Friday, 24 November, 2017

'I'm just like you': Rose McGowan gives rousing speech at Women's Convention

Hear her roarĀ Rose Mc Gowan spoke at the Women's Convention in Detroit on Friday morning, her first public appearance since the Harvey Weinstein story broke 'Grindhouse' Director Robert Rodriguez: I Cast Rose McGowan to Spite Weinstein
Wallace Pearson | 31 October, 2017, 00:50

While speaking with The New York Times, Rose McGowan said she was offered $1 million from Weinstein if she were to keep quiet about the multiple allegations of sexual harassment.

McGowan - who accused Harvey of rape earlier in the month - said she considered the offer but wanted $6 million instead.

While she described to the Times the encounter that brought on the settlement, she declined to give too many details about what happened, other than to say her former manager, Jill Messick, told her to meet Weinstein at the restaurant in the Stein Eriksen Lodge at the festival for a 10 a.m. appointment.

"Ew, gross, you're disgusting, I don't want your money, that would make me feel disgusting."

Actress Rose McGowan raises her fist after addressing the audience during the opening session of the three-day Women's Convention at Cobo Centre, Detroit, Michigan, US, October 27, 2017. I have been harassed.

In the wake of the shocking revelations about Harvey Weinstein and his abuse of power against women who worked with him over the years, one more outspoken voice against him has been actress Rose McGowan. "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..." Do you think it's really going to stick?' And I do; I do, actually. It's time to be courageous. In the face of unspeakable actions, from one monster we look away to another. "And they are the same, and they must die".

McGowan had reached a $100,000 settlement with Weinstein in 1997 over an incident in a hotel room, but she told the Times on Saturday that she learned over the summer that the agreement she signed had not included a confidentiality clause.

"It would have been much easier on both of us if we could have just revealed why we were doing it", Rodriguez said, though neither did due to the NDA. However, one day after the New York Times published an explosive investigation detailing decades of alleged abuse by Weinstein, she made a decision to reject the offer outright. The monster's face has been everywhere, my nightmare ...

A spokeswoman for Weinstein has said he "unequivocally denies any allegations of nonconsensual sex".

McGowan also called out Hollywood, the "mirror you're given to look into", for overwhelmingly employing men as directors.

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