Her first impression of Weinstein was that "he was a warthog from hell" and she proceeded with the meeting - which went well until he allegedly cornered her and pushed her onto a Jacuzzi.
"I felt filthy. I was raped". I had been so violated and I was sad to the core of my being. And the night before, he had sat behind me in a theater where I was at a movie premiere of mine at Sundance. McGowan writes in courageous about a person she refers to only as "the Monster", but context clues like the Monster running Miramax make it pretty easy to infer that she's talking about Weinstein.More news: Fire drills carried out in Taiwan due to invasion risk from China
She now says, "I walked in and, for me, he's a sick person, he's a sick mind - but what about all the others?" At the end of the meeting, she turned to go, but she says Weinstein forced her to the suite's hot tub and undressed her. (Weinstein has denied all allegations of non-consensual sex.) Recalling her last words to MTV's cameras - "I think my life is finally getting easier" - McGowan is overcome with emotion, with anger, and with guilt.
Afterwards, McGowan met up with Ben Affleck for a photo op.
Weinstein still denies McGowan's allegations of non-consensual sexual contact. "He confirms that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances".
Weinstein has since been accused by over 80 victims of sexual assault and harassment, many who claimed he asked them to visit his hotel rooms. "I just came with so much baggage".More news: 95 dead and 163 wounded in huge explosion in Afghanistan capital
"Ms. McGowan appeared in Loudoun County, Virginia, on November 14, 2017, to accept service of the Airports Authority Police arrest warrant, and she was released on a $5,000 unsecured bond", officials said. "The truth of it is, the shame was not mine, and for all victims in similar situations, it is not ours", she writes. "I thought: you know what?" Weinstein said the settlement was "not to be construed as an admission" but a way to avoid court.
McGowan said the suspicions that many have about the entertainment industry are true: "I wish it weren't so".
Timberlake recently worked with Allen on the movie Wonder Wheel, but while he has given his backing to the Time's Up campaign against sexual misconduct, inequality, and discrimination, he has yet to address the accusations made against the veteran director, prompting many people, including Dylan, now 32, to slam him as a hypocrite. In January 2018, McGowan said, "It's really scary, I'm having to sell my house right now to pay legal bills fighting off the monsters" (via People).
"I will say", she continued, "that probably everyone has accidentally worked with a pedophile, and I don't take joy in that".More news: Super Blue Blood Moon coming Wednesday
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