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Rose McGowan criticizes New York Times

Rose McGowan criticizes New York Times

Rose McGowan doesn’t want the media to get all the glory for exposing the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal.

“I was named one of the first to speak. No. I was the first. I named New York Times“I’m the one who broke it, not them,” McGowan said. Guardian in an interview published Monday. “They won the Pulitzer, and I’m the one who’s struggling financially. It’s disgusting. I was kind of disgusted by how much they enjoyed the praise I got.”

McGowan was named as one of the actresses who reached a previously reported settlement with Weinstein early in the litigation. New York Times article accusing Weinstein of sexual harassment in October 2017. The article featured multiple women detailing their experiences with the mogul. While McGowan declined to comment for the article, the newspaper reported that she received $100,000 in compensation for an “episode in a hotel room during the Sundance Film Festival.” However, the money “should not be construed as an admission” on Weinstein’s part, according to legal documents obtained by the newspaper.

Rose McGowan and Harvey Weinstein attend the 2007 ShoWest Awards Ceremony – Coca-Cola Green Room and Backstage at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. (Photo: Jeff Vespa/WireImage for Rogers & Cowan)

Three days later, McGowan revealed on social media that she had donated the settlement to a rape crisis center, thanking reporters for their “courage.”

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In April 2018, both New York Times and New Yorker were jointly awarded the Pulitzer Prize — the most prestigious award in journalism — for their separate reporting on the allegations against Weinstein. Both publications were praised by the judges for their “explosive, impactful journalism that exposed wealthy and powerful sexual predators.”

At the same time, McGowan starred in her own five-part documentary series, Citizen Rosechronicling her activism and the rest of her life after the public accusations against Weinstein. She also published a memoir, Boldabout his experiences in Hollywood in January 2018.

Those initial revelations about Weinstein sparked the #MeToo movement, in which dozens of women came forward to accuse several prominent men in the entertainment industry of sexual harassment. More than 90 women have spoken out against Weinstein alone, but allegations of sexual harassment have also surfaced against Les Moonves, Bryan Singer, Charlie Rose, Matt Lauer, and hundreds of other powerful men.

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Weinstein was immediately forced out of his company. He is scheduled to go on trial in September on sexual assault charges against two women who are not McGowan. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges and has always denied any accusations of nonconsensual sex, including those by McGowan.

Harvey Weinstein and Rose McGowan in Los Angeles, California (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)

“I am very afraid for the women who are brave enough to testify. I would have done so if not for the time that has passed” – Scream star said. “I fear for them, because they will be massacred by his lawyer. I am sending them all my strength, because they will need it.”

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McGowan hasn’t been acting much lately, and her next project will be different from, say, Jawbreaker Or Enchanted:It’s a musical and spoken word show called “Planet 9”. The official description is: “Through memories, music, storytelling, projections and performance, Rose creates a new world of possibility: Planet 9.”

McGowan also said Guardian that her acting career was “stolen.”

“We were all robbed,” McGowan said of herself, Mira Sorvino, Ashley Judd and other actresses whose careers were derailed by the Weinstein allegations. “And we were all very good at our jobs. This is the second crime in all of this.”

By Raechal Shewfelt, Yahoo Celebrity