McGowan back on Twit­ter in force

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NEW YORK: Af­ter a sus­pen­sion from Twit­ter ear­lier in the day, ac­tress Rose McGowan force­fully re-emerged yes­ter­day, stat­ing more frankly what she has long sug­gested: “HW raped me.”

“HW” was ap­par­ently in ref­er­ence to Har­vey We­in­stein, the em­bat­tled former We­in­stein Com­pany co-chair­man.

“Any al­le­ga­tions of non-con­sen­sual sex are un­equiv­o­cally de­nied by Mr We­in­stein,” said We­in­stein’s rep­re­sen­ta­tive, Sal­lie Hofmeis­ter yes­ter­day.

The New York Times ear­lier re­ported that We­in­stein paid a fi­nan­cial set­tle­ment of $100 000 to McGowan in 1997 over an in­ci­dent in a ho­tel room. The set­tle­ment with McGowan in­cluded pro­vi­sions about speak­ing about the case in the fu­ture.

But McGowan ap­peared em­bold­ened to de­scribe more out­right her past ex­pe­ri­ence with We­in­stein. Shortly be­fore a se­ries of tweets ad­dressed to Ama­zon chief Jeff Be­zos, McGowan tweeted a wo­man war­rior pic­ture with a “Rosearmy” hash­tag and stated “It’s on.”

“I told the head of your stu­dio that HW raped me,” said McGowan in tweets di­rected to Be­zos. “Over and over I said it. He said it hadn’t been proven. I said I was the proof.”

In sub­se­quent tweets, McGowan ap­peared to suggest that Ama­zon Stu­dios pre­vi­ously dropped a project penned by McGowan af­ter she in­sisted We­in­stein not be in­volved.

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