Da # MeToo-movement continues to gain traction, a celebrity in particular has not shone away from talking about the brilliant injustices that have taken place in Hollywood and the entertainment industry for too long. Nogle kan kalde Rose McGowan for det meste i den igangværende kamp mod seksuel chikane og vold efter at have vendt frem med voldtægt påstand mod Harvey Weinstein i efteråret.
I de efterfølgende måneder, den første Charmed skuespillerinde, instruktør og aktivist have gathered women together, both on social media, with her sincere tweets and personally through various lectures and discussion groups to combat inequality (her loyal band of followers has even a hashtag: #ROSEARMY). Nu tager hun sit forsøg på at udskrive med hendes meget hypede memoir, Modig, ud i dag fra HarperOne.
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One of the most revealing chapters titled “Død selv” describes graphically her sexual assault in the hands of Weinstein in a whirlpool at Sundance Film Festival 1997, where she promotes her film Phantoms. “I’m naked, up to my knees in hot water,” writes she. “Jeg krøller ind i mig selv. Jeg gjorde, hvad så mange der oplever traume gør, jeg skilt og forlod min krop. I went up over myself.” Efter angrebet siger McGowan, da gik hun direkte til et foto til MTV sammen med sin kostpris Ben Affleck og fortalte ham hvad der skete. “I shake and my eyes fill with tears, I say where I’ve just come from, and my costumes remain” Goddamn it. Jeg har fortalt ham at stoppe med at gøre det, “skriver hun. (Affleck has not publicly responded to allegations that he was aware of the abuse.)
Roll down for mere surprising revelations taken from their sides.
She grew up in a religious cult in Italy.
Før McGowan flyttede til Hollywood, var hun en del af Guds Kultens Børn. Skuespilleren gets honest about how it took a toll on her self-esteem. “Aldrig en gang voksede op, I was told that I was intelligent, smart or beautiful,” she writes. “I do not know what it feels. I was never told that I could do everything I would have if I thought about it. I was told that I was not worth anything in God’s eyes. knowing that I was dirty. I was told I was dirty. And I knew they were wrong, but the words were still stuck. “
Hun blev fysisk mishandlet som barn.
Mens he lived in Oregon with his mother and five younger siblings, at the age of 10 years, McGowan was abused by his neighbor. “He knew that I had N-ordet, and he would come to my face and say it again and again until I hit him, so he had an excuse to hit me with his belt buckle,” she writes. Hun flyttede senere med sin far til Seattle, hvor mishandlingen fortsatte. “One evening the closet was opened,” she writes. “En lysstang blindede mig, men jeg vidste, på min langt stod der, han lod en skrig og grep på nakkene, dragged me out of the closet and on the floor. I managed to quit that I should call the police. sagde: ‘Jeg vil hæfte din tung til gulvet.’ Jeg vil aldrig glemme hadet i hans øjne. “
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She was involved in a violent relationship with her boyfriend.
Efter at bogen plagede en tidlig kæreste til McGowan, William, fysisk og følelsesmæssigt hende, før hun blev seksuelt overfaldet, kritiserede sin vægt og købte modetidskrifter til inspirere hende til at blive tyndere. “One night I woke my hands around my neck,” she writes. “I screamed and I realized that it was William, hugging his throat, his eyes were black, no one was home. I made a deep swelling sound, and it hit him out of the fog. He bounced a few steps I continued to believe that this was all a bit of ridiculous movie I had caught. He pushed me on the floor and dragged me by my collar. I screamed every cursing word I knew about him. var bange for mit liv. He dragged me outside across the terrace, and I tripped as he continued pulling me across the stone pavers, tearing out two of my toenails. “