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Rose McGowan Excoriates Hollywood: "It's Time to Clean House"

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While McGowan's voice has gained prominence in the wake of the Weinstein scandal, it has not come with her own share of criticism.

Speaking at the Women's Convention in Detroit on Friday (10.27.17), she said: "I have been silenced for 20 years. It's time to clean house" said Actress Rose McGowan.

Ms. McGowan took the stage at the Women's March Convention at Cobo Arena and encouraged women to reject Hollywood's "messaging system for your mind".

McGowan, best known for her role in the TV series Charmed, tweeted that she had been raped by the producer after The New York Times published an investigation detailing allegations of sexual harassment against Weinstein. No more. Name it. Shame it. Call it out.

She added: "I want to thank you for being here, for giving me wings during this very hard time, the triggering has been insane, the monster's face everywhere, my nightmare, but I know I'm not alone". I have been harassed. I have been maligned. "And you know what?"

"Until now I've not been able to say anything about it out of respect for the NDA (non-disclosure agreement) Rose had signed under extreme pressure from Harvey", he continues.

"What happened to me behind the scenes happens to all of us in this society", McGowan said, explaining how her following - which calls itself "RoseArmy" - is not named for her, but the flower, bearing beauty and thorns that inflict justice and outcome.

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Through representatives Weinstein has repeatedly denied allegations of rape, a spokesperson for Weinstein saying again Tuesday in a statement to ABC News, "Any allegations of nonconsensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein".

There have also been separate allegations made against a number of other influential figures, including director James Toback and political analyst Mark Halperin.

At a panel for Women in Film at the Women's Convention in Detroit, Tamblyn spoke about the importance of holding men accountable for their actions, and of the power of male allies in any industry. She later confirmed to the Hollywood Reporter that she was referring to Weinstein.

"It would have been much easier on both of us if we could have just revealed why we were doing it", Rodriguez said, though neither did due to the NDA.

"It's time to be whole, it's time to rise, it's time to be courageous".

That statistic has not changed since 1946, so we are given one view, and I know the men behind that view. The Times reported that McGowan reached a $100,000 settlement with him back in 1997 after an undisclosed hotel encounter during the Sundance Film Festival, and subsequently, the actress alleged on Twitter that "HW raped me".

"It is the mirror you're given to look into". And just because you are complicit in something like this does not make you a bad person, and the ownership of it for men is the beginning of all real reception. This is what you are as a woman. Girl. Gay. Straight. Transgender. P*****s grab back! Women grab back!

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