Actor and activist Rose McGowan, who has been in the news for the past two years, has filed a lawsuit against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. She also sues his former-attorneys Lisa Bloom and David Boies and the spy firm Black Cube. She alleges Weinstein, lawyers and spies of intimidating her, silencing her and derailing her career in lawsuit, BBC reported.

McGowan, one of the many actors who have accused film producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment in 2017, gets a two-hour documentary.

The lawsuit was filed on Wednesday. It alleges that Weinstein and team conspired with his attorneys against McGowan to discredit her allegation that the producer raped her at the Sundance Film Festival in 1997, reports variety.com. They teamed up to silence McGowan after they heard she was writing a book.

Key Takeaways:

  • Actress Rose McGowan has filed a lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein, his former-attorneys Lisa Bloom and David Boies and the spy firm Black Cube, accusing them of trying to silence her.
  • McGowan said they wanted to discredit her allegation that the producer raped her at the Sundance Film Festival in 1997 so they tried to silence her after they heard she was writing a book.
  • McGowan was one of the pioneers of the #MeToo movement, and was one of the first people to accuse Weinstein of rape in 2017.
  • Weinstein was accused of sexually harassing or abusing over 75 women, which later he denied of being involved in.

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McGowan made headlines when she kicked off the #MeToo movement. She is been actively vocal about the alleged rape by a studio head since 2017.

Weinstein was accused of sexually harassing or abusing over 75 women, which later he denied of being involved in.

Weinstein is currently awaiting trial. He pledges not guilty and said that it was consensual sex. McGowan, however, claims she was raped by him in a hotel room during a business meeting at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival. The suit says: “This case is about a diabolical and illegal effort by one of America’s most powerful men and his representatives to silence sexual-assault victims. And it is about the courageous women and journalists who persisted to reveal the truth.”

McGowan’s book Brave was published last year, revealed details on the alleged abuse and how Harvey Weinstein “poisoned the film and television industry.”

According to the book, Bloom tried to ruin the reputation of McGowan. Bloom told Weinstein, “I feel equipped to help you against the Roses of the world, because I have represented so many of them,” the book reveals. McGowan was paid $100,000 to settle her allegation.

Eric George, attorney for Bloom, told AFP news agency, “There is simply no credible factual or legal basis for her claims against my client. We look forward to our day in court to set the record straight.” Weinstein’s lawyer told the Hollywood Reporter that the allegations against him were “baseless.”

Also Read: Law alone can’t deter sexual harassment at workplace

Feature Image Credit: Los Angeles Times

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