Rose McGowan Slams #MeToo Movement as 'Bulls---': 'They're Douchebags, Not Champions'

Rose McGowan
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Rose McGowan attends a photocall during the annual Edinburgh International Book Festival at Charlotte Square Gardens on Aug. 13, 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland. 

Rose McGowan has been at the forefront of the #MeToo movement since coming forward a year ago with allegations that Harvey Weinstein raped her. But now, she says that the movement is "bullshit," telling the U.K.'s Sunday Times Magazine that she feels unsupported by women's groups and others in the industry.   

"I just think they're douchebags," she said. "They're not champions. I just think they're losers. I don't like them. How do I explain the fact that I got a GQ Man of the Year award and no women's magazines and no women's organizations have supported me?"   

McGowan also said that she has been excluded from what the story refers to as "#MeToo campaign lunches" and "survivors' brunches."    


"And I don't want to go, because it's all bullshit," she said. "It's a lie. It's a Band-Aid lie to make them feel better. I know these people, I know they're lily-livered, and as long as it looks good on the surface, to them, that's enough."   

McGowan also claims that it is "literally impossible" that Meryl Streep didn't know about Weinstein's alleged behavior before the claims became public, as Streep claimed; nor does she believe that Hillary Clinton, whom Weinstein supported and was friendly with, didn't know.   

"I would take my years of support back [if I could]," McGowan said of Clinton. "Vociferous support. Even against Obama, I backed her." Asked jokingly if she'd ever run for office, McGowan replied seriously: "Yes. And I would run as a Republican. Just to fuck it up. Just to blow people's minds."

McGowan also said she doesn't believe Weinstein's estranged wife, Georgina Chapman, didn't know about his alleged behavior, either, saying that Vogue should be "embarrassed" and "ashamed" for printing an interview with the fashion designer in which she claims to not have known.

While she is no fan of President Donald Trump, McGowan said she does agree with him and his supporters on one thing: "They hate Hollywood for being faux liberals — and they're 100 percent right about that. It's a bunch of faux liberals. It's crap, and they know it is deep down, but they're living an empty life, and to me that's their punishment. They get to live the lives they live."

McGowan, who says she doesn’t intend to act anymore, also said she chose not to have children so she could take on Weinstein: "I couldn't do that with a child. It would be too dangerous."

McGowan also said she wants Weinstein to get "life in prison for all the lives he stole. And maybe then I'll have forgiveness, but not until then."

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