Rose McGowan Interviews Women Who Claimed To Have Been Assaulted By Powerful Men
Rose McGowan, who has been the most vocal actress in Hollywood about sexual assault and violence against woman, continues to find ways to unite those who have suffered sexual abuse and harassment.
Over Thanksgiving weekend, McGowan met with actresses Asia Argento and Annabella Sciorra in the spirit of sisterhood and strength. The actresses, who have all accused producer Harvey Weinstein of sexually assaulting and raping them, shared the moment on social media and stated that it was only the beginning.
Now, McGowan is once again uniting with other victims in same spirit.
McGowan hosted a powerful interview for New York Magazine that featured seven other women who have accused powerful men in Hollywood of sexual assault. In a clip of the interview, the discussion between the women touches on the accusations they made and the ripple effect their brave decisions have created.
A few of the women that were there in attendance were: Jessica Leeds, who accused President Donald Trump of groping her breast, Rebecca Corry, who claimed the comedian Louis C.K. asked if he could masturbate in front of her, and Mimi Haleiyi, who also accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct.
"It's tough being called liar. It's very difficult to stand up and say this is what happened and have an administration saying I'm lying," Leeds stated.
McGowan especially had a difficult time since she first spoke out against Weinstein. The actress' Twitter was shut down temporarily and she faced backlash for her criticism of certain actresses that will wear black at the 2018 Golden Globes.
"It's the first time in history women are being believed even though we get slagged," the actress stated.
Many of the women in the clip agreed that they feared for their safety which is what prolonged their silence and shame. However, since the allegations against Weinstein came out in September of this year, more men and women are finding their courage and speaking out about what they endured.
McGowan stated that many men in Hollywood knew of Weinstein's actions against woman but did nothing about it.
"I have been playing a chess game for 20 years. I just want us to stop being the walking wounded and be able to live a free life."
Watch a clip of the interview below!
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