Rose McGowan Sounds Off on Hollywood Actresses for "Silent Protest"

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A number of women in the industry are reportedly planning to wear all black to the Golden Globes to protest gender inequality in the wake of the sexual misconduct scandals that have shaken the industry this year.

On Dec. 14 it was reported that during the Golden Globes on January 7, actresses, including nominees and presenters, were planning to wear black to protest gender inequality and to acknowledge the flood of sexual abuse allegations that have rocked Hollywood beginning with Weinstein.

McGowan specifically name-checked Meryl Streep, whom she also criticized on social media last week. You'll accept a fake award breathlessly and affect no real change. "I despise your hypocrisy", she wrote on Twitter. The Marchesa jab refers to Harvey Weinstein's ex-wife Georgina Chapman, who co-created the brand.

'YOUR SILENCE is THE problem. Maybe you should all wear Marchesa.

Streep, for her part, has issued no comment.


The bold statement came out days after a source told that 'all female actresses attending the Globes are protesting by just wearing black gowns'. "I'm not talking. You gotta tune in, don't ya?"

Despite having worked on several films with Weinstein, including "Iron Lady" and "August: Osage County", Streep said in a statement to the Huffington Post that "not everybody knew" of the sexual harassment allegations against him. To deter possible future assaults & unwanted sexual advances.

"The behaviour is inexcusable, but the abuse of power familiar", she continued.

'Each fearless voice that is raised, heard and credited by our watchdog media will ultimately change the game, ' Streep said.

Other women who have stepped forward including Ashley Judd, Gwyneth Paltrow, Mira Sorvino, Asia Argento, and Cara Delevingne. An October New York Times exposé into Weinstein's behavior reported that McGowan accepted a financial settlement from the producer related to unspecified sexual misconduct.

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