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Rose McGowan on Weinstein: 'The Trash Has Been Taken Out'

Weinstein accusers rejoice after verdict

(Newser) - It was a day some of Harvey Weinstein's many accusers thought they would never see: The 67-year-old, once one of Hollywood's most powerful men, was convicted of sex crimes and taken from a courtroom in handcuffs. The trial was seen as a "watershed moment for the #MeToo... More »

McGowan, After Portman Flap: 'I Lost Sight of Bigger Picture'

Rose McGowan doesn't name Natalie Portman in latest regretful tweet, but it appears to be about her

(Newser) - Seems like Rose McGowan might regret her diatribe against Natalie Portman over Portman's feminist Oscars cape . Though McGowan didn't name Portman or explicitly reference what she was talking about, she tweeted Sunday, "My critique should've been about Hollywood's ongoing culture of silence. I realize that... More »

Natalie Portman Admits Rose McGowan Has a Point

She addresses criticism of Oscar statement

(Newser) - Natalie Portman apparently has no intention of getting involved in a war of words with Rose McGowan. After McGowan slammed Portman Wednesday for protesting the Oscars exclusion of female directors but failing to "walk the walk," Portman agreed that it was inaccurate to call her "brave,"... More »

Rose McGowan Disgusted by Natalie Portman's Cape

'I find Portman's type of activism deeply offensive to those of us who actually do the work'

(Newser) - Natalie Portman's outfit on the Oscars red carpet got a lot of press thanks to the embroidery along the edge of her cape, which listed names of female directors not nominated for best director at the Academy Awards (only men were nominated this year). But not only was fellow... More »

Snoop Dogg Has Something to Say About Gayle King 'Threat'

The rapper calls himself 'a non-violent person'

(Newser) - What, me threaten? Snoop Dogg said Sunday his video criticizing Gayle King wasn't threatening at all—despite his warning to "back off ... before we come get you," E! News reports. "I'm a non-violent person," the 48-year-old said Saturday on Instagram. "When I said... More »

Rose McGowan: 'I Refuse to Be Intimidated Any Longer'

The actor files a racketeering suit against Harvey Weinstein

(Newser) - "My life was upended by their actions, and I refuse to be intimidated any longer." So said Rose McGowan Wednesday after filing suit against Harvey Weinstein and his former associates, USA Today reports. The racketeering suit makes 11 complaints—including fraud, wiretapping, computer crimes, and invasion of privacy—... More »

Rose McGowan: I Spent 20 Years 'Plotting Revenge' for Weinstein

Actress also blasts Hollywood 'losers,' denies she called #MeToo 'a lie'

(Newser) - On Wednesday, Rose McGowan commemorated the anniversary of #MeToo, "one of the hardest years of my life" and "a year of triggering for so many." As for the movement itself, an interview in the Sunday Times Magazine over the weekend painted the 45-year-old actress as coming down... More »

Rose McGowan to Asia Argento: Sorry for My 'Serious' Mistake

Argento has (kind of) accepted McGowan's apology over text messages

(Newser) - Ever since Asia Argento found herself in hot water , she and fellow #MeToo activist Rose McGowan have been embroiled in a bitter back-and-forth. Now, per the Guardian , McGowan is apologizing to Argento, noting that an Aug. 27 statement she put out had a quite "serious" error. "I said... More »

Argento Warns Rose McGowan: Retract Now or I'm Suing

She's not happy about McGowan's statement on her alleged relationship with then-17-year-old

(Newser) - Things are getting even more heated between Asia Argento and Rose McGowan, once thick as thieves amid the #MeToo movement: Argento has now demanded McGowan retract the statement she made Aug. 27 regarding sexual assault allegations against Argento. "Dear @RoseMcGowan. It is with genuine regret that I am giving... More »

Rain Dove: Here's Why I Reported Asia Argento's Texts

Model who is dating Rose McGowan speaks out, denies leaking texts to TMZ

(Newser) - Rain Dove, the model dating Rose McGowan whose texts with Asia Argento about Jimmy Bennett got leaked to TMZ , confirms what McGowan said earlier this week: Dove reported the text messages to law enforcement after Argento allegedly admitted in them that she had sex with a then-17-year-old Bennett when she... More »

