Rose McGowan has explained why she never really liked working in Hollywood where agents acted like ‘low-key human traffickers’ and ‘pimps’ who were paid to put naked woman on screen.
The actress and activist shared in an image of herself during the height of her acting career on Sunday along with her thoughts on show business.
‘I get asked a lot if I ever liked working in Hollywood. My answer is no. I never did. It was a means to my end. My goals. My Hollywood was a job filled with mostly sociopathic predators shooting damaged fish in a barrel,’ she began.
‘We, the beautiful ones, we were the fish. We were their targets. The truth of it is that the beautiful ones are looked at as the weak gazelles in the herd, the ones that limp under the attention they receive. It was too much for me.’
McGowan, who accused Harvey Weinstein of sexually assaulting her in the 1990s, was one of the leading activists of the global #MeToo movement that ultimately saw him convicted and jailed earlier this year.
Rose McGowan has explained why she never really liked working in Hollywood where agents acted like ‘low-key human traffickers’ and ‘pimps’ who were paid to put naked woman on screen
‘Honestly, I think agents in Hollywood are low-key human traffickers,’ she said toward the end of the post
‘Honestly, I think agents in Hollywood are low-key human traffickers,’ she continued.
‘Anyone who makes money in a negotiation of how long my right breast can be on the screen and PROFITS from it?! Sanctioned pimping if you ask me. Listen to your clients. Respect them. Don’t sell your clients out to the invisible rules of bullsh*t Hollywood. PS you always did suck.’
In other parts of her post the Charmed star talked about the things that she was consistently told in Hollywood, including that she was ‘intimidating’ to men because of her vocabulary.
‘Once by (in my opinion) my dead souled agent, Leslie Siebert, at the creepy agency Gersh- Good old Leslie told me not to speak so much in meetings, that I was intimidating the men in the audition room with my vocabulary. I was destroyed by that comment. It was late in my “career” and I was stunned. Imagine how tired I was?
‘Years of that directly to my face. But it was so demoralizing. I went into my car and cried and tried to figure out a way out of my life. Being trapped on the other side of the screen fucking sucked for me. But here’s the thing, none of it was a shock.
‘I always knew I’d be famous and I always knew it was not the big deal. The Culture Reset is the big deal. So, in hindsight, @lesliesiebert and #Gersh go f**k yourselves.
In other parts of her post the Charmed star talked about the things that she was consistently told in Hollywood, including that she was ‘intimidating’ to men because of her vocabulary
The actress, who accused Harvey Weinstein (pictured together) of sexually assaulting her in the 1990s, was one of the leading activists of the global #MeToo movement that ultimately saw him convicted and jailed earlier this year
‘You did me a favor. You helped get me mad enough to crack the glass ceiling of thought. I hope now you take your clients seriously. They are smarter than you. How you treat them is how they are treated is how the world is treated. Stop it,’ McGowan wrote.
She then reiterated her disdain for show business, saying: ‘Look in my eyes. Ask me again if I liked it. No. But you wouldn’t either if you’d been made fun of, shunned, looked down upon, considered dirty all because someone everyone knew as King Predator and a total piece of sh*t, told them to do so directly or indirectly.’
Last month, McGowan claimed in an interview with Mariella Frostrup on the new Times Radio channel that Weinstein had been regularly making million dollar payments to ensure his victims didn’t speak out – and that she ‘tricked him’ after she ‘refused’ to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA).
‘I said I wanted a hundred thousand dollars. And I think he got so excited. And I said I wanted less money but I don’t want to sign a non-disclosure,’ the Mirror reported.
‘….So I had a document that proved what he’d done and didn’t have an NDA.’
Weinstein was hospitalized with chest pains hours after receiving a 23-year sentence earlier this year.
Later in March, he reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 and was put in isolation for 14-days at Wende Correctional Facility in Western New York.
He is now being held in the prison’s residential mental health unit, where he remains on suicide watch, a prison official said in April.
Weinstein was convicted of raping an aspiring actress in 2013 and forcibly performing oral sex on a TV and film production assistant in 2006.
McGowan has previously claimed that she forwent having children so she could ‘keep on fighting’ against Weinstein and insisted she won’t be free of the disgraced mogul until one of them is dead.