Harvey Weinstein, Rose McGowan
Harvey Weinstein, Rose McGowan

Indicted, Finally: Rose McGowan on Harvey Weinstein

ANI | Updated: May 31, 2018 13:04 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], May 31 (ANI): Actress Rose McGowan, who has been at the centre of the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault scandal, has responded to the disgraced mogul's indictment on multiple rapes and sex crime charges.
The 44-year-old took to social media to share her views on the latest legal development.
"INDICTED. FINALLY. I've been indicted by the media he's bought out for years to trash me. Now it is a new chapter for both of us," Rose began in her social media post.
"What would others say about you if they didn't know who you were? Who I am has been told to the world for me in magazines, newspapers, blogs, videos, tabloids."
She continued, "The narrative of me-my story-has been sold to you as a work of fiction. The media often cuts you when they can, especially if they've been paid off to-the journalists and reporters who are safe in their cubicles and do not have to drown in your tears or see the bruises. All they see is numbers. Views. Ratings. And all you were told is that I was a horror show. Someone damaged. Someone off-kilter. Someone not right. Luckily, many worldwide saw through this fiction, sadly, far more continue to hound me with this false narrative without realizing that every evil thing they repeat about me means they are doing the work of a rapist."

INDICTED. FINALLY. I've been indicted by the media he's bought out for years to trash me. Now it is a new chapter for both of us. _____________???????????????????????????????? What would others say about You if they didn't know who You were? Who I am has been told to the world for me in magazines, newspapers, blogs, videos, tabloids. Media, bloggers, sites have been paid by a serial rapist to slut-shame, body shame, and freedom shame me. The narrative of me- my story- has been sold to you as a work of fiction. The media often cuts You when they can, especially if they've been paid off to- the journalists and reporters who are safe in their cubicles and do not have to drown in your tears or see the bruises. All they see is numbers. Views. Ratings. And all You were told is that I was a horror show. Someone damaged. Someone off-kilter. Someone not right. Luckily, many worldwide saw through this fiction, sadly, far more continue to hound me with this false narrative without realizing that every evil thing they repeat about me means they are doing the work of a rapist. Here's what many do not know about me. I have a light spirit. I have compassion. I have adventure. I have a playful side. I am MORE than anger. Or sadness. I have more than they've shown. I am all of the colors, just like you. That's why I made the show Citizen Rose with E! But because of how I've been sold in the media- many of the people polled about the show say that they are on the fence about supporting it "someone like me". Someone. Like. Me. Suddenly though- now that the Monster aka Harvey Weinstein- has turned himself in I'm "validated." I have always spoken the truth. I know what I have achieved to change the world. I am facing time in jail because I wanted a better, freer society. I have lived a harder life than most could withstand. I know my truth. And now.... for the FINAL episode of Citizen Rose, a show that took blood, sweat and many tears, to simply show what trauma looks like and how we can survive it. I know what I've done to change the world. How about you? #weROSEtogether #socialexperiment #womeninbiz #human #CitizenRose #rosearmy #inspiration #justwannahavefun

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Meanwhile, on Wednesday (local time), the 66-year-old was indicted on charges of rape in the first and third degrees, and criminal sexual act in the first degree.
If found guilty, the Oscar-winning producer could find himself behind bars for up to 25 years, reports Deadline.
Scores of women have come to fore and accused Weinstein of a wide array of misconduct, which ranges from harassment to rape, over decades.
However, maintaining his innocence, Weinstein, whose career has been left in tatters, has always denied non-consensual sex. (ANI)

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