Rose McGowan Delivered a Powerful Message to Assault Victims

"We are free. We are strong."

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Rose McGowan has delivered an impassioned message to victims of sexual misconduct in her first public appearance since accusing producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault.

Rose was a keynote speaker at a women's conference yesterday, and made it clear that the fight against sexual harassment did not begin and end with Weinstein.

McGowan said,

"I have been silenced for 20 years. I have been slut-shamed. I have been harassed. I have been maligned and you know what? I'm just like you because what happened to me behind the scenes happens to all of us in this society and that cannot stand and it will not stand.
We are free. We are strong. We are one massive, collective voice—that is what Rose Army is about."

Discussing the social movement known as the "#RoseArmy," McGowan explained, "The rose is not me. It's the actual flower because we have thorns and our thorns carry justice, and our thorns carry consequence."

Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Cara Delevingne, and many others have gone on record with accusations of sexual misconduct against the Harvey Weinstein. McGowan has been one of the leading voices against sexual assault in Hollywood.

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