Harvey Weinstein may be out in Hollywood, but for Rose McGowan worry of the disgraced manufacturer lives on.The 44-year-old actress sat down with journalist Ronan Farrow at New York City’s 92Y on Thursday evening for an emotional 90-minute discussion about abuse, recovery and the supposed rapist she helped expose. However despite Weinstein’s fall from grace, McGowan informed Farrow she still lives every day in fear.
“What are you scared of, Rose?” Farrow asked. Without missing out on a beat, McGowan responded, “Assassination.” (The response drew some unpredictable laughs from a few audience members, a common response throughout the night.)
. As Farrow has reported, Weinstein employed private detectives– consisting of previous members of Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency– to track down accusers and journalists. One detective from Black Cube, a corporate intelligence company run by mainly ex-Mossad, met McGowan under the pretense of being a women’s rights supporter, while secretly recording the meetings.Now, McGowan informed Farrow, she’s still being tracked by Weinstein’s people.”Who else cares? Who else is going to stalk me this long?”Farrow replied that he could not talk about “continuous”reporting.< period itemscope itemtype=http://schema.org/ImageObject itemprop=image >< source srcset="http://s.newsweek.com/sites/www.newsweek.com/files/styles/full/public/2017/12/14/gettyimages-513179528.jpg 1x"media="(
min-width: 1200px) “> Harvey Weinstein shows up on the red carpet for the 88th Oscars in February 2016. Getty The Charmed starlet has been all over New york city recently, promoting her brand-new memoir Brave and her E! documentary series Resident Rose. It hasn’t been the smoothest publicity tour.On Wednesday, McGowan got into a run-in with a trans woman throughout a reading at the Barnes & Noble in Union Square. An audience member stood and, according to Variety, demanded McGowan address controversial comments she made on RuPaul’s podcast in July 2017. The conversation devolved into a shouting match in between the 2, and the audience member was eventually escorted out by security.McGowan discussed the encounter withFarrow on Thursday:”There was a plant last night. I had my first book reading. It was absolutely a phony
plant that got up and began yelling at me. “She also went over a brand-new statement from Weinstein, released by his attorney, in which he denied accusations ofsexual attack. “As a general matter, Harvey Weinstein and his lawyers have actually avoided publicly criticizing any of the women who have made accusations of sexual assault against Mr. Weinstein despite a wealth of evidence that would show the patent falsity of these claims,”the statement read. McGowan said the statement felt “violent”and”degrading” to her. “I have no idea what it resembles to get to face down my opponent in court, but
I do understand that they lie.”Near the end of the night, she resolved her current arrest on drug belongings. Cops discovered cocaine in her wallet last January, which she declares was planted. “I dislike that handcuffs have been on me and not him,”she said, referencing Weinstein, with tears in her eyes. Throughout the talk, in addition to in her book and documentary series, McGowan refused to resolve Weinstein by name, describing him only by pronouns or “the monster.”However the point McGowan hammered home again and
once again was her disinterest in whether or not the general public believes her. “I don’t care exactly what individuals say. Please get that straight. I can’t, due to the fact that it will kill me.”