Rose McGowan: Harvey Weinstein would ‘prefer it if I was dead’

Rose McGowan speaks out about ‘sociopath’ Harvey Weinstein in a recent interview, and how she has suffered 'violation on top of violation'

Words by Victoria Fell

Rose McGowan has been called the woman who brought down Weinstein. Now, in a new interview, she opens up about her battle for justice against the disgraced movie mogul, who allegedly raped her.

McGowan told The Mirror. ‘Things are changing. But there’s still so much to do. It’s about changing people’s lives… I saw this flower all bent growing through sidewalk cracks and I thought, ”That’s what we all are. We are bent but not broken.” Now I want to get to the light.’

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McGowan with fellow Weinstein accuser Asia Argento in Rome on International Women’s Day

McGowan then went on to talk about the ‘violation after violation’ that she has suffered at the hands of Weinstein, who has been accused by over 50 women of offences ranging from rape to sexual harassment.

‘I’m sure he would prefer it if I were dead. He’s a sociopath. I am not afraid – but I should be,’ Rose stated. ‘The people I find worse than him are his lawyers. The way they are acting has been disgusting.

She continued: ‘The people around him, that have supported him in his attempt to dominate and abuse women, are monsters, just as much as he is.’

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Rose McGowan in the early 2000s

Rose also opened up about the Israeli spy company that Harvey Weinstein is alleged to have hired to smear her, saying, ‘What they did by hiring a spy company to come after me, it was incredibly violating… It was violation on top of violation. I believe they hacked my computer, released photos – they have done everything they can to ruin my life.’

Later in the same interview, she announced her intention to quit Hollywood and how she is inspired by the survivors that she speaks to on a daily basis. She added, ‘There are women coming up to me and saying, “This is the first time I have ever been listened to at work.”’

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