Over the weekend, Rose McGowan lashed out at Meryl Street on Twitter for what she perceived to be Streep’s hypocrisy regarding Harvey Weinstein, writing that,
“Actresses, like Meryl Streep, who happily worked for The Pig Monster, are wearing black @goldenglobes in a silent protest. YOUR SILENCE is THE problem. You’ll accept a fake award breathlessly & affect no real chance. I despise your hypocrisy. Maybe you should all wear Marchesa.”
McGowan has since deleted the tweet and apologized for the Marchesa comment (the fashion line helmed by Weinstein’s estranged wife, Georgina Chapman), but Streep nevertheless issued a lengthy response to the Huffington Post:
“It hurt to be attacked by Rose McGowan in banner headlines this weekend, but I want to let her know I did not know about Weinstein’s crimes, not in the 90s when he attacked her, or through subsequent decades when he proceeded to attack others.
“I wasn’t deliberately silent. I didn’t know. I don’t tacitly approve of rape. I didn’t know. I don’t like young women being assaulted. I didn’t know this was happening.
“HW was not a filmmaker; he was often a producer, primarily a marketer of films made by other people- some of them great, some not great. But not every actor, actress, and director who made films that HW distributed knew he abused women, or that he raped Rose in the 90s, other women before and others after, until they told us. We did not know that women’s silence was purchased by him and his enablers.
Streep concludes by saying that upon hearing of the tweet, she’d hoped McGowan would get in touch so she could clarify, but she did not. You can read the full statement here.
Glee’s Mark Salling has pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography. In October, he reached a plea agreement with prosecutors, which states that a search warrant uncovered more than 50,000 images of child porn on his computer and a thumb drive.
His attorneys have asked the judge to sentence him to between four and seven years in prison, in addition to the requirement that he register as a sex offender.