Rose McGowan Says Her Rape Was an "Open Secret" in Hollywood


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In the wake of a growing national conversation about rape culture, actress and activist Rose McGowan has spoken up about her personal experiences with sexual assault in a series of recent tweets. According The Hollywood Reporter, McGowan tweeted as part of the trending #WhyWomenDontReport hashtag and all but named a Hollywood executive she says raped her.

In a series of tweets Thursday night, McGowan shared her story and her own reasons for not reporting or going public with it sooner. "A (female) criminal attorney said because I'd done a sex scene in a film I would never win against the studio head," she wrote.

McGowan referred to her assault as an "open secret" in Hollywood before calling for "some goddamned honesty in this world."

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