At Sunday night’s Golden Globes, most actresses walking the red carpet chose to wear black in solidarity with the #MeToo movement. But one actress who helped propel the sexual abuse allegations against film mogul Harvey Weinstein stayed away from what she called “Hollywood fakery.”
Skipping out on the ceremony altogether, McGowan instead launched a trailer for her new documentary series on E! called Citizen Rose, which is all about her fight against Hollywood sex abuse and how it’s been covered up for too long. She claims to be a victim of Weinstein in a hotel room back in 1997 and received a $100,000 settlement from her alleged rapist.
McGowan lashed out against the black-clad actors on Twitter in a reply to another alleged Weinstein victim, Asia Argento, who tweeted to McGowan during the awards telecast, “No one should forget that you were the first one who broke the silence. Anyone who tries to diminish your work is a troll and an enemy of the movement. You gave me the courage to speak out. I am on your side until I die.”
And not one of those fancy people wearing black to honor our rapes would have lifted a finger had it not been so. I have no time for Hollywood fakery, but you I love, [email protected] #RoseArmy
While we agree with the jab at Hollywood fakery, McGowan “knew” about Weinstein and yet allowed herself to be photographed with him on multiple occasions years after the alleged rape took place. That doesn’t sound like something a victim normally does with their rapist. Did she not feel like “lifting a finger” until he was no longer in power?
Then there’s a movie she worked on in 2011, called Rosewood Lane. It was directed by Victor Salva, a convicted child molester and child pornographer. She blew that off in an interview once, stating, “I still don’t really understand the whole story or history there, and I’d rather not, because it’s not really my business. But he’s an incredibly sweet and gentle man."
None of her business? So, what changed?
It seems like in exposing Hollywood’s moral posturing, McGowan is showing a little fakery in herself.
H/T Daily Mail