Rose McGowan isn’t done waging war against Harvey Weinstein, on no, she is suing Weinstein, Lisa Bloom, & Black Cube!
The actress sued the disgraced movie mogul in California federal court on Wednesday, claiming he used a group of “fixers” to make sure her rape allegations against him weren’t disclosed in her 2018 memoir, Brave. Read on for more on Rose McGowan sues Harvey Weinstein…
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I’m preparing for the smear campaign to begin again. If you start reading horrible things about me on Instagram, Twitter or FB, understand that they are likely bots being paid for to damage my reputation. If you start reading sites that trash me, know where it’s coming from, an indicted rapist and his fixers. Stay with me. Believe me. I tell the truth to power, I’ve done it my whole life. I’m not perfect, but I know I am a good person who fights for the voiceless. If it’s happening to me, it can happen to you. Here’s to justice, yours and mine #RoseArmy @#Brave
CelebNMusic247.com reports that McGowan is also suing private intelligence agency, Black Cube, and lawyers, David Boies and Lisa Bloom, citing racketeering, violations of the Federal Wiretap Act, invasion of privacy, fraud, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
The Scream star is just beginning her reign of terror. See in September Rose McGowan tell-all book written by journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, who broke the Weinstein story in 2017 revealed that Bloom was, in fact, hired by Weinstein to “discredit” McGowan’s rape allegation.
According to the excerpts from the NY Times, Bloom (Weinstein’s alleged informant), said she could “place an article re: [McGowan] becoming increasingly unglued so that when someone Googles her this is what pops up and she’s discredited.”
What was more disturbing about the reveal is that Bloom later confirmed that this story was true and issued a general apology for her actions.
Weinstein’s lawyer responded to the complaint by calling McGown “a publicity seeker looking for money,” telling The Hollywood Reporter in a statement:
Once an for all, Rose McGowan will be shown to be what she is; a publicity seeker looking for money. From the moment she sought a multi-million dollar payout in return for not making these baseless allegations, which we rejected, we knew that she was waiting for an opportune time to begin this. We will demonstrate that this case has no legal merit.
In addition to Weinstein’s lawyer, Bloom addressed her inclusion in the lawsuit via a statement from her attorney Eric Geroge.
Bloom told THR:
It is inexcusable that Ms. McGowan chose to include my client in her lawsuit. Facts matter. There is simply no credible factual or legal basis for her claims against my client. We look forward to our day in court to set the record straight.
At the beginning of the MeToo movement, Rose McGowan anticipated a backlash and smear campaign would be made about her.
She wrote on Instagram on October 23rd, hours after her suit against Weinstein went public:
I’m preparing for the smear campaign to begin again. If you start reading horrible things about me on Instagram, Twitter or FB, understand that they are likely bots being paid for to damage my reputation.
Weinstein’s rape trial was originally scheduled to begin September 9th, but it was recently pushed back to January 2020.
Harvey will be tried for five different rape charges (predatory sexual assault, a criminal sexual act, rape in the first degree, and rape in the third degree) according to Vanity Fair.
Of course, Harvey Weinstein has pleaded not guilty to all charges.
According to THR, records show McGowan asked for $6 million to settle.
If you are a sexual assault survivor and need help, you can call the National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline at 1-800-656-4673 to speak to a trained counselor. You can also chat online with a counselor here. Both services are available 24/7.
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