The former starlet became one of the loudest voices of the MeToo movement after decrying Harvey Weinstein as a sex predator in a story by Ronan Farrow. New claims that former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s staffer tried to pressure Farrow to drop a probe into the embattled Hollywood producer prompted Rose McGowan to launch a fresh attack.
Actress and MeToo poster girl Rose McGowan has lashed out at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton following a report that the politician’s publicist voiced concern over an award-winning New Yorker story on Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.
The fresh story is based on the new book “Catch and Kill” by journalist Ronan Farrow, whose 2017 investigation brought accusations of predatory behaviour against the producer into the spotlight. According to The Hollywood Reporter, citing the book’s release, Weinstein attempted to pressure Farrow by using his relationship with Hillary Clinton, as the journalist received a call from her publicist Nick Merrill telling him that the “big story” he was working on was a “concern for us” in summer 2017. Shortly after this, the producer reportedly proposed creating a docuseries on the Democratic presidential candidate to former President of NBC News Deborah Turness, who is in charge of NBC News International now.
McGowan reacted to the report with an angry Twitter tirade, saying that she knew “Hillary Clinton’s people were protecting the Monster”. She also apparently hinted at the sex scandals that the former secretary of state’s husband, Bill Clinton, was involved in.
“I can’t believe I used to support her. I guess predators are her style”, she posted, adding in a following tweet: “Hillary Clinton, did you have any concern for your husband’s victims? And what about HW victims? No? Didn’t think so”.
McGowan also referred to the ongoing impeachment scandal over allegations that Donald Trump abused his power by pressing Ukraine to investigate his political rival Joe Biden’s son, and said that there is no difference to her between the incumbent US president and Hillary Clinton.
“I am against abuse of power, whether it be Trump, Clinton, HW, @NBC… the list is long. I’m not raging, I just really, really dislike liars and those who protect them”, she wrote, urging for “monsters” to be called out.
Many netizens seemed to share McGowan’s stance and lambasted Clinton.
Others, however, stood up for the former first lady, arguing that she was a victim herself.