She’s been a foremost voice in the ongoing culture change in Hollywood.
Rose McGowan was snapped on Saturday leaving the Beverly Hills, California restaurant Cuvee Saturday, where she had lunch in a lithe, stylish ensemble.
The Brave author, 44, wore an oversize long-sleeved creme top with a hood and torn swaths on the side, black leggings, black sneakers and dark black sunglasses that read ‘Rise of the Woman’ on the round lenses on the daytime outing.
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Rise of the Woman: Rose McGowan, 44, was snapped on Saturday leaving the Beverly Hills, California restaurant Cuvee Saturday, where she had lunch in a lithe, stylish ensemble
Her close-cropped locks were jet black and under her hood as she left the swanky eatery with a black drawstring bag.
It’s been an emotional time for McGowan, one of the first of more than 80 women to accuse Hollywood honcho Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and misconduct amid her claims the producer raped her in 1997. McGowan earlier this week chimed in amid the death of her former manager Jill Messick, who took her own life earlier this month.
Rose said, ‘For Jill: May your family find some measure of solace during this pain.’
Referring to Weinstein, she wrote: ‘That one man could cause so much damage is astounding, but tragically true. The bad man did this to us both.’
Step by step: The outspoken entertainer has emerged as one of the prime voices in the ongoing cultural shift against sexual abuse and harassment
Pensive: The Charmed actress rummaged through her drawstring purse outside the establishment
She continued, ‘May you find peace on the astral plane. May you find serenity with the stars.’
The statement came after Messick’s family issued a statement criticizing both Weinstein – who Messick had worked for from 1997 thru 2003 – and McGowan over the chain of events that led to Messick’s death at 50.
‘Over the past few months, many women have come out with allegations against Harvey Weinstein, including Rose McGowan, who has repeatedly spoken with the press, striking out against not only her alleged attacker, but a great many others,’ said the family, who indicated Messick suffering from bipolar disorder. ‘One of them was Jill, who chose to remain silent in the face of Rose’s slanderous statements against her for fear of undermining the many individuals who came forward in truth.’
Breaking her silence: Rose earlier this week posted a message on social media remembering her late manager Jill Messick
Gone but not forgotten: Jill Messick, snapped in 2007, was found dead in LA on February 7
Chiming in: Rose earlier this week lent her thoughts over the school shooting in Parkland, Florida
‘She opted not to add to the feeding frenzy, allowing her name and her reputation to be sullied despite having done nothing wrong. She never chose to be a public figure, that choice was taken away from her.’
The family said that for Jill to see ‘her name in headlines again and again, as part of one person’s attempt to gain more attention for her personal cause, along with Harvey’s desperate attempt to vindicate himself, was devastating’ and ‘broke’ her.
Rose also chimed in with an impassioned message on Wednesday after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people were gunned down at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School by a suspect identified as a 19-year-old who was previously expelled from the school.
‘Oh Florida, Oh America,’ she wrote. ‘Rivers of tears and sorrow caused by men that fear a reality they created.
‘Our hearts are so tired of breaking, but they will continue to break because it’s all that is left to us citizens. Do better. For the love of God, do better. #RIP #Florida.’