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Rose McGowan Accuses Amazon, Jeff Bezos Of Weinstein Rape Coverup

Less than a week after it first hit, the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal fallout has spread across multiple Hollywood circles, and moments ago it appears to have dragged in none other than Amazon CEO, and the world’s 2nd richest man, Jeff Bezos.

In a series of tweets on Thursday afternoon, Rose McGowan, one of the at least 20 women who have accused Weinstein of sexual assault, and who was locked out of twitter overnight after attacking Ben Affleck, accused the Batman star of lying about his knowledge of Weinstein’s alleged sexual assaults of women, dragged Jeff Bezos into the Weinstein scandal.

McGowan claims that Amazon optioned a television series from her only to kill it soon after when she voiced concern about a possible move the company was making to bailout Weinstein. McGowan also accused Amazon of winning “a dirty Oscar” by working with accused rapist Harvey Weinstein, despite being warned of accusations against him.

‘I told the head of your studio that HW raped me. Over & over I said it. He said it hadn’t been proven. I said I was the proof,’ said McGowan on Thursday in a tweet directed at company founder Jeff Bezos.

‘I had already sold a script I wrote to your studio, it was in development. When I heard a Weinstein bailout was in the works.’

Amazon executives, McGowan also claimed, did nothing when McGowan warned them about Weinstein. McGowan is one of several women to have settled with Weinstein. “I forcefully begged studio head to do the right thing. I was ignored,” she wrote. “Deal was done. Amazon won a dirty Oscar.”

Her full tweets:

  • I told the head of your studio that HW raped me. Over & over I said it. He said it hadn’t been proven. I said I was the proof.
  • I had already sold a script I wrote to your studio, it was in development. When I heard a Weinstein bailout was in the works
  • I forcefully begged studio head to do the right thing. I was ignored. Deal was done. Amazon won a dirty Oscar.
  • I called my attorney & said I want to get my script back, but before I could, #2 @amazonstudios called to say my show was dead
  • I am calling on you to stop funding rapists, alleged pedos and sexual harassers. I love @amazon but there is rot in Hollywood
  • Be the change you want to see in the world. Stand with truth. #ROSEARMY #Amazon

Here are her tweets (and a snapshot) just in case @Jack decides to suspend her account again.





According to the Mail, That ‘dirty Oscar’ seems to be a reference to Casey Affleck’s Best Actor win for ‘Manchester by the Sea’ earlier this year, an award that Ben’s younger brother took home despite two women accusing him of sexual harassment. McGowan did not identify Casey by name, but the only other Oscars that Amazon has won are the Best Original Screenplay award for Kenneth Lonergan and Best Foreign Language Film for the Iranian drama ‘The Salesman.’

Amazon picked up ‘Manchester by the Sea’ at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival for a near-record $10 million, and the film ultimately ended up netting the movie industry upstart seven Oscar nominations and two wins.

It is unclear what role Weinstein played in the funding or sale of Manchester, but he has worked frequently with the film’s two leads Casey and Michelle Williams as well as the executive producer of the picture Matt Damon.

Amazon said that the studio was ‘reviewing our options for the projects we have with The Weinstein Company’ earlier this week. McGowan also did not name the executive she was referencing in her Twitter thread.

While the deal between herself and Amazon was never confirmed, but in June 2016 Amazon Studios head Roy Price did post a photo of himself with McGowan. ‘You come talking that trash we’ll pull your card. Tough face contest lost to @rosemcgowan #eazye #rosearmy,’ wrote Price.

He is now finding himself at the mercy of the #rosearmy himself after the actress’ tweets. ‘I called my attorney & said I want to get my script back, but before I could, #2 @amazonstudios called to say my show was dead,’ claimed McGowan.


Rose McGowan (above with Amazon studio head Roy Price in June 2016)

Separately, earlier on Thursday, twitter provided an explanation for why it had suspended McGowan’s twitter account:

We have been in touch with Ms. McGowan’s team. We want to explain that her account was temporarily locked because one of her Tweets included a private phone number, which violates our Terms of Service.  The Tweet was removed and her account has been unlocked. We will be clearer about these policies and decisions in the future.  Twitter is proud to empower and support the voices on our platform, especially those that speak truth to power. We stand with the brave women and men who use Twitter to share their stories, and will work hard every day to improve our processes to protect those voices.

We now await Bezos’ response.