Rose McGowan Was Offered $1 Million In Weinstein Hush Money

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Weinstein offer to McGowan came just days before multiple women accused him of sexual harassment and abuse in a report by the New York Times on October 5. McGowan was reported to have received a $100,000 settlement from Weinstein, but declined to comment for the initial story.

Ms. McGowan who was previously working on a memoir called courageous, and she had in the past about an alleged 1997 hotel room incident with Harvey Weinstein and also hinted at in the public.

McGowan, 44, who was allegedly raped by Harvey Weinstein at the Sudance Film Festival in 1997, said that someone close to the scandal-hit producer had made the offer in exchange for her signing a nondisclosure agreement.

According to the latest Times report, McGowan also did not want to settle following the alleged incident with Weinstein. However, McGowan later learned over the summer that the 1997 agreement included a confidentiality clause. McGowan stated: "I had all these people I'm paying telling me to take it so that I could fund my art". While speaking with the Times, McGowan said she thought she could at least get $3 million out of the producer.

Reps for McGowan and Weinstein did not immediately respond to requests for comment. On her way out, she said, he pointed out the hotel room's bath tub. "And then what happened, happened", she said. When she arrived, she says the maître d' directed her upstairs to his suite, past two male assistants who "wouldn't look me in the eye", and into his room.

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Unity: 'I have been silenced for 20 years. "Suffice it to say a door opened and my life changed". I have been maligned and you know what? She said she told Ben Affleck and Messick about what had happened.

How much would you charge to shave your eyebrows? When recalling starring in 2007's Grindhouse, which was distributed by Bob Weinstein's Dimension, McGowan said: "I was really lost at that point".

Since the news became public, Weinstein - who has denied all allegations of non-consensual sex made against him - has been fired from The Weinstein Company and his wife, Georgina Chapman, has left him.

"After that assault, a light dimmed", actress Maddie Corman, who knew McGowan at the time, told the paper.

Read the New York Times' latest profile on McGowan here.

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