law said in a statement he "unequivocally denies" all of the claims outright and he believes they were consensual. When she arrived, she says the maître d' directed her upstairs to his suite, past two male assistants who "wouldn't look me in the eye", and into his room.
But in the months to come, Ms. McGowan did not feel supported by her management team.
Representatives for McGowan and Weinstein did not immediately return requests for comment.
Rose McGowan claims that producer Harvey Weinstein recently offered her $1million in hush money to keep silent about her sexual assault allegations. I have been slut-shamed, I have been harassed, I have been maligned, and you know what?
When the 2007 film Grindhouse came out - which was distributed by Bob Weinstein - McGowan said, "I was really lost at that point". I am just like you. It's time to be whole.
"After that assault, a light dimmed", actress Maddie Corman, who knew McGowan at the time, told the paper.
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