Actress Rose McGowan took to Twitter over the weekend to blast her fellow Hollywood luminaries for maintaining a positive relationship with disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein before his myriad sexual harassment scandals went public.
McGowan specifically called out Meryl Streep and other big-name actresses in a since-deleted tweet for planning to hold a Golden Globes protest against Weinstein when they failed to go on the record about Weinstein’s misdeeds before they took the entertainment industry by storm.
“Actresses, like Meryl Streep, who happily worked for The Pig Monster, are wearing black @GoldenGlobes in a silent protest,” McGowan wrote. “YOUR SILENCE is THE problem. You’ll accept a fake award breathlessly & affect no real change. I despise your hypocrisy. Maybe you should all wear Marchesa.”
McGowan was referring to Marchesa, the fashion label that Weinstein’s estranged wife Georgina Chapman co-founded with Kevin Craig in 2004. Since Weinstein’s inexcusable behavior went public, Marchesa has been plagued with controversy amid charges that the infamous Hollywood perv persuaded women to wear the brand in order to support Chapman.
Meghan McCain, daughter of Arizona Senator John McCain (R), came to the defense of Marchesa after she wore one of the label’s gowns to her November wedding.
“The scandal erupted and everybody was like, are you going to keep the dress?” she told People. “And I was like, why should the two women designers be punished for a man’s disgusting behavior? I just didn’t wanna feel like the people who had worked there and make their livelihood should be punished as well.”
When the allegations against Weinstein surfaced in October, Streep maintained in a statement that she was completely unaware of what he was up to.
“Not everybody knew,” she said. “I didn’t know about these other offenses; I did not know about his financial settlements with actresses and colleagues; I did not know about his having meetings in his hotel room, his bathroom, or other inappropriate, coercive acts.”