Rose McGowan Books First Post-Weinstein Scandal Appearance at Women’s Convention

Outspoken actress will make first public remarks after accusing disgraced movie mogul of rape

Rose McGowan, the most outspoken accuser of disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein, has booked her first public appearance since naming Weinstein as her rapist in early October.

McGowan will deliver the opening remarks at the Women’s Convention this Friday in Detroit. The event is centered on empowerment and run by organizers of the various Women’s March protest held during and after the presidential election.

Weinstein has consistently denied any accusation of nonconsensual sex. He stands accused of misconduct including rape and assault by dozens and dozens of women including McGowan, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lupita Nyong’o, Angelina Jolie, Ashley Judd and writer and model Zoe Brock to name a few. TheWrap’s accuser list currently counts 66 women.

McGowan has become a symbol of revolt against systemic assault in Hollywood brought forth accusers of Weinstein, as well as prominent show business men like James Toback.

McGowan will also join a panel at the convention called “Fighting for Survivors of Sexual Assault in the Age of Betsy Devos.”

McGowan was identified as one of eight women to accept a financial settlement from Weinstein following his misconduct, it was revealed in Ronan Farrow’s explosive New Yorker story. In the days following the New Yorker story and an investigative piece from the LA Times, McGowan became a firebrand on Twitter.

Naming names, calling out the production she was shooting when she said Weinstein attacked her, targeting Amazon Studios chief Jeff Bezos for what she said was enabling her attackers, beefing with Ben Affleck and releasing screengrabs of emails with her former team of wranglers all followed.

So did a brief Twitter suspension and the hashtag #RoseArmy, which has galvanized her fan base and other survivors of sexual assault.