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Rose McGowan claims Harvey Weinstein raped her

Charmed actress is latest in string of celebrities to accuse Hollywood producer of rape or sexual harassment 

Lucy Pasha-Robinson
Friday 13 October 2017 13:45
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Harvey Weinstein: The celebrities who have accused him of sexual misconduct so far

Actress Rose McGowan is the latest woman to publicly accuse Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of rape.

Writing on Twitter, Ms McGowan, known for her role on long-running supernatural TV series Charmed, claimed she told a senior member of Amazon Studios about the incident.

"@jeffbezos I told the head of your studio that HW raped me. Over & over I said it. He said it hadn’t been proven. I said I was the proof," she wrote in a tweet.

"I love @amazon but there is rot in Hollywood. @jeffbezos Be the change you want to see in the world. Stand with truth."

It was unclear when the alleged incident occurred. The actress accepted a $100,000 (£75,000) settlement from Weinstein after an incident in 1997, according to The New York Times, but it was unclear whether this was linked.

The 44-year-old is the latest in a string of celebrities to accuse Weinstein of rape or sexual harassment.

Actresses Lucia Evans and Asia Argento, along with one anonymous source, were the first to levy public accusations of rape against the movie mogul, as reported by The New Yorker.

It comes just a day after Ms McGowan was temporarily suspended from Twitter after speaking out against Weinstein.

Ms McGowan was one of the first to condemn the producer after the alleged scandal broke, and has been encouraging her followers to support the women who have spoken out.

The Pulp Fiction producer has been sacked from his namesake company following the series of allegations and is now the subject of criminal investigations on both sides of the Atlantic.

Weinstein has denied the accusations and issued a vehement denial over the three allegations of rape which emerged on Tuesday. He said he is going to seek therapy.

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