Rose McGowan speaks out on Harvey Weinstein assault trial in new interview
It has been over a year since news of the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke, but the disgraced Hollywood mogul has yet to stand trial for his alleged crimes, which include the rape, sexual assault, and harassment of more than 12 women.
News of his alleged crimes first broke in October 2017 in an article in The New York Times and sparked the #MeToo Movement on Twitter, which encouraged people of all genders to speak out about sexual harassment.
One of the movement's most prominent advocates is actress Rose McGowan, who alleged that Weinstein raped her in a hotel room in 1997. She tweeted extensively about this abuse and subsequently faced a temporary twitter ban, which saw many women boycott the social media site.
One week after the after the first New York Times article, the actress tweeted to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos: "I told the head of your studio that [Harvey Weinstein] raped me. Over & over I said it. He said it hadn’t been proven. I said I was the proof."
Now the actress has finally spoken out about Weinstein's trial in June:
Of the women who have accessed Weinstein of assault, only the accusations of an unidentified acquaintance and a production assistant have gone to court. These alleged incidents were said to have happened in New York in 2006 and 2013 respectively.
Since the scandal, McGowan has been vocal about her disdain for abusers on social media.
In fact, she has even written a book, titled Brave, about her alleged experience at the hands of Weinstein and her childhood growing up in the controversial Children of God cult.
If Weinstein is found guilty in June, he faces up to 10 years in prison on a charge of predatory assault. He denies all charges.