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Rose McGowan: 'Stop rewarding Hollywood's sexual predators'

Published 18/10/2016

Rose McGowan
Rose McGowan

Rose McGowan wants Hollywood studio heads to "be brave" and stand up to alleged sexual offenders in the industry.

Actress Rose McGowan has called on Hollywood executives to stop "rewarding" sexual predators by giving them work.

The formed Charmed star revealed on Twitter last week (ends16Oct16) that she had been raped by a top Hollywood executive and while she was shamed, he continued to receive praise and work.

She has now urged those in the entertainment industry to take a stand against such behaviour and "be brave" by refusing to work with those who have committed sexual offences.

In a cell phone note addressed "Dear Hollywood", Rose writes, "You are culpable for your actions. Stop rewarding sociopaths. Every time you sanction abhorrent behavior, you are aiding and abetting a crime, that makes you no better than the criminal.

"How many more stories do you have to hear before you do the right thing and stop rewarding men that are predators? Why are you so cowardly that you would take the softer, easier way out?"

In the note, which the Nip/Tuck actress shared on Twitter, Rose called on the Hollywood executives to be better, to "break free" from secrecy because their souls will be "blighted" if they continue to give offenders projects.

On Friday (14Oct16), Rose sensationally revealed she had been raped, but she did not name her alleged attacker. She also claimed a female attorney told her she would never win a claim against a studio head because she's done a sex scene in a film.

"Because it's been an open secret in Hollywood/Media & they shamed me while adulating my rapist #WhyWomenDontReport," she tweeted. "Because my ex sold our movie to my rapist for distribution #WhyWomenDontReport... It is time for some goddamned honesty in this world."

Rose had previously revealed that she was encouraged to wear form-fitting trousers and a tank top which showed off her cleavage to audition for an Adam Sandler film.

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