Harvey Weinstein Uses An Email From Ben Affleck To Refute Rose McGowan's Claim
Since the accusations against disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein made headlines, Weinstein has been in Arizona at a rehabilitation center where he is seeking help for his "sex addiction." The former Hollywood honcho hasn't spoken a word since the allegations came out but has denied all of them through his lawyer.
Apparently, Weinstein is using another tactic to take down at least one of his accusers, Rose McGowan.
Weinstein Strikes Back
Weinstein's attorney, Ben Brafman, has released an email from actor Ben Affleck, stating that Affleck did not have any knowledge of Weinstein attacking her. This email contradicts McGowan's earlier claims that she informed Affleck of the rape after it happened.
"She never told me nor did I ever infer that she was attacked by anyone. Any accounts to the contrary are false. I have no knowledge about anything Rose did or claimed to have done," Affleck wrote. McGowan's manager at the time also wrote an email to Weinstein given a similar statement.
McGowan slammed Affleck previously for the actor's comments on the allegations against Weinstein, calling Affleck a "hypocrite."
McGowan responded to the email on her account.
Fuck you you fucking douche bag loser from hell. You will burn. You will be an empty suit coffin. You go fall off the planet you fuck. #RoseArmy BREATHE FIRE let motherfucker but https://t.co/tJq4M5lwiH
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) January 31, 2018
The email surfaced as McGowan's latest docu-series, Citizen Rose, premiered on E!. McGowan visited Good Morning America and The View to promote the series and her book, Brave. Both Brave and Citizen Rose document McGowan's journey of spreading awareness about sexual assault, and speak on her own story.
McGowan alleged that she was raped by Weinstein at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival.
Out of all of Weinstein's accusers, the former Charmed actress has been the most vocal.
McGowan has claimed that several people knew of the rape and did nothing to help her. The Scream actress also spoke out against the Time's Up and #MeToo movement and dubbed them as "Hollywood fakery."
After Weinstein was outed by over 80 women, including Angelina Jolie, Ashley Judd, Gwnyeth Paltrow, Asia Argento, and Anne Heche, an epidemic began called the Weinstein Effect where various men in Hollywood were exposed for their alleged sexual crimes.
Some of the men who were named sexual predators were Kevin Spacey, Ed Westwick, Dustin Hoffman, Russell Simmons, and Danny Masterson.
Check McGowan's appearance on The View.