Rose McGowan Calls Out Male Stars Affleck, Damon, Crowe Over Weinstein on Twitter - NBC Bay Area

Rose McGowan Calls Out Male Stars Affleck, Damon, Crowe Over Weinstein on Twitter

McGowan has been very vocal on Twitter about Hollywood speaking up about Weinstein and his alleged misconduct

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    Rose McGowan wants Hollywood's A-list actors to speak out on the Harvey Weinstein controversy.

    Last week, The New York Times published an expose on Weinstein about his years of alleged misconduct. McGowan was mentioned in the expose for a $100,000 settlement she reached in 1997 with the movie producer. In response to the article, one of Weinstein's attorneys Charles J. Harder told E! News last week that the article was "saturated with false and defamatory statements." However, just days after the article was published, Weinstein was terminated from The Weinstein company.

    McGowan has been very vocal on Twitter about Hollywood speaking up about Weinstein and his alleged misconduct. On Monday, she called for the immediate resignation of the Weinstein Company board.

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    In a series of tweets, McGowan also began calling out actors for their silence on the matter. "Hey @mattdamon what's it like to be a spineless profiteer who stays silent?" McGowan tweeted the actor, along with a list of the Weinstein Company board member names. "They knew. They funded. They advised. They covered up. They must be exposed. They must resign."

    McGowan then tweeted to Ben Affleck and Casey Affleck asking them, "Ben Affleck Casey Affleck, how's your morning boys?"

    "I am saddened and angry that a man who I worked with used his position of power to intimidate, sexually harass and manipulate many women over decades. The additional allegations of assault that I read this morning made me sick," he wrote in a statement.

    But the actress did not believe Affleck's statement.

    "@benaffleck “GODDAMNIT! I TOLD HIM TO STOP DOING THAT” you said that to my face. The press conf I was made to go to after assault. You lie," she tweeted at the actor after he tweeted his statement.

    McGowan also retweeted a post that she was mentioned in about a Vulture article with the headline "Matt Damon, Russell Crowe Reportedly Helped Kill a 2004 New York Times Harvey Weinstein Article." The tweet said, "Have u seen this article? Do u realise how deep the cover ups go? Then u wonder why its taken so long."

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    The article talks about a piece published by The Wrap founder Sharon Waxman on Sunday. In her post, Waxman alleges that a 2004 story she was working on about Weinstein's alleged misconduct was "gutted" by the New York Times under "pressure."

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    While researching the story, Waxman looked into Fabrizio Lombardo and his role in the Miramax company. "I had people on the record telling me Lombardo knew nothing about film," Waxman wrote in Sunday's article.

    She then explained, "After intense pressure from Weinstein, which included having Matt Damon and Russell Crowe call me directly to vouch for Lombardo and unknown discussions well above my head at the Times, the story was gutted."

    Waxman went on to state that the final version of the article was "buried on the inside of the Culture section, an obscure story about Miramax firing an Italian executive."

    Matt Damon told the trade website Deadline Tuesday that he never attempted to kill a story on Weinstein. He also said change is necessary and overdue and that men have to be part of that. He praised the courage of the women who have spoken out with allegations against Weinstein.

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    Damon is a longtime collaborator of Weinstein's and has worked on a number of movies with the disgraced movie mogul, including "Good Will Hunting," which won Damon and Ben Affleck an Oscar for screenwriting.

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