In the wake of the numerous sexual assault claims being mounted against Donald Trump, actress Rose McGowan is speaking out about a traumatic experience of her own.
In a series of tweets posted Thursday, the “Charmed” star revealed that she was raped by a Hollywood executive, whom she only described as a “studio head.” As for why she did not report the incident, McGowan claimed that a female criminal attorney felt she would not win a case against the Hollywood honcho because she has performed sex scenes on screen. She concluded her stream of consciousness by writing, “It is time for some goddamned honesty in this world.”
Days after her Twitter admission made headlines, McGowan followed up in another tweet, which she titles “Dear Hollywood,” urging men and women in the entertainment industry to “be brave. Do not work with those you know to be offenders or you are no better than are are. Take a stand. You are culpable for your actions. Stop rewarding sociopaths. Every time you sanction abhorrent behaviour, you are aiding and abetting a crime, that makes you no better than the criminal.”
The actress is one of many women to speak out about experiencing sexual assault this week. Following last week’s “Access Hollywood” tape leak, which features lewd remarks made by Donald Trump in 2005 alongside Billy Bush, numerous women have come forward with their own allegations against the Republican presidential nominee.
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