Actress Claims Weinstein Offered Her $1Million Hush Money

Actress Claims Weinstein Offered Her $1Million Hush Money

Troy Powers
November 1, 2017

As Harvey Weinstein's alleged house of cards was about to come crashing down in a wave of allegations of sexual harassment and assault, one of his most vocal accusers, Rose McGowan, says the increasingly desperate producer offered her some pretty hefty hush money: $1 million, the actress tells the New York Times.

McGowan, who revealed earlier this month that she was allegedly raped by Weinstein, said she considered the offer, but countered with United States dollars 6 million.

"I had all these people I'm paying telling me to take it so that I could fund my art", said McGowan. Organizers says they're bolstered by the wave of women stepping forward since the New York Times report over three weeks ago. "In any case, I resembled - ew, net, you're nauseating, I don't need your cash, that would influence me to feel sickening".

Although McGowan was not named in the original October 5 Times story, she has since become an outspoken voice for victims, sharing her story of what she says was her rape by Weinstein during the Sundance Film Festival in 1997.

Rodriguez said he wanted to have a "bad a** character and make her one of the leads" in his next movie with Quentin Tarantino, which was Grindhouse. "I have been silenced for 20 years". She said that her manager at the time told her to meet the producer at a restaurant and that they were directed upstairs to Weinstein's suite by the maƮtre d'. She addressed the audience calling them "fabulous, strong, powerful 'Me Toos, '" referring to the #MeToo hashtag that accompanied women's admission of experiencing sexual harassment or assault. I have been harassed. "Once someone like Harvey Weinstein strikes, the waves, ripple effects, and the collateral damage that takes place are far-reaching, unstoppable, and unending", he says.

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McGowan is slated to deliver opening remarks on Friday morning at the Women's Convention, an event including forums and discussions from organizers of the Women's March using "nonviolent resistance. committed to dismantling systems of oppression" in Detroit. "I'm just like you". What happened to me behind the scenes happens to all of us in this society.

In 1997, Weinstein reportedly paid McGowan $100,000 in a settlement for an incident in a hotel room.

The actress has accused lawyer Lisa Bloom of approaching her publisher and offering her money in exchange for public support for Weinstein.

She wrote:"You know what is truth, Lisa?"