The actress and activist told reporters at the Television Critics Association's press tour in Pasadena, California, on Tuesday that she's having to sell her home to pay her legal bills - but it's not for the reason that one might assume.
"I was in the middle of my second movie for his company, and I get assaulted", she said in the first look at E!'s Citizen Rose.
This isn't the first time McGowan has been critical of her fellow celebrities. And people actually think I make pronouncements and proclamations like I live in Enid, Oklahoma, or something.
Mr. Weinstein has denied all allegations of non-consensual sex.
McGowan, who has become an outspoken advocate and activist on behalf of victims of sexual assault, also spoke on how she balanced maintaining her privacy with the demands of allowing cameras into her daily life. "I've known them for a really long time". After being one of the first victims to publicly come forward with accusations against Harvey Weinstein, McGowan says the media is finally realizing that "this person I thought was insane and weird" has "something coming out of her mouth that might make sense". She said she has been "disappointed" by some media coverage of the movement and is skeptical of the #TimesUp cause.
"Not my thing", she said, smiling. "Do you understand what I have been through for 20 years?"
"I want to publicly break my nondisclosure agreement", she told the Financial Times. I just didn't know how it was going to go down.
A day after the Times story was published, McGowan tweeted that she was disappointed in the silence from actresses who had worked with Weinstein. "I scare because I care", she said, acknowledging that the line is from Monsters, Inc. which drew laughs. Rose refrained from taking Weinstein's name throughout her conversation and requested the same from the journalists present to acknowledge her humanity.
Weinstein also reportedly paid to have McGowan investigated by a team of private investigators in the hopes of discrediting her story against him.
A two-hour documentary, followed by four episodes airing later in 2018, Citizen Rose is a project that reflects a dramatically changing world.
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