Actor Rose McGowan spoke out publicly on Friday for the first time since accusing producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault, calling him a “monster” and calling on women to “clean house” in Hollywood.
“I have been silenced for 20 years,” she said at the Women’s Convention in Detroit. “I have been slut-shamed. I have been harassed. I have been maligned, and you know what? I’m just like you because what happened to me behind the scenes happens to all of us in this society. And that cannot stand, and it will not stand.”
Weinstein, who is now facing accusations of harassment and assault from multiple women, has apologized for his workplace behavior, but has denied any allegations of rape and sexual assault. “Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein,” his spokesperson said previously.
Read a full transcript of McGowan’s remarks: