Actress Rose McGowan blasted Hillary Clinton on Twitter Friday after reports emerged that Clinton’s team pressured journalist Ronan Farrow to stop writing an exposé on movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s history of rape and sexual harassment.
Farrow’s employer at the time, NBC News, killed the story even after McGowan told the network, on the record and on camera, that Weinstein had raped her. The decision forced Farrow to publish the Pulitzer Prize–winning story in the New Yorker, and in his new book he reveals that Weinstein, a prolific Democratic fundraiser and donor, tried to leverage his connections with Clinton to kill Farrow’s reporting.
In a series of tweets, McGowan said Clinton was turning her back on the women who accused Weinstein and former president Bill Clinton of sexual assault.
“I knew that Hillary Clinton’s people were protecting the Monster,” the actress lamented. “I guess predators are her style.”
“Did you have any concern for your husband’s victims?” McGowan asked. “And what about victims? No? Didn’t think so.”
The Hollywood Reporter previewed Farrow’s newest book Thursday, calling particular attention to the passage about Clinton’s connection to the Weinstein scandal.
“In summer 2017, while Farrow was trying to lock down an interview with Clinton for his foreign policy book — while also still working on the Weinstein story — he received a call from Clinton’s publicist, Nick Merrill, who told him that the ‘big story’ Farrow was working on was a ‘concern for us,'” the magazine recounted. “Then, in September 2017, according to an email cited in the book, Weinstein wrote to Deborah Turness, the ex-president of NBC News who now runs NBC News International, to propose a docuseries on Clinton. ‘Your Hillary doc series sounds absolutely stunning,’ Turness responded.”
Clinton spokesperson Nick Merrill addressed the Hollywood Reporter story in his own tweet Thursday, saying they had already nixed the proposed documentary that Weinstein was trying to use to pressure NBC News. Merrill did not address the allegation that he had told Farrow that the Weinstein story was “a concern for us.”
Clinton said this month it was the “gutsiest” decision of her life to stick with her husband even after he was impeached over perjuring himself about his sexual relationship with an intern.