Rose McGowan Explicitly Says Harvey Weinstein Raped Her

Rose McGowan is back on Twitter after her suspension and she’s done mincing words about Harvey Weinstein. The actress started throwing bombs at Amazon over their involvement in two television shows with The Weinstein Company, and she flat-out says she was raped by Harvey Weinstein.

McGowan also says Amazon dropped out of a project with her after she repeatedly pressured them not to work with The Weinstein Company, which, let’s be honest, until last Thursday if you had to choose between working with Rose McGowan or the Weinsteins, you’d have to have had brain damage to choose McGowan, though things certainly look different this week.

According to the original New York Times piece on Weinstein, McGowan took a $100,000 settlement from Weinstein in 1997, which presumably involved an NDA. This presumably leaves the door open for Harvey Weinstein to sue her, just in case he wants the public to hate him even more than they already do.

McGowan also accused Amazon of winning a “dirty Oscar.” Amazon has won three Oscars, two for Manchester By The Sea and one for The Salesman, and neither film involved The Weinstein Company. McGowan’s accusation here makes no sense unless she’s claiming that either working with The Weinstein Company taints everything Amazon does or that the Oscars are somehow rigged and Harvey Weinstein gave them an Oscar for working with him, which is not how Oscars work.

In seemingly separate but probably very related news, Amazon Studios head Roy Price was suspended after The Hollywood Reporter broke a story that he had been accused of sexual harassment by Isa Hackett, a producer for Amazon series The Man in the High Tower, which is based on a novel written by Hackett’s father.

Of course, Jeff Bezos was already unhappy with Roy Price’s failure to deliver a hit show to put Amazon’s streaming service on the map. While Price had specifically mentioned HBO’s Game of Thrones, Netflix’s original programming also started strong with back to back hits in House of Cards and Orange is the New Black in 2013. While Hulu has built its brand on next-day access to ABC, NBC and Fox shows, they’ve finally had a massive hit in The Handmaid’s Tale.

The closest thing Amazon has produced is The Man in the High Tower, which hasn’t had the same cultural impact. I think Price was rightfully suspended, but I can’t help but wonder if he still would have been if he had been better at his job.

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