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Meryl Streep Posters With #SheKnew Pop Up Around LA Over Weinstein Fallout

Meryl Streep Posters With #SheKnew Pop Up Around LA Over Weinstein Fallout

Actress Rose McGowan, who was among the first to accuse disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein of rape, was less than impressed when she learned a number of actresses - including Academy Award victor Meryl Streep - meant to make a stand against sexual assault by wearing black gowns at the upcoming Golden Globes on January 7.

"I am truly sorry she sees me as an adversary, because we are both, together with all the women in our business, standing in defiance of the same implacable foe". But the protest didn't sit well for McGowan, who was an alleged victim of producer Harvey Weinstein's sexual misconduct - and she lashed out via social media over the weekend, calling Meryl a hypocrite for not being more vocal about Hollywood's dirty little secret.

I wonder if this is Trump-related, since Meryl made her famous speech previous year at the Golden Globes. You'll accept a fake award breathlessly & affect no real chance.

McGowan claims she was allegedly raped by Weinstein, and has been exceedingly vocal about the dangers of staying silent, ever since the October 5 New York Times report blew the lid off the now-debased movie mogul's alleged behaviors. "YOUR SILENCE is THE problem", McGowan wrote.

"Maybe you should all wear Marchesa", McGowan concluded in the since-deleted tweet, referencing the fashion line co-founded by Weinstein's wife, Georgina Chapman.




Actor Rose McGowan on April 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Streep has also faced accusations that she knew about Weinstein's conduct but continued to work with him regardless. "I wasn't deliberately silent".

McGowan has since said she "did not accuse" Streep of knowing about Weinstein's crimes, after a report online claimed that she did. "I don't tacitly approve of rape. I didn't know this was happening".

Though there has been some speculation about the identity of the artists behind the "she knew" posters, their name (s) remain unknown.

On Sunday, Tamblyn had criticized her friend McGowan, saying she didn't support anyone who "shamed or taunted" other women who were trying to create change and that the Marchesa comment was "beneath you, Rose".