There’s nothing comfortable about going public with accusations of sexual assault, in fact it’s predictable enough that energy, opportunities, safety, and resources (like money, or homes) will be extracted from victims who come forward.
On Tuesday, Rose McGowan, whose accusations against Harvey Weinstein (not to mention constant needling of the “Pig Monster”) have arguably sparked a slew of similar public allegations, told reporters at the Television Critics Association in Pasadena, California that she has to sell her home to cover legal fees arising from her outspokenness on this issue.
“It’s been really scary,” McGowan said. “I’m having to sell my house right now to pay legal bills fighting off the monster.” Which I figure is a reference to Harvey Weinstein and his stable of legal help.
McGowan did clarify that her financial troubles don’t stem from any disavowal of an NDA. “I never signed an NDA, actually,” McGowan said. “That was a mistake the press made, and actually a mistake that I made for a long time. [I was misinformed] by a lawyer that I had signed one, when in fact it turned out I hadn’t. I thought I remember refusing that. I think NDAs, as we’re finding out, can be broken.”
The kicker is that Weinstein is probably living it up in some hot European sex rehab, Grand Hotel-style, ordering room service and such. Or so I imagine.
Tessa Thompson apologized for comments she made about Lena Dunham’s supposed lack of involvement in the Time’s Up movement.
Only it wasn’t exactly an apology, and required further explanation.
It’s kind of a whole story. You can read about the various shots fired, miscalibrations, and public apologies here.
Who was more popular in high school?
It was Timothée, non?
- E! executive Frances Berwick defends alleged unequal pay between Catt Sadler and Jason Kennedy: “[They] had different roles, and therefore different salaries. [TMZ]
- Some serious mudslides are overtaking Gigi and Bella Hadid’s hometown of Montecito, California. [E!]
- Spider Man co-creator Stan Lee has allegedly groped some women, too. (He categorically denies.) [The Sun]
- Real friends. [The Cut]