Rose McGowan Says Harvey Weinstein Tried to Contact Her After She Accused Him of Rape

Actress Rose McGowan has told the BBC that Harvey Weinstein has tried to contact her since she went public with her allegations that he raped her.

She said she had received “texts, things like that”, adding: “I’ve got no idea how he got my number.”

Ms. McGowan also said the alleged assault by Mr. Weinstein had been “worse than I wrote about”.

She is one of several women to accuse Mr. Weinstein of rape. He denies all allegations of non-consensual sex.

When asked whether she had been approached directly by the Hollywood producer, she told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire program: “Texts, things like that – I’ve got no idea how he got my number, but he also had former [Israeli intelligence agency] Mossad agents involved in my life so getting my personal phone number wasn’t that hard.”

When asked how recently there had been contact, she replied: “A month ago – somebody that worked with him, represented him, I don’t know, on his behalf – I shook, it was like a bullet once again.

“It was basically just kind of this person is reaching out. And I don’t even understand what the point was. I can’t understand to what end. The cat’s out of the bag.”

Asked what the purpose of the message had been, she said it had been suggesting that Mr. Weinstein had wanted to get in touch or to talk to her.

She said: “It could have been some random person, but that would be a long shot.”

Ms. McGowan also said the response had been “nothing short of cataclysmic” since she had become one of the most prominent figures in the #MeToo movement after sharing her allegations.

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