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
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