Rose McGowan Shares Story Of Sexual Assault on Twitter: “It Is Time For Some Goddamned Honesty In This World”

Rose McGowan Header

Rose McGowan made headlines Thursday after posting a series of tweets alleging that a prominent Hollywood executive raped her. The tweets were shared under #WhyWomenDontReport, a hashtag that sexual assault survivors are using to highlight how the Trump campaign’s shameful attempts to discredit and belittle the women accusing him of sexual assault are an example of rape culture at its finest.

In the tweets, McGowan shares that her criminal attorney discouraged her from bringing her alleged rapist to trial—the reason being that a woman who had “done a sex scene in a film” wouldn’t be believed in court. The actor also used the moment to condemn Hollywood’s willingness to protect her alleged rapist, all the while shaming her into silence.


Rose McGowan Tweet Id Never Win

Rose McGowan Tweet Hollywood Adulated Rapist

Rose McGowan Tweet Distribution

Rose McGowan Tweet Honesty

Free Download: 
A Feminist Guide to the Resistance

Don't give up the fight! Featuring inspiring interviews with resistance leaders; how-tos on community organizing, running for office, and much, more. Plus, get the latest from BUST.

McGowan's ordeal is yet another sobering reminder of the lengths that people will go to protect powerful men’s sense of entitlement over women’s bodies. We commend her brave stand against rape culture. Clearly, there’s still a substantial amount of work that needs to be done before Hollywood (and society at large) can be considered a safe place for women—but thanks to the bravery of people like McGowan, we’re getting closer. We’re incredibly honored to announce that McGowan will be featured on the December/January cover of BUST! #ROSEARMY

Top image via Instagram

More From BUST

Michelle Obama Gave An Awe-Inspiring Speech Against Donald Trump And His Misogyny

Rose McGowan Says Donald Trump Is A 'Murderer In The Making'

The Ultimate Guide To Feminist-Friendly Horror Movies

Support Feminist Media! During these troubling political times, independent feminist media is more vital than ever. If our bold, uncensored reporting on women’s issues is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $25, $50, or whatever you can afford, to protect and sustain BUST.com. Thanks so much—we can’t spell BUST without U.