After one of the biggest sex scandals of all-time surrounding movie mogul Harvey Weinstein surfaced, women of the industry have come out hitting out on those who kept mum during the whole episode and now actress Rose McGowan has slammed her co-stars for not speaking up.
McGowan took to Twitter with a picture of her younger self, captioning it "This is the girl that was hurt by a monster. This is the girl who you are shaming with your silence." There are reports suggesting that McGowan was paid $100,000 in settlement by Weinstein which she is yet to confirm reported the Daily Mail.
This is the girl that was hurt by a monster. This is who you are shaming with your silence. pic.twitter.com/TrtRNiYfIT
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 8, 2017
A longtime friend of Weinstein Meryl Streep also spoke up and said in a lengthy statement that she was disgraced and appalled by the news and those who have raised their voices against him are heroes.She also said that not everybody knew what he was up to. She mentioned that she was unaware of the activities of the man and what he did to other women or for that matter about his settlement of issues with them.
It has been observed that of actresses whom Weinstein had offended were apprehensive of coming out in the open and talk about their experiences but eventually actresses like Judd, Amber Tamblyn, America Ferrera, Brie Larson, Brooklyn Decker, Patricia Arquette, Jessica Chastain, Ellen Barkin, and Heather Matarazzo opened up and shared their gory experiences. Now the 44-year-old Italian actress, Rose McGowan, has come out and tweeted, "Ladies of Hollywood, your silence is deafening." She also appealed to the male stars to speak up.
Few hours after the tweets were posted by McGowan, the board of the Weinstein Company ousted him and issued a statement accordingly. A New York Times report has added that eight such sexual harassment claims have been settled by him in the past.