"I've never worn something like that before or since. That was a political statement," she told Dr. Oz.
In addition to her roles in Scream, Death Proof and the series Charmed, one of the things many fans think of when they hear the name Rose McGowan is the legendarily barely-there dress she wore on the red carpet at the 1998 VMAs alongside then-boyfriend Marilyn Manson.
The actress -- currently on a publicity tour to promote her memoir Brave and limited series Citizen Rose -- stopped by the Dr. Oz Show on Thursday to talk about the anti-sexual harassment movement she helped kick off last year by speaking out about the abuse she says she suffered at the hands of disgraced former studio mogul Harvey Weinstein.
But she also revealed another secret she'd been holding for many years: that dress was actually her silent form of protest against Weinstein, who McGowan has claimed raped her; Weinstein has denied the allegation.