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Meryl Streep Responds To Rose McGowan’s Comments: ‘It Hurt To Be Attacked’

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After Rose McGowan tweeted criticism of a planned black dress protest by women at the 2018 Golden Globes, Amber Tamblyn responded sharply.

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After reports that a number of actresses planned to wear black to the upcoming Golden Globes red carpet to silently protest sexual misconduct in Hollywood, McGowan tweeted about the apparent hypocrisy of the gesture, writing, “YOUR SILENCE is THE problem.”

On Sunday, Tamblyn fired back at McGowan with her own series of tweets defending the choice to wear black as a protest.

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Some people on Twitter, including actress Asia Argento, took issue with Tamblyn’s response and her approach, which she responded to as well.

Meryl Streep is defending herself after McGowan’s harsh comments this past weekend.

Streep, who claims she knew nothing about Weinstein’s actions, wrote a statement in response to accusations against Weinstein and Hollywood’s ongoing scandal.

“It hurt to be attacked by Rose McGowan in banner headlines this weekend, but I want to let her know I did not know about Weinstein’s crimes, not in the ’90s when he attacked her, or through subsequent decades when he proceeded to attack others,” she wrote. “I wasn’t deliberately silent. I didn’t know. I don’t tacitly approve of rape. I didn’t know. I don’t like young women being assaulted. I didn’t know this was happening.”

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“Rose assumed and broadcast something untrue about me, and I wanted to let her know the truth,” she added. “Through friends who know her, I got my home phone number to her the minute I read the headlines.”

“I am truly sorry she sees me as an adversary, because we are both, together with all the women in our business, standing in defiance of the same implacable foe: a status quo that wants so badly to return to the bad old days, the old ways where women were used, abused and refused entry into the decision-making, top levels of the industry. That’s where the cover-ups convene. Those rooms must be disinfected, and integrated, before anything even begins to change.”

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