Rose McGowan Reportedly Refused $1 Million in Hush Money From Harvey Weinstein

Robert Rodriguez says he never spoke out previous out of respect for Rose McGowan's NDA.    
    Credit Jeff Vespa  WireImage for Rogers & Cowan

Robert Rodriguez says he never spoke out previous out of respect for Rose McGowan's NDA. Credit Jeff Vespa WireImage for Rogers & Cowan

McGowan is one of several women to accuse Weinstein of rape.

"I had all these people I'm paying telling me to take it so that I could fund my art", said McGowan, 44, who no longer acts.

After receiving the recent $1 million offer, McGowan countered for a higher offer of $6 million before ultimately shooting down Weinstein's camp.

"I figured I could probably have gotten him up to three [million]", the actress said. In other words, the star's lawyer is alleging that Weinstein wanted to pay her to keep quiet about his inappropriate actions, which McGowan has called rape on Twitter, before the Times opened the floodgates with its expose. He died eight years ago.

Weinstein was sacked from The Weinstein Company on October 8 after The New York Times published an expose that detailed decades of sexual harassment allegations against him.

In response to the lengthy accusations made against Weinstein, a spokesperson for the movie mogul previously said, "Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein". "I'm just like you".

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When she arrived, she said the maître d' told her to meet Weinstein upstairs in his suite, where she remembers passing by two male assistants who she said "wouldn't look me in the eye". I have been slut-shamed.

McGowan urged others to speak against sexual assault or harassment by using the hashtag #RoseArmy.

"There are many incredible men in our business, and as soon as all this happened, I received so many emails from first ADs and a sound mixer and Harvey Hanson who created Bones, these men wrote to me and said, 'I can not believe I've been existing this way, and I will never run a set the same way again".

McGowan cautioned against accepting that alleged bad behavior in Hollywood is "an isolated thing".

"Casting Rose in a leading role in my next movie felt like the right move to make at the time - to literally make him pay", Rodriguez adds, saying how he was "inspired to create a bad ass female action heroine who loses her leg and transforms into a superhero that rights wrongs, battles adversity, mows down rapists, and survives an apocalypse to lead the lost and tired into a land of hope; all with a crackling, retro B-movie aesthetic". I have been harassed.

At first, McGowan thought about taking the money but decided that it was incredibly immoral and it "would make (her) feel disgusting".

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