Rose McGowan Takes on Hollywood: A Timeline

Rose McGowan Takes on Hollywood: A Timeline
From Rolling Stone - October 13, 2017

For nearly a week, Rose McGowan has been vocal in her support of the rising number of women revealing allegations of Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault, harassment, and misconduct. Just after midnight EST on Thursday, the actress, 44, announced on her Instagram page that said Twitter took away her ability to speak out on against the Hollywood producer. "TWITTER HAS SUSPENDED ME. THERE ARE POWERFUL FORCES AT WORK. BE MY VOICE."

McGowan posted a snapshot of a message from Twitter that said it was determined that she "violated the Twitter Rules," and would be limited to sending Direct Messages to her followers yet be deprived of tweets, retweets and likes. Her account would be restored in 12 hours.

At 9:20 a.m. EST Thursday, Twitter unlocked McGowan's account after she deleted the offending post in question. According to theHollywood Reporter, Twitter's chief spokesperson Kristin Binns said that McGowan's account was suspended because "one of her tweets included a private phone number, which violates our Terms of Service."McGowan ended up deleting a tweet that read, "Anonymously sent to me. They all knew. It starts here." It included a picture of an email that seemed to be setting up a meeting between her and Bob Weinstein and included his email signature and number.

But McGowan's ire against the film industry did not come out of nowhere. Here, a timeline of how McGowan became one of Hollywood's biggest critics.

1996: McGowan plays Tatum Riley, the best friend of Neve Campbell's character Sidney Prescott in the hit horror movie Scream. She receives her first credit at Miramax, which the Weinstein brothers founded in 1979.

1997: An undisclosed incident allegedly occurs between McGowan and Weinstein in a hotel room during the Sundance Film Festival.

1997: McGowan is 23 years old when she reaches a $100,000 settlement, which prevents her from discussing the incident, according to The New York Times. Legal documents show that the settlement is "not to be construed as an admission" by Weinstein, but means to "avoid litigation and buy peace."

1998: McGowan acts alongside Ben Affleck in the science fiction horror movie Phantoms. It is her second and final Miramax credit.

2001: After starring in JawBreaker (1999), McGowan joins the cast ofCharmed on The WB, replacing one of its lead actresses, Shannon Doherty.

2005: The Weinstein brothers leave Miramax and create Weinstein Company. McGowan is released from her contract at The WB after shooting the series finale of Charmed.

2007: McGowan lands top billing in director Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror, which, combined with Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof, becomes Grindhouse, a homage to B-movies, exploitation films and double features. The movie names Weinstein Co. as producer. (McGowan and costar Rosario Dawson shared the cover of Rolling Stone to promote the film.)


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