Actress Rose McGowan has taken aim at some of Hollywood’s most powerful men, claiming they were involved in the “cover up” of Harvey Weinstein‘s alleged sexual abuse and harassment.
She tweeted Matt Damon in the wake of claims from journalist Sharon Waxman, who told The Wrap he was involved in spiking a 2004 New York Times article she was writing about Weinstein’s alleged misconduct.
She also smacked down director Kevin Smith after he tweeted his shame at receiving financing from Weinstein’s company early in his career.
And the Affleck bros weren’t spared from McGowan’s firing line, either – perhaps because Casey himself was the subject of sexual harassment allegations in 2010.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter earlier this week, McGowan aired her frustration at her industry’s ingrained “male behaviour”.
Men in Hollywood need to change ASAP. Hollywood’s power is dying because society has changed and grown, and yet Hollywood male behaviour has not… I am actually embarrassed to be associated with it.
McGowan has also urged the board of the Weinstein Company to resign, like, YESTERDAY.
The men of Hollywood need to know they own no woman. The days of Entourage-like behaviour and thinking is as dated as your largely bro nature. I’m calling on the board to resign effective immediately, and for other men to stop other men when they are being disgusting.
The actress then took to Twitter to call out specific Weinstein associates for their part in covering for the producer.
McGowan was named in (but didn’t provide comment for) the NYT exposé published last week, with the report claiming that she reached a settlement with Weinstein in the late 1990s after an “incident” in a hotel.