Rose McGowan: I Know How Asia Argento Texts Leaked

She says the person she is dating gave authorities evidence that wound up on TMZ

(Newser) - Rose McGowan has released a statement on the allegations against Asia Argento that claims the person McGowan herself is dating is the one who handed over the implicating text messages that wound up on TMZ . Per Variety , McGowan says the model she's dating, Rain Dove, learned from Argento that... More »

McGowan's 'Be Gentle' Tweet Draws Sharp Criticism

Some accuse her of hypocrisy

(Newser) - Rose McGowan, a leader in the #MeToo movement, has drawn criticism after tweeting that people should "be gentle" to her friend and Harvey Weinstein accuser Asia Argento, who has been accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old boy five years ago, CNN reports. "None of us know the truth... More »

Rose McGowan: Stop Blaming Bourdain's Girlfriend

Actress writes letter calling for open conversation about depression

(Newser) - In the wake of Anthony Bourdain's suicide, Rose McGowan is asking people not to place blame—on Bourdain himself or on his girlfriend, actress Asia Argento . "Anthony’s internal war was his war, but now she’s been left on the battlefield to take the bullets," McGowan... More »

These Are the Books Weinstein Was Carrying When Arrested

One is a biography of director Elia Kazan, who was scorned by Hollywood in his day

(Newser) - As Harvey Weinstein did his perp walk into the NYPD's 1st Precinct Friday to be booked on rape and sexual abuse charges, he was spotted carrying three books—and Time has the details. One was Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution. A second was a 2006 biography... More »

'Collateral Damage': McGowan's Ex-Manager Dies by Suicide

Family slams Harvey Weinstein for involving her in scandal

(Newser) - Hollywood producer Jill Messick, who has died by suicide, was "collateral damage" in the "already horrific story" of Harvey Weinstein, her family says. In a statement to the Hollywood Reporter , the family of Rose McGowan's former manager describe her as a strong believer in the movement against... More »

For First Time, Rose McGowan Details Alleged Weinstein Assault

It's in her new book, 'Brave'

(Newser) - Rose McGowan has accused Harvey Weinstein of raping her, and she is now detailing the alleged encounter in public for the first time, reports People . The 44-year-old writes about it in her new book, Brave, and the details come via a review in the New York Times . McGowan writes that... More »

Weinstein Accuser: I Wasn't Asked About Time's Up

Asia Argento says she wasn't invited to the Golden Globes, either

(Newser) - The women were some of the first to speak up about Harvey Weinstein—and now they're speaking up to say they were excluded from the Golden Globes. "I can only speak for myself but not only I wasn’t invited to the #GoldenGlobes: nobody asked my opinion about... More »

Posters Near Meryl Streep's Home Tie Her to Weinstein

Posters follow accusations by Rose McGowan

(Newser) - In posters near the 20th Century Fox studio lot, the actors' union headquarters, and her home, Meryl Streep is accused of allowing Harvey Weinstein to allegedly prey on women for decades, according to the Hollywood Reporter . The posters feature a picture of Streep with Weinstein; a red bar across Streep'... More »

Meryl Streep Responds to Rose McGowan Attack

She says she's sorry McGowan sees her as an adversary

(Newser) - Meryl Streep says she is "truly sorry" that Rose McGowan seems to see her as an "adversary," because they are on the same side against movie industry "bastards" like Harvey Weinstein and other "entitled bosses." In a public statement issued in response to McGowan'... More »

Rose McGowan Slams Streep, Who Worked for 'Pig Monster'

She's not happy about Golden Globes protest plan on Weinstein, sexual misconduct

(Newser) - Wearing black to the Golden Globes isn't the right way to protest the sexual harassment and assault carried out by "Pig Monster" Harvey Weinstein and other Hollywood figures, Rose McGowan says. The actress responded to reports that Meryl Streep and other actresses were planning to wear black to... More »

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