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Meryl Streep Targeted With 'She Knew' Posters

Meryl Streep Targeted With 'She Knew' Posters

Meryl Streep arrives at "The Post" premiere at The Newseum on Dec. 14, 2017, in Washington, D.C. (Leigh Vogel/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 20 December 2017 01:59 PM

Meryl Streep is being targeted with "She Knew" posters, anonymous street artists depicting her as an enabler of disgraced former Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.

The posters, which were put up early Tuesday in several Los Angeles locations, according to The Hollywood Reporter, showed images of Streep next to Weinstein with a red strip across her face with the text "She Knew" across it.

The posters appeared near Streep's home in Pasadena, close to the SAG-AFTRA union building, and across from 20th Century Fox's studio in Century City, California. 

Weinstein's fall from grace accelerated when The New York Times published a story in October about the producer's long history of alleged sexual misconduct with actresses and others, detailing eight different allegations, including from actress Rose McGowan.

McGowan claimed over the weekend that Streep knew about Weinstein's treatment of follow actresses. In a now-deleted tweet, McGowan slammed the Oscar-winner, calling her a hypocrite, saying that her silence on such issues "is the problem."

"Actresses, like Meryl Streep, who happily worked for The Pig Monster, are wearing black @goldenglobes in a silent protest," McGowan tweeted, according to CNN. "YOUR SILENCE is THE problem. You'll accept a fake award breathlessly & affect no real change. I despise your hypocrisy. Maybe you should all wear Marchesa."

Marchesa is the fashion line of Weinstein's estranged wife, Georgina Chapman.

Streep pushed back on the allegation, charging that she was not a Weinstein enabler. In a lengthy statement sent to HuffPost, Streep said: "Rose assumed and broadcast something untrue about me, and I wanted to let her know the truth. Through friends who know her, I got my home phone number to her the minute I read the headlines. I sat by that phone all day yesterday and this morning, hoping to express both my deep respect for her and others’ bravery in exposing the monsters among us, and my sympathy for the untold, ongoing pain she suffers. 

"… I am truly sorry she sees me as an adversary, because we are both, together with all the women in our business, standing in defiance of the same implacable foe: a status quo that wants so badly to return to the bad old days, the old ways where women were used, abused, and refused entry into the decision-making, top levels of the industry," she continued.

"The Post," starring Streep and Tom Hanks, releases Jan. 11.

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