Magazine article Screen International

Rose McGowan in Harvey Weinstein $1M Hush Money Claim

Magazine article Screen International

Rose McGowan in Harvey Weinstein $1M Hush Money Claim

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Actor and activist says she asked for more then withdrew request.

Rose McGowan

Rose McGowan, a vocal critic of male predators who on Friday addressed the inaugural Women’s Convention in Detroit, has claimed someone close to Harvey Weinstein offered her $1m in hush money.

The development capped another flurry of news related to the disgraced former film mogul in which The Sopranos actor Annabella Sciorra claimed Weinstein raped her in the 1990s and sexually harassed her for decades, while Darryl Hannah said Weinstein sexually harassed her.

Speaking to The New York Times, McGowan, 44, claimed the offer came days before the first of two exposés ran earlier this month in The New York Times and The New Yorker in which multiple women alleged rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment against Weinstein.

McGowan said she countered with a request for $6m before instructing her lawyer to withdraw the request after the first article ran in the Times. …

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