Rose McGowan Writes Open Letter Urging Hollywood to Stop Working with "Offenders"

This comes after she revealed her own rape last week.

Rose McGowan
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While she didn't directly name a subject matter nor the studio head she claims raped her (opens in new tab) in an earlier set of tweets, Rose McGowan's message to Hollywood in a powerful open letter is crystal clear: Stop working with sexual offenders.

"How many more stories do you have to hear before you do the right thing and stop rewarding men that are predators?" she wrote. "Why are you so cowardly that you would take the softer, easier way out? I can tell you this, your soul is a blighted one if you do so."

She ended the note with another call for bravery. "Your personal legacy, the very fabric of your being, is at stake, so fight for it. I know you have it in you to be better. I know you have it in you to break free from the bonds of secrecy. So do it."

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Chelsea Peng
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Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at MarieClaire.com. She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.