McGowan back on Twitter in force
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.