January 31, 2018 AT 05:41 PM EST
Rose McGowan is firing again at Harvey Weinstein with an in depth and scathing assertion attacking the disgraced producer’s newest claims.
Weinstein launched a press release Tuesday through his legal professional that disputed McGowan’s accusation that he sexually assaulted her in a scorching tub in 1997, claiming he had an e mail from her former supervisor which stated that McGowan had advised her afterward that their encounter was “consensual” however she “regretted having done” it. Weinstein additionally claimed he had an e mail from Affleck saying McGowan by no means advised him that she was attacked by the producer, contradicting her account. (Weinstein has denied all allegations of nonconsensual intercourse.)
After initially unleashing a profane tweet concerning the claims, McGowan launched a brand new assertion Wednesday through her consultant. “Yesterday’s statement from Mr. Weinstein and his attorney Ben Brafman unequivocally proves a continued attempt to malign, smear, and ‘slut shame’ Rose McGowan,” it stated partially. “It is an affront not only to Rose, but to the hundreds of women who have come forward with their stories of harassment, sexual abuse, and rape perpetrated by Mr. Weinstein and those like him. This is a sad, pathetic old-fashioned sexist attempt to undermine obvious truth, and the gaslighting will no longer be tolerated. … Mr. Weinstein’s attempts to discredit Rose is part of his 20-year-long campaign to silence her, clearly proving he IS the monster so many women have described him to be.”
The assertion additionally stated McGowan, like “so many other #MeToo’s,” will “continue to push back at ingrained thought and a corrupt power structure.” It added, “She is not going to be commenting additional. The reality may be present in her work: BRAVE the e book, it may be discovered within the rawness of Citizen Rose and within the music, lyrics and emotion of Planet 9. It’s time true voices had been heard and it’s time for the lies to cease.”