Rose McGowan Clarifies: Harvey Weinstein ‘Raped Me’

“I was the proof,” actress says in series of tweets directed at Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos

Rose McGowan wrote on Twitter Thursday that Harvey Weinstein raped her, and that she told the head of Amazon Studios repeatedly and nothing was done.

McGowan was named in last week’s explosive New York Times story along with other women who alleged the movie mogul committed sexual assault, but this is the first time she has definitively called the encounter a “rape.”

On Thursday, McGowan aimed a series of tweets at Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. “@jeffbezos I told the head of your studio HW raped me. Over & over I said it. He said it hadn’t been proven. I said I was the proof,” the actress wrote.

“I had already sold a script I wrote to your studio, it was in development. When I heard a Weinstein bailout was in the works I forcefully begged studio head to do the right thing. I was ignored,” she continued. “Deal was done. Amazon won a dirty Oscar.”

She continued to say that after speaking with her attorney about getting her script back, she heard from Amazon that her “show was dead.” She then called on Bezos to “be the change you want to see in the world. Stand with truth.”

Since being named in the New York Times piece, McGowan has been vocal on Twitter, calling out Weinstein, The Weinstein Company, and people known to be friends or associates. On Tuesday, the actress launched a petition to dissolve TWC, and aimed harsh criticism at several people, including Ben Affleck, who she told to “f— off” in a tweet that remains on Twitter as of this writing.

In 2016, McGowan said on Twitter that “my ex sold our movie to my rapist for distribution,” a statement widely believed to be about Weinstein.

The revelations on Thursday came after her Twitter account was restored from a brief suspension because a tweet she posted had included a private phone number.