After Rose McGowan had some not-so-kind words for fellow actress Meryl Streep over the shamed Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, Streep has responded to the criticism with a lengthy statement of her own.
As previously reported, McGowan, who has accused Weinstein of rape, took issue with the relevant recommendations that people like Streep would be wearing black to the upcoming Golden Globes as a silent protest against sexual misconduct in the industry.
“Actresses, like Meryl Streep, who blithely worked for The Pig Monster, are wearing black @GoldenGlobes in a silent protest, ” McGowan tweeted Saturday. “YOUR SILENCE is THE problem. You’ll accepted a fake awarding breathlessly& affect no real change. I despise your hypocrisy. Maybe you should all wear Marchesa, ” the fashion line of Weinstein’s ex-wife, Georgina Chapman.
In a statement from Streep provided to Fox News, the 68 -year-old star explained that McGowan seemed to think Streep continued her mouth shut all these years, which she claims she couldn’t have done given that she was completely unaware of what was going on.
“It hurt to be attacked by Rose McGowan in flag headlines this weekend, but I want to let her know I did not know about Weinstein’s misdemeanours , not in the 90 s where reference is assaulted her, or through subsequent decades when he proceeded to attempt others. Streep wrote. “I wasn’t deliberately silent. I didn’t know. I don’t tacitly approve of rape. I didn’t know. I don’t like young women being assaulted. I didn’t know this was happening.”
Streep went on to explain that her relationship with Weinstein over the years was strictly business. She said he neither accosted nor harassed, and she never had her job threatened like so many others who have come forward with accusations and stories about his misconduct. As for her relationship with McGowan, Streep claimed she devoted the actress her home phone number and awaited patiently for her to bellow so that they could clear up any delusions. Nonetheless, she says McGowan has yet to reach out.
“I hoped that she would give me a hearing. She did not, but I hope she reads this. I am truly sorry she sees me as an adversary, because we are both, together with all the women in our business, standing in defiance of the same implacable adversary: a status quo that craves so badly to return to the bad old days, the age-old styles where women were used, abused and refused entry into the decision-making, top levels of service industries. That’s where the cover-ups convene. Those rooms must be sterilized, and integrated, before anything even begins to change.”
While McGowan has yet make a few comments on Streep’s response, she has walked back part of her statement against her. The star apparently regrets her final line, in which she indicates Streep wear clothes from Marchesa. As previously reported, McGowan has taken hits at both Chapman and her friend Alyssa Milano underlining the fact that the former must have known about her ex-husband’s misconduct and maintained silent.