Three of Harvey Weinstein's accusers united this holiday weekend in the spirit of sisterhood and strength. Rose McGowan, Asia Argento, and Annabella Sciorra were treated to a home-cooked meal by Argento's boyfriend, celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, as the dynamic trio came together for a 'meeting of the minds'.
The actresses are three out of the eighty alleged victims that have spoken against the once-celebrated Hollywood mogul. McGowan, Argento, Sciorra have all recounted their horrific experiences with Weinstein and the effect it had on them and their careers.
McGowan claimed that Weinstein raped her in a hotel room at the Sundance Film Festival in 1997. Sciorra said the producer forced his way into her home and raped her in the early 90's. Argento says that Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex on him at the Cannes Film Festival, and then she succumbed to a damaging relationship with him for a few years.
Each one of the actresses posted on their social media accounts the same photo and wrote that the meeting was 'magical' and claiming each other as 'sisters'.
The Weinstein Effect
Weinstein was the subject of an exposé article written in the New York Times back in September of this year. The article stated that three women accused Weinstein of sexual harassment or abuse. Since then, actresses Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ashley Judd, and most recently, Uma Thurman, have all spoken out against Weinstein and named him as their attacker.
In response to this epidemic, McGowan's former co-star, Alyssa Milano, created the hashtag 'me too' on Twitter in order to let victims of sexual assault or abuse know that they weren't alone. The hashtag has since gone viral with people across the globe joining in on the trend.
In addition to Weinstein, several others in the industry were accused of being sexual predators. Kevin Spacey, Brett Ratner, James Toback, and Louis C.K. are a few of the men who have been singled out and accused of rape, abuse, or harassment of some sort. While Spacey has sought treatment after being accused of groping young actors since the 80's, Ratner and Toback, like Weinstein, have denied all allegations against them. C.K. has issued a lengthy apology to his accusers and to his family members and colleagues.