Rose McGowan Denies Calling #MeToo 'A Lie' in Controversial Interview
Rose McGowan is clarifying remarks she allegedly made in an interview with the U.K. Sunday Times over the weekend. The piece quoted her as saying the #MeToo movement is "all bulls---. It’s a lie." She’s fine with #MeToo, McGowan clarifies. It’s Time’s Up and Hollywood that she despises. On Twitter, she said: "I never said #MeToo is a lie. Ever. I was talking about Hollywood and Time’s Up, not #MeToo. Ugh. I’m so tired of erroneous s---storms. #MeToo is about survivors and their experiences, that cannot be taken away." McGowan, of course, was one of the first women to publicly share her allegations of rape and assault against Harvey Weinstein. The #MeToo and Time’s Up Movements were created following the wave of Hollywood sexual assault allegations that followed in the wake of her story, so many were shocked to read her alleged comments. McGowan also posted two videos she made addressing the issue to Twitter. In one, she said: "Hi everybody. I’m just here to say that #MeToo is important, it’s honest and it’s our experience. It’s not a lie." "For some reason there are people in the media that will try to bring it down. But I say stand strong. It’s simply our shared experiences. That’s is what #MeToo is and it’s beautiful, as are we."