“Charmed” actress Rose McGowan minces no phrases about her emotions towards studio government Harvey Weinstein, whose historical past of sexual harassment was once laid naked final week in a New York Times exposé.
McGowan, additionally a director, has recommended that any one who does industry with Weinstein is “complicit” and “even dirtier,” and has referred to as for girls in Hollywood to talk up towards a misogynistic “power structure that needs to be brought down.”
On Sunday evening, following the announcement that Weinstein have been fired from his personal corporate, McGowan raised her voice all over again — calling this time for the corporate’s complete board to surrender and for males in Hollywood to “change” their habits.
“I’m calling on the board to resign effective immediately,” McGowan informed Hollywood Reporter. “And for other men to stop other men when they are being disgusting.”
“Men in Hollywood need to change ASAP,” she added. “Hollywood’s power is dying because society has changed and grown, and yet Hollywood male behavior has not. It is so not a good look … The men of Hollywood need to know they own no woman.”
Almost part of The Weinstein Company’s all-male board has resigned for the reason that newsletter of the explosive Times file. Just 4 of the unique 9 board individuals (which had integrated Weinstein himself) are believed to stay. They come with Weinstein’s brother Bob Weinstein, co-founder of the corporate.
The Times reported that McGowan won a $100,000 agreement from Weinstein in 1997 after “an episode in a hotel room during the Sundance Film Festival.” McGowan, consistent with the thing, was once certainly one of no less than 8 girls who had reached settlements with Weinstein over sexual harassment allegations.
McGowan declined to remark for the Times’ file (some have speculated that she saved mum as a result of her agreement can have concerned a non-disclosure settlement). Talk that she was once sexually assaulted via Weinstein has circulated since no less than 2016, when McGowan tweeted about being “raped” via a studio government.
She’s emerged prior to now few days as certainly one of Weinstein’s maximum fervent critics. In a Sunday tweet, she obliquely referred to him as a “monster”:
She additionally recommended she donated her “settlement” to the East Los Angeles Women’s Center, a company devoted to serving to sufferers of home violence and sexual attack. And she lauded each the Times and the ladies who’ve spoken out towards Weinstein for “bravery.”