Rose McGowan accuses Harvey Weinstein of rape

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From Digital Spy

Warning: The following article contains accusations of sexual assault that some readers may find triggering.

Rose McGowan has levied allegations of rape against producer Harvey Weinstein.

The Charmed star was name-checked briefly in last week's New York Times exposé as one of multiple women who'd reached an out-of-court settlement with Weinstein over the last 30 years.

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The Times reported that Weinstein agreed to pay $100,000, which was "not to be construed as an admission", over an alleged encounter between the two at the Sundance Film Festival in the 1990s.

McGowan has been among the supporters as Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Cara Delevingne, Ashley Judd, Kate Beckinsale, Lea Seydoux and multiple others have accused Weinstein of misconduct, although it appeared as if she'd be unable to speak more specifically about her own experience because of the terms of her non-disclosure settlement agreement.

However, Rose ultimately made her stance unequivocal on Thursday (October 12) when she directly accused Weinstein of raping her, both on her Twitter account and separately to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Earlier this week, Harvey Weinstein's spokesperson strenuously denied "any allegations of non-consensual sex" made against the one-time Miramax producer.

Rose McGowan has also been critical of Twitter over the last 24 hours for its decision to temporarily suspend her account following her comments about Weinstein and Ben Affleck - who apologised on Wednesday (October 11) for acting "inappropriately" towards actress and presenter Hilarie Burton in a 2003 interview.

McGowan accused Twitter of having a double standard for temporarily blocking her messages because she'd tweeted a private phone number, while allowing Donald Trump to threaten nuclear war from his own Twitter account.

Rape Crisis England and Wales works towards the elimination of sexual violence. If you've been affected by the issues raised in this story, you can access more information on their website or by calling the National Rape Crisis Helpline on 0808 802 9999. Rape Crisis Scotland's helpline number is 08088 01 03 02.

Readers in the US are encouraged to contact RAINN, or the National Sexual Assault Hotline on 800-656-4673.

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