Rose McGowan Launches Petition to Dissolve The Weinstein Company

Actress says company should be shuttered “after 30 years of sexual abuse against innocent women”

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Rose McGowan has called for The Weinstein Company to shut down following multiple allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct made against co-founder Harvey Weinstein.

In a petition launched on Tuesday, McGowan said the company’s board of directors should be dissolved. “If you believe The Weinstein Company should completely dissolve after 30 years of sexual abuse against innocent women please join me in signing this petition to honor the victims and their bravery,” the actress wrote.

McGowan’s petition followed reports that The Weinstein Company board planned to change the name of the company in the wake of the scandal.

“TWC You don’t get to change your company name & be done with it,” she wrote on Twitter. “Every man there has the blood of sorrow on their hands. You are dirty.”

Last week, The New York Times published a report detailing three decades of sexual misconduct, including accusations that Weinstein propositioned actresses and harassed female employees. The report also revealed that the high-powered producer reached a $100,000 settlement with McGowan following “an episode in a hotel room during the Sundance Film Festival” in 1997.

A number of other women have since come forward to accuse Weinstein of harassment or assault, including actresses Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie. A New Yorker report on Tuesday featured the accounts of 13 women, three of whom said they were raped by Weinstein.