Rose McGowan Takes on Trump, Weinstein in Fiery Speech

Rose McGowan's Women's Convention Speech Goes Off On Hollywood & Demands

Rose McGowan gave her first public remarks since accusing film producer Harvey Weinstein of rape earlier this month, saying it's time for Hollywood to "clean house".

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 fearless woman who I applaud for speaking out about Weinstein's repulsive behavior". While attending the Sundance Film Festival, the actress met Weinstein at a hotel where she was instructed to go to his room.

Following Weinstein's seven-figure offer to cover up his heinous acts, McGowan countered with $6 million. However, one day after the New York Times published an explosive investigation detailing decades of alleged abuse by Weinstein, she chose to reject the offer outright.

"I want to thank you for being here for giving me wings during this very hard time".

McGowan is among the various women who have stepped forward with allegations of sexual abuse and assault against Weinstein in recent weeks.

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

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.

"To that end, one of the things that was so hard for me in processing that was this call for other actresses to immediately come forward, and why wasn't Meryl Streep supporting everybody, and why was it just me and Brie Larson and Rose McGowan, and where was everyone?"

When Rodriguez was gearing up to make "Grindhouse", his double-feature film with Quentin Tarantino (released in 2007 by Dimension Films, Bob Weinstein's arm of The Weinstein Company), he said he wrote a "bad a-" lead role for McGowan, in order to " take her off the blacklist" on a film Harvey Weinstein would have to pay for. I have been harassed. I have been maligned and you know what? "I'm just like you", McGowan, 44, said.

Ms. McGowan initially asked for about $25,000, enough money to cover her therapy; by the time she signed the settlement, the amount had been raised to $100,000.

The actress said that what happened to her behind the scenes has happened to others, and it "cannot stand".

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

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