Rose McGowan to speak publicly for the 1st time since Weinstein allegations

Rose McGowan, who has accused Harvey Weinstein of rape, says that a month ago, "someone close" to the producer offered her $1 million to not speak out about his alleged sexual encounter with her.

A few weeks back, it was revealed that the Hollywood mogul had sexually assaulted, raped, or harassed a dozen or so women in the business, and in the time since the original New York Times article was published, many others have come forward.

McGowan, who revealed earlier this month that she was allegedly raped by Weinstein, said she considered the offer, but countered with Dollars 6 million.

"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-ing pussy", she said in the rousing speech at the Women's Convention in Detroit. "I was like - ew, gross, you're disgusting, I don't want your money, that would make me feel disgusting", she said.

She told her lawyer to pull the offer within a day of the story running.

"And then what happened, happened", she said.

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

She said: "The triggering has been insane". She addressed the audience calling them "fabulous, strong, powerful 'Me Toos, '" referring to the #MeToo hashtag that accompanied women's admission of experiencing sexual harassment or assault.

Delivering opening remarks at The Women's Convention in Detroit, McGowan thanked the audience "for giving me wings during this very hard time". I've been maligned. And you know what?

"I had every one of these individuals I'm paying instructing me to take it with the goal that I could subsidize my specialty", McGowarn disclosed to the Times, who in the long run reacted to this Weinstein relate requesting $6 million. "What happened to me behind the scenes happens to all of us in this society, and that can not stand and it will not stand".

She gave examples of how sexual harassment is embedded within the industry and can be seen in writing tropes and cavalier jokes about women's bodies.

The New York Times's original story alleged that McGowan had reached a $100,000 (£76,000) settlement with Weinstein following an incident in a hotel room during the 1997 Sundance Film Festival.

She wrote:"You know what is truth, Lisa?"

  • Eleanor Harrison