Hollywood star, Rose McGowan has accused veteran producer, Harvey Weinstein, of rape. She is the fourth person to make a rape accusation against the Miramax founder.
McGowan made her accusation via Twitter adding her name to the growing list of people speaking out about the abuse.
According to reports, three women have earlier lodged rape allegations against the mega producer. The allegations came from ‘former aspiring actress’ Lucia Evans, Italian actress Asua Argento with the final accusation coming in from an anonymous source. There are also numerous accusations of harassment from top Hollywood actresses like Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow.
A spokeswoman for the disgraced Pulp Fiction director stated, “Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein.”
In McGowan’s twitter posts she stated about approaching the head of Amazon Studios after the incident. In her tweet, aimed at Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, she said, “I told the head of your studio that HW raped me.” She added, “He said it hadn’t been proven. I said, I was the proof.”
In other tweets McGowan claimed she had ‘begged’ Amazon studios to take action but they had neglected to act.
McGowan’s appeal to Amazon comes on the heels of the partnership between Amazon Studios and The Weinstein Co. The two companies are to come together on two new streaming TV series.
Earlier this week, when the Weinstein scandal first hit the media, Amazon stated, “We are reviewing our options for the projects we have with The Weinstein Company.”
Over the past year McGowan has openly discussed an incident where a high ranking movie producer raped her. However, until yesterday, the identity of the perpetrator was kept a secret. No one was certain as to why she maintained her silence until a New York Times report stated that McGowan had accepted a $100,000 settlement from Weinstein after the incident took place in 1997.
However, despite the settlement, McGowan has been very active on social media since the news broke. She has appealed to other woman to come forward with their own experiences with the producer.