Actress Rose McGowan accuses Harvey Weinstein of raping her

NEW YORK — After a cessation earlier in the day from Twitter, singer Rose McGowan forcefully re-emerged Thursday, stating some-more honestly what she has prolonged suggested: “HW raped me.”

“HW” was apparently in anxiety to Harvey Weinstein, the embattled former Weinstein Co. co-chairman.

“Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unquestionably denied by Mr. Weinstein,” Weinstein’s representative Sallie Hofmeister pronounced Thursday.

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McGowan last year pronounced that she had been raped by a “studio head.” The New Yorker exposé that ran Tuesday reported that Weinstein had allegedly sexually assaulted 3 women, yet the third lady was unnamed. The New York Times progressing reported that Weinstein paid a financial allotment of $100,000 to McGowan in 1997 over an occurrence in a hotel room at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah.

The Summit County Sheriff’s Office, which shares a annals complement with Park City Police, had no reports or calls involving Weinstein or McGowan in the past 30 years, sheriff’s orator Lt. Andrew Wright said.

The Times reported Weinstein’s allotment with McGowan enclosed supplies about speaking about the case in the future.

But McGowan seemed emboldened Thursday to report some-more undisguised her past knowledge with Weinstein. Shortly before a series a tweets addressed to Amazon arch Jeff Bezos, McGowan tweeted a lady soldier picture with a “Rosearmy” hashtag and settled “It’s on.”

“I told the control of your studio that HW raped me,” pronounced McGowan in tweets destined to Bezos. “Over and Over we pronounced it. He pronounced it hadn’t been proven. we pronounced we was the proof.”

In successive tweets, McGowan seemed to advise that Amazon Studios, which is overseen by Roy Price, formerly forsaken a plan penned by McGowan after she insisted Weinstein not be involved. 

Meanwhile, Amazon pronounced in a matter Thursday night that Price is on a leave of absence, effectively immediately, following allegations of passionate nuisance from a writer on the series “The Man In the High Castle.” 

McGowan went on to titillate Bezos “to stop appropriation rapists” and told him “be the change you wish to see in the world.”

Representatives for Amazon did not immediately critique Thursday.

The 44-year-old McGowan has emerged as one of the many outspoken in Hollywood about passionate abuse and nuisance in the industry. She has pushed for the remaining house members of The Weinstein Co. to renounce in the arise of the allegations against Weinstein. She also this week called Ben Affleck “a liar” on Twitter, suggesting the actor knew about Weinstein’s conduct. (She and Affleck co-starred in 1997 “Going All the Way” and 1998’s “Phantoms.”)

Representatives for Affleck did not respond to messages per that allegation.


Rose McGowan arrives for the 59th Grammy Awards on Feb. 12, 2017, in Los Angeles, Calif.

Considering McGowan’s status as a executive figure in the Weinstein saga, Twitter sparked an cheer opposite social media when it temporarily dangling McGowan from its service. The anathema was carried Thursday afternoon but not before a charge of critique from Jessica Chastain, Anthony Bourdain and many others.

Twitter pronounced Thursday that it dangling McGowan’s comment since she tweeted a private phone number, a use it pronounced disregarded its service terms. The company pronounced it will “be clearer about these policies and decisions in the future.”

Meanwhile, New York Police Department orator Peter Donald pronounced Thursday that investigators are trying to establish either there were any additional complaints involving Weinstein. That includes reviewing police files to see if any women previously reported being assaulted or harassed by him.

So far, no filed complaints have been found, he said, other than one obvious case that stirred an review in 2015, but authorities are enlivening anyone with information on Weinstein to hit the department.

BBC News reports police are also looking into a passionate attack claim in the U.K.

Weinstein, by a spokeswoman, has denied any nonconsensual passionate control with any women. He pronounced Wednesday in Los Angeles that he’s anticipating for a second possibility and needs to “get help.”

former partner of Weinstein’s, who did not wish to be identified and asked us to change his voice, told CBS News’ Bianna Golodryga he feels he and others who worked for Weinstein were victims in a way, as well.

“It was no secret that he had scores of women all opposite the globe,” he said.

The former partner says it was good famous that his boss was a philanderer. But he says Weinstein went to good lengths to keep his many private moments secret.

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