Rose McGowan has revealed how she ‘tricked’ disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein into admitting his crimes.
The actress, who accused the movie mogul of sexually assaulting her in the 1990s, was one of the leading activists of the global #MeToo movement that ultimately saw him convicted and jailed earlier this year.
Now the Charmed star has lifted the lid on how she helped bring Weinstein to justice.
The actress, pictured left, who accused the movie mogul, pictured right, of sexually assaulting her in the 1990s, was one of the leading activists of the global #MeToo movement that ultimately saw him convicted and jailed earlier this year
McGowan spoke of being born ‘with a fist up in the air’ in an interview with Mariella Frostrup on the new Times Radio channel, and that injustice was something that made her angry from an early age.
She explained how she would not be silenced in regards to Weinstein – who she claimed had been regularly making million dollar payments to ensure his victims didn’t speak out – and that she ‘tricked him’ after she ‘refused’ to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA).
‘I said I wanted a hundred thousand dollars. And I think he got so excited. And I said I wanted less money but I don’t want to sign a non-disclosure,’ the Mirror reports.
‘….So I had a document that proved what he’d done and didn’t have an NDA.’
Weinstein was hospitalised with chest pains hours after receiving a 23-year sentence. Later in March, he reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 and was put in isolation for 14-days at Wende Correctional Facility in Western New York.
Rose McGowan and Harvey Weinstein pictured together at the 2007 ShoWest Award Ceremony in Las Vegas
He is now being held in the prison’s residential mental health unit, where he remains on suicide watch, a prison official said in April.
Weinstein was convicted of raping an aspiring actress in 2013 and forcibly performing oral sex on a TV and film production assistant in 2006.
McGowan has previously claimed that she forwent having children so she could ‘keep on fighting’ against Weinstein and insisted she won’t be free of the disgraced mogul until one of them is dead.
In an interview with The Guardian, she told that her battle against the disgraced producer has been ‘very calculated’, but insisted it will not be over until ‘he’s dead – or I am’.
On the day of the conviction, McGowan claimed that Weinstein was running a ‘rape factory’ and feared he would be exonerated in his New York trial, and also admitted said she feared he would hire a hitman to kill her in the wake of her claims.
McGowan told GMB the guilty verdicts were a ‘huge moment’ and that she hoped it would lead to more predators being convicted.