Rose McGowan, the “Charmed” actress who helped spark the #MeToo movement when she exposed Harvey Weinstein a year ago, called the movement a “lie” in an interview with London’s The Sunday Times over the weekend.
Shortly after McGowan had come forth with allegations of sexual harassment against Weinstein, the #MeToo movement began moving through Hollywood and drew the support of dozens of other A-listers making similar claims.
McGowan, however, became ensnared in a cocaine possession case in Virginia that her lawyer suggested may have been planted by agents hired by Weinstein to discredit her. That, and other problems, seemed to sideline McGowan as the #MeToo movement gained momentum, and it obviously upset her.
“They’re not champions. I just think they’re losers,” she told the Times, questioning why no women’s organizations or magazines had supported her, yet GQ could award her with a “Man of the Year.” award.
“It’s a lie,” she said of the #MeToo movement. “It’s a Band-Aid lie to make them feel better. I know these people, I know they’re lily-livered, and as long as it looks good on the surface, to them, that’s enough.”
Over the months, McGowan has been vocal about Hollywood’s stance on the movement, recently joining Italian actress Asia Argento in criticizing the 2018 Golden Globes when actors and actresses donned black in support of the Time’s Up initiative.
Taking to Twitter, McGowan noted that “not one of those fancy people wearing black to honor our rapes would have lifted a finger,” adding that she had “no time for Hollywood fakery.”
The tweetstorm came after both actresses revealed they were excluded from the event.
Speaking to The Times, McGowan called those involved in the #MeToo movement who had shunned her faux liberals.
"They’re living an empty life, and to me that’s their punishment,” she said. “They get to live the lives they live.”
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