'Charmed' star shares her story on Twitter using the hashtag #WhyWomenDontReport
Actress Rose McGowan has revealed that she was raped by a top Hollywood executive.
McGowan, known for her roles in Charmed and Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino’s Grindhouse, as well as for her activism, shared her story on Twitter last night (October 14) using the hashtag #WhyWomenDontReport.
The hashtag has been trending on Twitter since Thursday (October 13) after several women came forward to accuse Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump of sexual assault.
“a (female) criminal attorney said because I’d done a sex scene in a film I would never win against the studio head #WhyWomenDontReport,” McGowan wrote in her first tweet, adding in her second: “because it’s been an open secret in Hollywood/Media & they shamed me while adulating my rapist #WhyWomenDontReport.”
In a third tweet, she wrote: “Because my ex sold our movie to my rapist for distribution #WhyWomenDontReport.” She then wrote in a fourth tweet: “It is time for some goddamned honesty in this world.”
McGowan did not name the executive who allegedly raped her, prompting a wave of speculation in Hollywood circles as to his identity.
McGowan has also shared a video message for the Women Can Stop Trump campaign in which she recites some of the degrading comments the mogul-turned-politician has made about women over the years. Watch below.