Rose McGowan Follows Up Rape Claim With Warning to Hollywood: ‘Stop Rewarding Sociopaths’
Rose McGowan, who last week made headlines by claiming that she was raped by a Hollywood executive, followed up the accusation with a message to Hollywood on Monday.
In her new message, the actress cautions Hollywood, “Stop rewarding sociopaths.”
“To the women and men in the entertainment industry who know exactly whom and what I am talking about, I say be brave,” McGowan’s missive begins. “Do not work with those you know to be offenders or you are no better than they. Take a stand. You are culpable for your actions. Stop rewarding sociopaths.”
The actress continued, “How many more stories do you have to hear before you do the right thing and stop rewarding men who are predators? Why are you so cowardly that you could take the softer, easier way out?”
On Friday, McGowan shocked Twitter with her rape accusation.
“It’s been an open secret in Hollywood/Media & they shamed me while adulating my rapist,” McGowan wrote at the time.
While the actress did not name her alleged rapist, she claimed that an “ex” of hers allegedly sold a film project to her attacker.
“Because my ex sold our movie to my rapist for distribution #WhyWomenDontReport,” McGowan wrote. In a series of tweets on the topic, McGowan added that a female criminal attorney warned her that, because the actress had performed a sex scene in a film, “I would never win against the studio head.”
McGowan ended last week’s Twitter tirade with, “It is time for some goddamned honesty in this world.”