Rose McGowan finds Harvey Weinstein coverage tough

Kelly Massey
October 31, 2017

"I think she's fantastic and really talented and I'm going to cast her in my next movie, '" the director said.

On October 12, a week after the New York Times first reported allegations against Weinstein, McGowan tweeted that she was raped by "HW", and confirmed that the initials signified Harvey Weinstein. "I have been slut-shamed". Both Ms. Woodward and Ms. McGowan were shocked when, only a few months afterward, Ms. Messick accepted a job working as vice president for development at Miramax, then run by Mr. Weinstein.

Incensed at what I heard, I told Rose that she was not blacklisted from MY movies and that Harvey couldn't tell me who to cast. What happened to me behind the scenes happens to all of us in society and it can not stand and it will not stand ...

"In regards to Hollywood, we have no rights", she said.

"Casting Rose in a leading role in my next movie felt like the right move to make at the time - to literally make him pay", Rodriguez adds, saying how he was "inspired to create a bad ass female action heroine who loses her leg and transforms into a superhero that rights wrongs, battles adversity, mows down rapists, and survives an apocalypse to lead the lost and tired into a land of hope; all with a crackling, retro B-movie aesthetic".

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Weinstein, through his spokesperson, has denied "any allegations of non-consensual sex".

After the incident, McGowan said she went directly to a press event where she fought back tears. "And you know what, I'm just like you". It is the mirror that you're given to look into.

"What happened to me behind the scenes happens to all of us in this society", McGowan said, explaining how her following - which calls itself "RoseArmy" - is not named for her, but the flower, bearing beauty and thorns that inflict justice and effect. "A lot of the interviews that I've given and people I've talked to have said, 'Do you think it's really going to change?"

She's said she is no different than any other rape victim. She said she told Ben Affleck and Messick about what had happened. "Because they are also a product of culture, but they are regurgitating culture and making culture".

Tamblyn said it's something she and McGowan have discussed. And thank you, Tarana, for giving us two words and a hashtag that helped free us. "And usually what's at stake is a complete destruction of your character, especially in our business".

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