Rose McGowan said that Harvey Weinstein doesn’t grasp the seriousness of the accusations against him “at all,” on the first morning of his criminal trial on charges of rape and sexual assault.
The actress appeared alongside other “silence breakers” Rosanna Arquette, Louise Godbold, Dominique Huett, Sarah Ann Masse, Lauren Sivan and Paula Williams on Monday to address the press before the trial began. They said in a release they were “representing the more than 90 women who bravely came forward to report Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct.”
“Do you think he truly realizes what he’s done?” asked someone in attendance. “Not at all,” McGowan responded as Sivan said said, “no.”
“He doesn’t realize what he’s done at all and I don’t think he ever will,” McGowan continued. “He has something sick in his head like many serial rapists.”
Weinstein has denied the charges against him. He faces two counts of predatory sexual assault, one count of first-degree criminal sexual assault, one count of first-degree rape, and one count of third-degree rape. He pleaded not guilty to his indictment in August.
Arquette, responding to a question about those in Hollywood who might be hoping for a post-trial comeback from the producer, said “Unfortunately, there are so many people who feel sorry for the rapist, especially in Hollywood.”