Rose McGowan speaks about sexual harassment

Rose McGowan speaks about sexual harassment

In a statement issued to Variety, Rodriguez writes: "As one of the first victims to come forward with stories of sexual assault by Harvey Weinstein, Rose McGowan is a very courageous woman who I applaud for speaking out about Weinstein's repulsive behavior".

McGowan will be the opening speaker at the Women's Convention, an event full of workshops, strategy sessions and forums being held this weekend in Detroit.

Police in London, Los Angeles and NY are investigating Weinstein, 65.

"I have been silenced for 20 years", McGowan said.

I came to be a voice for all of us who've been told we were nothing, for all of us who've been looked down on, for all of us who've been grabbed by the motherf*****g pussy.

"No more. Name it, shame it, call it out".

In its piece published earlier this month, the Times alleged that McGowan had reached a $100,000 settlement with Weinstein back in 1997 after a hotel room incident at the Sundance Film Festival.

Addressing The Women's Convention, McGowan said because Hollywood is male-dominated, "we are given one view".

"There are many fantastic men in our business, and as soon as all this happened, I received so many emails from first ADs and a sound mixer and Harvey Hanson who created Bones, these men wrote to me and said, 'I can not believe I've been existing this way, and I will never run a set the same way again. She confided that a female attorney had told her that because she had done nudity in movies that no jury would believe her and that it would turn into a he said/she said case".

The actress, who also starred in Planet Terror and Scream, thanked people for using the #MeToo hashtag on Twitter to call out abusers. I have been slut-shamed.

Weinstein representative Sallie Hofmeister has denied all allegations of non-consensual sex.

But it's all told through 96 per cent males in the Director's Guild of America. That statistic has not changed since 1946, so we are given one view.

"Hollywood may seem like it's an isolated thing, but it is not", she said. It's the messaging system for your mind. And just because you are complicit in something like this does not make you a bad person, and the ownership of it for men is the beginning of all real reception. And they should not be in your mind, and they should not be in mine. The triggering has been insane. "The monster's face has been everywhere, my nightmare".

"The scarlet letter is theirs, it is not ours" McGowan said. It is not ours. P*****s grab back! Women grab back! "We are pure and we are strong and we will fight". "I said, 'Hey, Harvey, this is Rose McGowan".

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