Rose McGowan Calls Out Jeff Bezos Over Weinstein
Says Harvey raped her and that head of Amazon studio ignored her claim
Actress Rose McGowan is the latest woman to publicly accuse Hol ly wood pr o duc er Ha r vey Weinstein of rape. Wr i t i n g on Twitter, Ms McGowan, known for her role on long-running supernatural TV series Charmed, claimed she told a senior member of Amazon Studios about the incident. In a series of tweets Thursday, McGowan attacked Bezos and his company for failing to hear her early claims about being “raped” by Weinstein and for “funding rapists, alleged pedos and sexual harassers.”
“@ jef f bezos I told the head of your studio that HW raped me. Over & over I said it. He said it hadn’t been proven. I said I was the proof,” she wrote in a tweet. “I love @ amazon but there is rot in Hollywood. @jeff bezos Be the change you want to see in the world. Stand with truth.” McGowan’s tweet and several others directed at Amazon head Jeff Bezos capped the end of a wild week since The New York Times first reported detailed allegations of harassment allegations against Weinstein that spanned decades. A ma z o n S t ud i o s c h i e f Roy Price was put on an immediate leave of absence Thursday, the company said, following allegations that he harassed a producer and ignored an actress’s claim of a sexual assault by producer Harvey Weinstein. The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday reported an allegation by Isa Hackett, a producer on one of Amazon.com Inc’s shows, that Price had lewdly propositioned her in 2015. I sa Hacket t , who worked on the Amazon Prime Video show “The Man in the High Castle,” told the publication that Price made inappropriate advances to her at an event two years ago. The allegation against Price eng u l fed Amazon i n t he uproar over mistreatment of women in Hollywood, though only the details of Hackett’s claim were new. The damage to Amazon will depend largely on whether more accusations surface against Price and how Amazon handled them, said Glenn Selig, a crisis management strategist at the Publicity Agency based in Tampa, Florida. “It’s a lot more dif ficult for the brand to dea l wit h, g iven t he broader narrative around the Harvey Weinstein scandal.” The e-commerce company has two TV projects with Weinstein Co.
F r ie nd o f Wei n s t ei n, d i r e c - tor Quentin Tarantino says he is “stunned and heartbroken’’ about t he sexua l harassment al legations lodged against the movie mogul. In a brief statement via Twitter relayed by Amber Tamblyn, Tarantino, whose films “Reservoir Dogs,’’ “Pulp Fiction’’ and “The Hateful Eight’’ were produced by Weinstein. “For t he last week I’ve been stunned and heartbroken about the revelations that have come to light about my friend for 25 years Harvey Weinstein. I need a few more days to process my pain, emotions, anger and memory and then I will speak publicly about it.’’ Meanwhile the Harvey Weinstein drama has reached Wal l S t r e et . Gold man S ach s Group Inc. is exploring options for its less-than $1 million stake in Weinstein Co., the film studio that Harvey co-founded with his brother Bob, according to bank spokesman Andrew Williams. “There is no place for the inexcusable behavior that had been reported, and we strongly condemn it,” Williams said in an emailed statement. FT previously reported the bank was evaluating its stake.