Rose McGowan Says Harvey Weinstein Raped Her

Rose McGowan returned to Twitter after a 12-hour temporary suspension of her account with claims that Harvey Weinstein raped her, clarifying previous statements that she had been sexually assaulted by an unnamed studio head.

McGowan, who had previously been suspended because, according to Twitter, “one of her Tweets included a private phone number,” which violates the platform’s Terms of Service, said in a series of five tweets directed to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos that Weinstein “raped” her. “Over & over I said it,” she wrote. “He said it hadn’t been proven. I said I was the proof.”

McGowan urged the head of Amazon Studios, who had optioned a show she had written, to “do the right thing” regarding Weinstein, but after trying to to get her script back from Amazon, the studio pulled the plug on her show, she said.

A recent New York Times investigative report revealed that Weinstein allegedly reached confidential settlements with at least eight women over sexual misconduct allegations. McGowan reportedly received a $100,000 settlement from Weinstein over a 1997 incident.

Weinstein’s representative Sallie Hoffmeister said that Weinstein denies the allegation, saying that “any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein.” Weinstein previously released a statement that vigorously denied any allegations of sexual assault and claims that he “believes that all of these relationships were consensual.”

More Biz

  • Roman Polanski

    LAPD Investigating Allegations Against Roman Polanski, Case Cannot Be Prosecuted

    Rose McGowan returned to Twitter after a 12-hour temporary suspension of her account with claims that Harvey Weinstein raped her, clarifying previous statements that she had been sexually assaulted by an unnamed studio head. McGowan, who had previously been suspended because, according to Twitter, “one of her Tweets included a private phone number,” which violates […]

  • Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Doug

    Celebrities Celebrate Doug Jones' Senate Win: 'This Is A Pretty Good Night'

    Rose McGowan returned to Twitter after a 12-hour temporary suspension of her account with claims that Harvey Weinstein raped her, clarifying previous statements that she had been sexually assaulted by an unnamed studio head. McGowan, who had previously been suspended because, according to Twitter, “one of her Tweets included a private phone number,” which violates […]

  • Ajit Pai net neutrality

    Hundreds of Musicians -- From R.E.M. to Turnip King -- Sign Statement Defending Net Neutrality

    Rose McGowan returned to Twitter after a 12-hour temporary suspension of her account with claims that Harvey Weinstein raped her, clarifying previous statements that she had been sexually assaulted by an unnamed studio head. McGowan, who had previously been suspended because, according to Twitter, “one of her Tweets included a private phone number,” which violates […]

  • Rescue dogs

    Film Publicists Organize New York City Fundraiser for Rescue Dogs

    Rose McGowan returned to Twitter after a 12-hour temporary suspension of her account with claims that Harvey Weinstein raped her, clarifying previous statements that she had been sexually assaulted by an unnamed studio head. McGowan, who had previously been suspended because, according to Twitter, “one of her Tweets included a private phone number,” which violates […]

  • pandora

    Pandora Names Aimée Lapic Chief Marketing Officer

    Rose McGowan returned to Twitter after a 12-hour temporary suspension of her account with claims that Harvey Weinstein raped her, clarifying previous statements that she had been sexually assaulted by an unnamed studio head. McGowan, who had previously been suspended because, according to Twitter, “one of her Tweets included a private phone number,” which violates […]

  • NFL players suspension

    NFL Network Suspends On-Air Analysts Amid Sexual Harassment Probe

    Rose McGowan returned to Twitter after a 12-hour temporary suspension of her account with claims that Harvey Weinstein raped her, clarifying previous statements that she had been sexually assaulted by an unnamed studio head. McGowan, who had previously been suspended because, according to Twitter, “one of her Tweets included a private phone number,” which violates […]

  • Get Hard

    Writer Claims 'Get Hard' Ripped Off His 'Prison 101' Idea

    Rose McGowan returned to Twitter after a 12-hour temporary suspension of her account with claims that Harvey Weinstein raped her, clarifying previous statements that she had been sexually assaulted by an unnamed studio head. McGowan, who had previously been suspended because, according to Twitter, “one of her Tweets included a private phone number,” which violates […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content