Rose McGowan slams reportedly planned silent Golden Globes protest: "Your silence is the problem"
Aaron Thornton/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Rose McGowan took to Twitter on Saturday to slam a reportedly planned, silent protest by some actresses at the Golden Globes next month.
Some Hollywood women are planning to wear all black to the upcoming 75th annual Golden Globes on Januart 8 as a way to protest sexual harassment in their industry, People magazine reported.
McGowan isn’t impressed.
“Actresses, like Meryl Streep, who happily worked for The Pig Monster, are wearing black @GoldenGlobes in a silent protest,” she tweeted, referring to Harvey Weinstein. “YOUR SILENCE is THE problem. You’ll accept a fake award breathlessly & affect no real change. I despise your hypocrisy.”
Although McGowan called out Streep, she hasn’t confirmed if she plans to participate in any such protest.
When Streep was asked directly by Extra if she’d be protesting at the Globes, Streep replied: “I don’t know. I’m not talking. You gotta tune in, don’t ya?”
Despite having worked on several films with Weinstein, including Iron Lady and August: Osage County, Streep said in a statement to the Huffington Post in October that “not everybody knew” of the sexual harassment allegations against him.
Weinstein has been accused by several women, including actress Ashley Judd, of unwanted physical contact and sexual harassment over the past few decades.
The producer immediately apologized for misconduct in a statement. Still, his attorney told ABC News that the producer is preparing a lawsuit against a New York Times report, which named Judd, claiming it was “saturated with false and defamatory statements.”
McGowan has been vocal about her disdain for Weinstein. She also claimed in a series of tweets back in October that the disgraced producer raped her.
In a statement to ABC News, Weinstein denied any allegations of non-consensual sex. Still, the New York Times reported McGowan and Weinstein reached an undisclosed settlement in 1997 after an alleged incident in a hotel room.
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