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Rose McGowan details ‘rape’ by Harvey Weinstein in her memoirs

Rose McGowan mentions Harvey Weinstein only as “my monster” in her book, Brave.

hollywood Updated: Jan 30, 2018 12:46 IST
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In this file photo, actress Rose McGowan speaks at the inaugural Women's Convention in Detroit. (AP)

Actor Rose McGowan has described her alleged rape by disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein in her new memoirs, Brave. Detailing how she was allegedly sexually assaulted by Weinstein – whom she calls the Monster in the book -- after she was invited to his hotel suite for a meeting.

She wrote how he held her down on a Jacuzzi and performed oral sex on her while he masturbated. The book was published on January 30 worldwide.

“I felt so dirty. I had been so violated and I was sad to the core of my being. I kept thinking about how he’d been sitting behind me in the theater the night before it happened. Which made it – not my responsibility, exactly, but – like I had had a hand in tempting him,” she wrote. “Which made it even sicker and made me feel dirtier.” She says she met the Hollywood producer for the first time at a screening of her film Going All the Way during the 1997 Sundance film festival; she was 23 then.

McGowan said that immediately after the rape, she attended a photo opportunity for Phantom, another Miramax film she was in, where she allegedly told Ben Affleck what happened. He reportedly said: “Goddamnit. I told him to stop doing that.” Affleck has not responded to this allegation.

A spokesperson for Weinstein in the US has said: “Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr Weinstein. Mr Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances.”

First Published: Jan 30, 2018 12:46 IST