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Disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein has officially been indicted on rape and sex crime charges.
Many people have reacted to the indictment, but we don’t think anyone has been as vocal as Rose McGowan, who has spoken out from the moment the sexual abuse allegations first started flying back in October last year…
“INDICTED. FINALLY. I’ve been indicted by the media he’s bought out for years to trash me. Now it is a new chapter for both of us,” Rose wrote as part of a long Instagram comment.
“What would others say about you if they didn’t know who you were? Who I am has been told to the world for me in magazines, newspapers, blogs, videos, tabloids.
“The narrative of me—my story—has been sold to you as a work of fiction. The media often cuts you when they can, especially if they’ve been paid off to – the journalists and reporters who are safe in their cubicles and do not have to drown in your tears or see the bruises. All they see is numbers. Views. Ratings.
“And all you were told is that I was a horror show. Someone damaged. Someone off-kilter. Someone not right.
“Luckily, many worldwide saw through this fiction, sadly, far more continue to hound me with this false narrative without realizing that every evil thing they repeat about me means they are doing the work of a rapist.”
Although Harvey Weinstein has been indicted, attorney Ben Brafman has stated that his client will plead “not guilty” to the allegations against him. Look away now, Rose…
“The announcement of Mr. Weinstein’s indictment, does not come as a surprise,” Ben Brafman said in a statement.
“We remind everyone that an indictment is merely a formal accusation. Mr. Weinstein intends to enter a plea of not guilty and vigorously defend against these unsupported allegations that he strongly denies.
“We will soon formally move to dismiss the indictment and if this case actually proceeds to trial, we expect Mr. Weinstein to be acquitted.”