Rose McGowan has been a central figure in the ousting of showbiz abusers since being one of the first to publicly accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault last year.
But not all figures of the subsequent #MeToo movement are playing for the same team, the actress claims, like her former Charmed costar Alyssa Milano.
In December, the Brave author called Milano out on Twitter for publicly supporting Weinstein’s wife Georgina Chapman. Now, McGowan is shedding more light on why she thinks Milano is “fake” — and boy, is it a doozy!
When asked if she was proud of Milano for her involvement in #MeToo, the 44-year-old gravely told ABC News‘ Nightline:
“I don’t like her… I think she’s a lie.”
After she was pressed further, the activist called bullshit on the entire movement, claiming Milano is connected to the very agency behind the industry’s “pimp problem”! She continued:
“Do you think I don’t know these people? I’m not looking at this from the outside. I have a lot of experience… I know [Milano is] married to a CAA agent. Do the math. Who’s behind Time’s Up? CAA. Where do they meet? CAA. Who needs good PR? CAA. Who are part of the pimp problem? CAA.”
Shit, she’s blowing up the whole alleged operation!
Just watch how grimly she delivers this bombshell:
.@rosemcgowan on former co-star Alyssa Milano’s #MeToo work: ‘She’s a lie.’ But Milano tells @ABC News’ Nightline, “I am and always have been completely supportive of Rose.” Tonight on Nightline with @JujuChangABC pic.twitter.com/2wZt2jXdaE
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Nightline (@Nightline) February 1, 2018
For the record, Milano has been married to CAA agent Dave Bugliari since 2009. Here’s what she had to say to Nightline in response to McGowan’s statements:
“I am and always have been completely supportive of Rose and admire her bravery and speaking out about her experiences. My goal throughout the past few months with both #MeToo and the TimesUp movement has been to use my platform to give others a voice so we can all work together to stamp out sexual harassment and sexual assault.”
Milano isn’t the only Hollywood “silence breaker” in McGowan’s crosshairs. In fact, the Jawbreaker actress found the stars dressing in black at the Golden Globes to be all for show.
She said of the overwhelming presence of the Time’s Up initiative at the award show:
“I knew they were gonna trot the activists out there for PR.”
In her Nightline interview, McGowan also addressed her recent comments blasting Meryl Streep, whom she also called a “lie,” claiming she was privy to Weinstein’s horrifying behavior all these years.
Streep has since come out and denied knowing any of the misconduct, to which McGowan said:
“I think a lot of people just filed it under he does stuff to women. Maybe she didn’t know. Maybe she lives in such a rarefied ether that she did not know. Maybe she lives in such a perfect world that she didn’t have to. But that’s not my world.”
The women McGowan DOESN’T think are fake include Asia Argento and Annabella Sciorra, whom the actress thinks of as “pure beings.” She said while tearing up:
“I know they’re having nightmares. I know it’s really triggering for so many of us out there. It’s traumatizing for all of us, you know? But it’s so necessary because it’s been there all along anyway, whether you want to look at it or not.”
Keep speaking out, Rose. We’re all ears.
Watch a clip of her interview (below) to hear her speak more on the “Warthog from Hell”: