Rose McGowan, pictured in 2016 at a film premiere in Los Angeles, revealed on Twitter that she'd been raped by a studio head. (Buckner/Rex Shutterstock/Zuma Press/TNS)

Rose McGowan calles ‘silent protest’ hypocritical

A number of actresses are planning to wear black on the red carpet of the 75th annual Golden Globes in protest of the sexual misconduct and misogyny in Hollywood, but one of the industry’s most vocal stars isn’t on board

On Saturday, Rose McGowan called out the stars planning the “silent protest,” naming Meryl Streep in particular.

“Actresses, like Meryl Streep, who happily worked for The Pig Monster, are wearing black @GoldenGlobes in a silent protest. YOUR SILENCE is THE problem. You’ll accept a fake award breathlessly & affect no real change. I despise your hypocrisy. Maybe you should all wear Marchesa,” she tweeted. Marchesa is the label of Georgina Chapman, Harvey Weinstein’s wife. Chapman announced she was leaving Weinstein after the myriad allegations of sexual assault surfaced.

Streep hasn’t confirmed whether she’ll be wearing black on Jan. 7 for the Golden Globes, but offered a statement sort-of denouncing, mostly deflecting Weinstein’s actions soon after the New York Times expose was published.

“One thing can be clarified. Not everybody knew. Harvey supported the work fiercely, was exasperating but respectful with me in our working relationship, and with many others with whom he worked professionally. I didn’t know about these other offenses … or other inappropriate, coercive acts,” She wrote in a statement. “And if everybody knew, I don’t believe that all the investigative reporters in the entertainment and the hard news media would have neglected for decades to write about it.”

ACCUSATIONS AGAINST RUSSELl SIMMONS CONTINUE
Public relations pioneer Kelly Cutrone claims Russell Simmons tried to rape her at his apartment over two decades ago, making her the 12th woman to accuse the hip hop mogul of sexual assault.

Amid online reports Thursday night, Cutrone said Simmons grew violent when they got back to his apartment after attending a party together in 1991.

Cutrone, 26 at the time, claimed Simmons threw her to the floor and tried to rip her clothes off, according to reports. After kicking Simmons and screaming at him to get off, Cutrone managed to escape and leave.

Simmons, the founder of the iconic Def Jam Records label, stepped down from all of his companies last month after several women accused him of forcing them into having sex with him.

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