Rose McGowan, actress and alleged rape victim of Harvey Weinstein, claims that feminist lawyer Gloria Allred’s daughter offered to pay her hush money over Weinstein’s alleged rape.
McGowan took to Facebook on Sunday to accuse Lisa Bloom, a former lawyer for Harvey Weinstein, of trying to pay her off so that she would not discuss Weinstein allegedly raping her. McGowan responded to Bloom’s previous statements saying that representing Weinstein was a “colossal mistake” in a Buzzfeed post Saturday.
“Your ‘colossal mistake’ was adding to the trauma of all those you’ve represented by conspiring against me,” wrote McGowan in response. McGowan claims that Weinstein allegedly raped her during the 1997 Sundance Film Festival, the Daily Mail reported.
Following The New York Times bombshell report of Weinstein’s sexual assault allegations Oct. 5, Bloom resigned from representing Weistein Oct. 7. However, the night before The Times’ story came out, Bloom allegedly reached out to McGowan, offering her $6 million to support the Oscar-winning producer and not spill the dirt that she is an alleged rape victim.
“I walked away from a potential six million dollars. I will not be purchased. I will not be sold. Never again,” wrote McGowan. The actress reportedly agreed to a $100,000 settlement over the accusation in the 1990s, but she claims she refused to sign a nondisclosure agreement.
“I never signed an NDA. Back then I refused. I’ve told scores of people the truth. And the open secret in Hollywood and mainstream media laid shame at my door,” she wrote. Twitter temporarily suspended McGowan over her tweets related to the ongoing Weinstein controversy.
The actress also accused Bloom of contacting McGowan’s agent in hopes of keeping her quiet.
“I feel like people should know that you’ve been calling my literary agent and saying there’d be money for me if I got on the ‘Harvey’s Changed’ bandwagon? You told her that I should care about HIS reputation. How HE has a family now and HE has changed,” she wrote.
“While I would not represent Mr. Weinstein, I would consider representing anyone who accused Mr. Weinstein of sexual harassment, even if it meant that my daughter was the opposing counsel,” Allred said regarding Bloom’s client choice. Bloom previously defended Kathy Griffin after holding a bloody head of Donald Trump in a photoshoot.
In response to McGowan’s allegations, Bloom released a statement to Buzzfeed Sunday claiming that the claims were “completely false”.
“I never called Rose McGowan’s literary agent. I don’t even know who her agent is. I never threatened Rose McGowan, nor offered her money, nor reached out to her. This is completely false,” wrote Bloom.
“I have withdrawn from my representation of Harvey Weinstein and apologized for being involved in this. I am sorry for the pain Rose McGowan is in. But this is completely false,” she added.
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