Rose McGowan slams Hillary Clinton for ties to 'predators' Bill Clinton and Harvey Weinstein
Actress and activist Rose McGowan has savagely called out Hillary Clinton over a report that Clinton's publicist told journalist Ronan Farrow that his investigation into Harvey Weinstein's alleged history of sexual misconduct was "a concern" for the Clinton camp.
McGowan was a leading figure in 2017 #MeToo movement after publicly speaking out against Weinstein following a The New York Times article revealed he had been paying off sexual abuse victims for decades. But now, she has slammed Hillary Clinton after Farrow claimed Clinton's publicist claimed his article outing Weinstein was going to cause issues for the first woman to be nominated for president of the United States.
Taking to Twitter, McGowan wrote: "I knew that Hillary Clinton’s people, were protecting the Monster,” McGowan wrote, referring to Weinstein. “I can’t believe I used to support her. I guess predators are her style." McGowan accompanied the tweet with a link to the Hollywood Reporter detailing Ronan Farrow's claims.
The final remark in the tweet above appears to be aimed at former President Bill Clinton, to whom McGowan targetted separately in another Tweet. She wrote: "Hillary Clinton, did you have any concern for your husband’s victims? And what about HW victims? No? Didn’t think so"
Per the Hollywood Reporter, Farrow writes in his new book, titled Catch and Kill, that Clinton's publicist Nick Merrill had contacted Farrow, and told the journalist that the "big story" he was working on was a "concern for us". Farrow also writes that Weinstein had leveraged his relationship with Clinton as a means of applying pressure on Farrow, the outlet reported.
The Reporter details how Farrow was looking to interview Clinton as part of work on a foreign policy book, all while working on his award-winning New Yorker magazine story about Weinstein at the same time.
Merrill has since taken to Twitter to address the story, writing: "I genuinely respect Ronan’s work, but have no idea what Weinstein was saying to people to save himself. What I do know is simple: I’d already rejected a Weinstein Co proposed doc about the election before talking to Ronan. If HW misrepresented facts, it wouldn’t be the 1st time."
Meanwhile, Rose concluded her tweets by saying: "Monsters walk amongst us. Watch out. Be careful. Call them out. Fight back. Just say NO.
"I am against abuse of power, whether it be Trump, Clinton, HW, @NBC ... the list is long. I’m not raging, I just really, really dislike liars and those who protect them [sic]"
Per FOX News, Weinstein also allegedly contacted NBC and even Farrow’s father, Woody Allen, to try to keep the story from going to print.