The actor was one of the first women to make allegations of Harvey Weinstein last year
Rose McGowan has alleged that another “very famous” Hollywood director molested her when was 15 years old.
The actor accused Harvey Weinstein of raping her in 1997, and was one of the first women to speak out against the movie mogul. The filmmaker recently issued a new denial of McGowan’s claims, having previously “unequivocally” denied all allegations. His lawyer Ben Brafman issued a new statement in response to new interviews given by the actor as part of a press tour for her book, in which he called the allegations “a bold lie”.
Last night (February 1), McGowan took part in a live interview with journalist Ronan Farrow at New York’s 92Y. During the conversation, Farrow asked her about another person she had spoke to him about while being interviewed for his pieces on Weinstein, which were published in the New Yorker.
In response, McGowan said she wasn’t ready to disclose who the “prominent” director is, but did say he has “won Oscars”.
“This man picked me up when I was 15 years old,” she said, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “He took me home after he met me and he showed me a soft porn movie. And then he had sex with me.”
The actor added that afterwards, the person had left her “standing on a street corner”. She also explained that she hadn’t previously thought of the experience as sexual misconduct. “It was not until two weeks after your story broke – our story, our world’s story – that I was in bed and I started saying, ‘Oh my god, I think that’s molestation’,” she said.
In the interview, McGowan also claimed Weinstein had sent a “paid plant” to her book signing, after she became involved in an altercation with a woman at the event. Weinstein has issued a statement calling the claims “100% false”.