Rose McGowan Reportedly Refused $1 Million in Hush Money From Harvey Weinstein

30 October, 2017, 02:08 | Author: Miranda Cannon
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In another bombshell report that came out in the New York Times on Saturday, Rose McGowan claimed through her lawyer that Weinstein offered her the incredible sum of money right before the initial damning sexual harassment report ran in the paper a few weeks ago, hoping she would chose to keep quiet by getting paid off.

Through her legal counselor, McGowan said "somebody close" to Weinstein offered her $1 million in quiet cash in late September, which would have been in return for consenting to a nondisclosure arrangement.

McGowan tells the Times she had many people encourage her to take the money because her personal funds had grown thin (she both had stopped acting and had to pay for her late father's health bills).

The actress said she was made to feel as though filing criminal charges against Weinstein would have been hopeless, and recalled being told, "You're an actress, you've done a sex scene, you're done".

McGowan, who starred in the Weinstein-produced movie Scream, responded by making a counteroffer of $US6 million, which she eventually retracted.

"I figured I could probably have gotten him up to three", she told the paper.


While she had reached a $100,000 settlement with Weinstein in 1997 related to a hotel encounter, McGowan, who has been working on a memoir, learned this summer that deal had never included a confidentiality clause.

While the actress originally made a counter offer, she came to the conclusion that she wasn't willing to go silent-for any price.

"The triggering has been insane - the monster's face everywhere, my nightmare", she said. McGowan elaborated on Twitter after the report was released, alleging Weinstein raped her. I have been slut-shamed, I have been harassed, I have been maligned, and you know what? "They can't imagine a woman getting strong otherwise", she said to cheers during a panel titled "Fighting for Survivors of Sexual Assault in the Age of Betsy DeVos".

After numerous times of implying to what unfolded, not long ago Rose McGowan uncovered Harvey Weinstein had raped her in an inn room when she was a youthful and on-the-ascent performing artist in 1997. I am just like you.

When the 2007 film Grindhouse came out - which was distributed by Bob Weinstein - McGowan said, "I was really lost at that point". McGowan's lawyer confirmed the money offer to the Times.

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