Rose McGowan: I was raped by Hollywood studio head

rose-mcgowanInspired by the women who are finally speaking out to say they’ve been groped and sexually assaulted by presidential hopeful Donald Trump, actress Rose McGowan is speaking up on Twitter using the hashtag “#whywomendontreport,” to say she was raped by a “studio head,” tweeting it’s an open secret in Hollywood. She claims while she’s been shamed, her rapist is adulated.

Most telling of all, she tweeted “My ex sold our movie to my rapist for distribution.” It’s well known that Rose dated director Robert Rodriguez for several years, from 2006 to 2009. They met when she played a role in the segment of the 2007 movie Grindhouse that he directed. When the segment was expanded into a movie starring Rose, titled Planet Terror, the distribution rights were sold to The Weinstein Company. Rose went on to play the role of Boots McCoy in Robert Rodriguez’s Machete, which was filmed in 2009, but when it released in 2010, her role was cut.

Her career has cooled off considerably since then and she has spoken up in the years since about abuse and discrimination against women in Hollywood. Check out her tweets about her rape below, in which she says she contacted an attorney, who said Rose wouldn’t win the case because she’d done a sex scene in a movie.

Although Rose hasn’t named the rapist yet, it sounds like she’s gearing up for it, tweeting, “It is time for some goddamned honesty in this world.” ~Alexandra Heilbron


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  1. Jackson • October 17, 2016 @ 10:52 AM

    It’s about time someone spoke up about Harvey Weinstein. She’s not the first, and not the last by a long shot. I’ve heard Blake Lively is one of his victims. But they keep quiet about him because they think it’ll kill their careers. It’s disgusting that Hollywood allows rapists to keep raping because they have high ranking positions.

  2. Ellie • October 17, 2016 @ 1:21 PM

    She’s become quite the feminazi since her career went off the rails.

  3. Shelley • October 17, 2016 @ 8:01 PM

    @Ellie-Apparently you have never been raped. Maybe you need to experience the horror before you become a human being with some empathy!!! You are unbelievable. I’d bet you think Trump is telling the truth too, and you are voting for him.

  4. Ellie • October 18, 2016 @ 12:02 AM

    @Shelley…no, I am not a Trump supporter. Don’t assume you know me. You don’t.

  5. Scotty • October 18, 2016 @ 12:17 AM

    I’m getting the hell out of here, right now!

  6. Ashley J. Williams • October 18, 2016 @ 3:18 AM

    I’m with you, Scotty!

  7. Brenda • October 18, 2016 @ 6:35 AM

    He probably thought it was okay to rape her because she was having an affair with Rodriguez, who was married at the time, but that doesn’t make it all right. I hope more women speak up. Say his name!

  8. Bob71 • October 18, 2016 @ 6:40 AM

    Cowpunchers are taking over. Hollow shell comments are all over this place. Politicization should not be omnipresent.

  9. David • October 18, 2016 @ 8:22 AM

    Ellie, shut the hell up!

  10. Ellie • October 18, 2016 @ 12:36 PM

    I will not be silenced, David. You cultural fascists need to take a hike.

  11. miranda • October 18, 2016 @ 2:05 PM

    You tell ’em, Ellie!

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