Rose McGowan Is Moved To Tears As Asia Argento Recalls Being Assaulted By Harvey Weinstein
Rose McGowan has been at the forefront of the #MeToo and Time's Up movements long before they were conceived. The former Charmed star has long accused the once famous and highly celebrated movie mogul, Harvey Weinstein, of raping her. Now, McGowan finally has the platform she deserves to speak her truth and encourage others to do so.
McGowan's new docu-series, Citizen Rose, is set to air on Jan. 31. E! has released a teaser clip of McGowan speaking with another Weinstein accuser, actress Asia Argento.
McGowan's mission will soon be available for the world to see on the E! network and the actress is bringing along some guests to help her. In the teaser clip released by the network, McGowan and Argento are seen discussing their horrific experiences with Weinstein.
McGowan had stated in various interviews that Weinstein raped her in 1997 at the Sundance Film Festival.
Argento alleged that Weintstein sexually assaulted her in the early 1990s.
"I can't even remember. I blocked everything," Argento stated.
McGowan is shown in tears as she listens to Argento continue speaking on the alleged assault.
"Asia, you are an incredibly brave soul. You have persevered. You have fought to be here. You have raised two children in face of deep adversity," McGowan stated in the video.
This isn't the first time that the two women were together in support of one another. The actresses spent Thanksgiving weekend with each other in 2017, along with actress Annabella Sciorra.
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McGowan also interviewed other sexual assault survivors. She has also given her opinion on the latest anti-harassment movements, though she mostly criticized them. The actress called out #MeToo for being "hypocritical" after it was announced that the campaign would partner with Hollywood's biggest talent agencies. She alleged that the agency was responsible for putting actresses in uncomfortable situations with certain directors.
A force to reckon with, McGowan also publicly slammed actress Meryl Streep when Streep claimed she was not aware of Weinstein's behavior. The Scream star even called out her former Charmed co-star, Alyssa Milano, for Milano's affiliation with Weinstein's estranged wife, Georgina Chapman.
Citizen Rose will air its two-part premiere on Jan. 31 at 8 pm EST on E!