Vincent Gallo Criticizes Rose McGowan and Asia Argento, Says He’s a Harvey Weinstein Victim

“Harvey Weinstein is a brutal pig, yes, but I really wish it wasn’t those two particular girls getting glorified for now saying so,” Gallo says in open letter

Filmmaker and actor Vincent Gallo has strongly critcized Rose McGowan and Asia Argento, and called himself a victim of Harvey Weinstein in an open letter published by Another Man magazine.

“I was close to Asia Argento, but we were never engaged. I do remember though threatening Harvey Weinstein for what Asia claimed he did to her,” wrote Gallo, who says he then became a target of Weinstein’s wrath. “That created a real enemy in Harvey who certainly went out of his way to marginalize my work and my opportunities as much as he could. By calling him out, then I was his enemy and no one from the press would repeat any of my claims against him.”

Gallo, who broke through as a director on “Buffalo 66” added, “My clash with him was costly to me in a real way. Naturally, it felt bad when, instead of speaking out along with me, Asia then denied and changed her story and went on to work with him, carry on a personal relationship with him, and repeat additional things I said about him to further enrage him against me. Her appearance in recent press regarding Harvey is very uncomfortable for me.”

Gallo also went off on McGowan saying, “What if, instead of taking a $100,000 payoff to remain silent, Rose McGowan filed charges against Harvey Weinstein at the time of her incident? How many future incidents would she have prevented?

“Harvey Weinstein is a brutal pig, yes, but I really wish it wasn’t those two particular girls getting glorified for now saying so,” he added.

Last October, McGowan wrote that Weinstein raped her on Twitter after she was named in an explosive New York Times story along with other women who alleged the movie mogul committed sexual assault. The New York Times later reported that Weinstein paid McGowan a $100,000 settlement to keep quiet about the 1997 allegations. Weinstein has denied all allegations of criminal wrongdoing.