Actress Rose McGowan has disappeared from the public eye following Harvey Weinstein rape allegations.
McGowan, 44, canceled her public appearance at the Tallgrass Film Festival in Wichita, Kan. “due to compounding factors” after accusing the movie mogul of raping her in 1997, according to organizers. McGowan was scheduled to accept the Ad Astra Award for her 2014 directorial debut in “Dawn,” reported Page Six.
“We are sorry to announce that we’ve just been informed that Rose McGowan has canceled all upcoming public appearances due to compounding factors surrounding recent revelations in the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment case,” said the film festival in a statement.
“While we’re disappointed that Rose cannot be here with us in person, we understand that her well being is the priority. We support her and our thoughts are with her. We’ll seize this opportunity to amplify her message and celebrate all the women filmmakers with works here at the 15th annual festival,” said Lela Meadow-Connor, the Tallgrass creative director.
A new panel called “#WokeWomen: A Candid Conversation with Tallgrass’ Female Filmmakers” will appear instead of McGowan’s appearance, reported People.
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