Rose McGowan has laid into her former Charmed co-star Alyssa Milano, accusing her of complicity with Harvey Weinstein after comments she made in defence of the disgraced producer’s estranged wife Georgina Chapman.
During a recent appearance on Megyn Kelly Today, Milano was asked how her friend Chapman, the designer behind the brand Marchesa, was doing in light of the serious sexual abuse allegations made against her husband. Milano replied:
“Georgina is doing very well … she’s an amazing woman, and I think her priority right now is focusing on how to raise those two children to the best of her capacity given the situation. She goes through very dark times. She’s very sad. This is not easy for her, but I have no doubt that not only will she come out on the other side of this, but she deserves to. She’s a good woman.”
Taking to Twitter, Rose McGowan reacted angrily to the comments, telling Milano: “You make me want to vomit. You actually gave me a body flashback. Well done, fake one.” In another more pointed Tweet, she wrote: “Alyssa, maybe you and Georgina can call up Camille Cosby.”
McGowan, who has revealed that she was sexually assaulted by Harvey Weinstein in a hotel room in the 1990s, went on to accuse Chapman of complicity in her husband’s rumoured bullying of stars to wear her designs on the red carpet. She retweeted the remarks of another user, who said:
“I’m saying Georgina [Chapman]’s company was 100% funded by Weinstein money. No one knew who she was in the fashion world before she married him. I’m saying Weinstein bullied abused women to wear his wife’s clothing line. I’m saying she knew who and want she married and why.”
McGowan also responded to this by saying “you are 100 percent correct.”
Alyssa Milano, whose #MeToo Tweet in the wake of the Weinstein accusations sparked a global trend, also told Megyn Kelly that her relationship with McGowan is strong. “I am also very good friends with Rose McGowan, my co-star on Charmed for five years,” she said.
She has yet to respond to McGowan’s comments.