Rose McGowan details alleged sexual assault by Harvey Weinstein in hotel suite for first time in new memoir
Rose McGowan has detailed the alleged sexual assault by disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein for the first time in her new memoir.
Writing about the alleged incident that took place in 1997 at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, the Charmed actress claims she had a breakfast meeting set up with Weinstein to discuss her career, but when she arrived she found out it had been moved to his hotel suite.
Weinstein has denied all allegations of non-consensual sex.
His spokesperson said in a statement: “Mr. Weinstein denies Ms. McGowan’s allegations of non-consensual sexual contact.
“Mr. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances.”
In the memoir titled Brave, obtained by The New York Times, she alleges the studio exec forced her into the bathroom in his suite and tore her clothing off.
“My clothes are getting peeled off me,” she writes. “I back into the wall, but there’s nowhere to go.”
He then allegedly proceeded to perform oral sex on her while masturbating.
“If you enter my body via tongue, fingers, penis, object without my consent, that to me is rape and I need no law telling me what I know to be true.”
“I freeze, like a statue,” the 44-year-old writes of the moments before the alleged assualt took place.
The actress claims that Weinstein then tried to blacklist her from the industry.
“It seemed like every creep in Hollywood knew about my most vulnerable and violated moment,” she writes. “And I was the one who was punished for it.”
Last year The New York Times reported that Weinstein paid her a $ 100,000 dollar (£76,000) settlement in 1997 to “avoid litigation and buy peace”.
Weinstein’s actions have been described as ‘Hollywood’s open secret’, after a New York Times article published on October 5 of last year led to over 50 women speak out and accuse him of harassment.
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