Rose McGowan lashes out at Jeff Bezos, says 'HW' raped herby Richard Bailey 12/10/2017 19:11:00 0 comments 1 Views
- Rose McGowan posted a series on Thursday claiming that Amazon Studio killed her TV series over statements she made about her rapist 'HW'
- 'I told the head of your studio that HW raped me. Over & over I said it. He said it hadn’t been proven. I said I was the proof,' said McGowan on Thursday
- 'I had already sold a script I wrote to your studio, it was in development. When I heard a Weinstein bailout was in the works,' she added
- She said that she then 'begged studio head to do the right thing' but was ignored, and soon after Amazon won 'a dirty Oscar'
- McGowan did not reveal what executive she was referring to on Twitter. Amazon studio head Roy Price posted a photo of himself with McGowan in June 2016
- She claims that when she tried to pursue legal action in order to get her series back, she was told that it was dead by Amazon
By Chris Spargo For Dailymail.com
Published: 16:28 EDT, 12 October 2017 | Updated: 19:11 EDT, 12 October 2017
Rose McGowan is claiming that Amazon optioned a television series from her only to kill it while still in development after she voiced her concern about a possible move the company was making to bailout 'Weinstein.'
'I told the head of your studio that HW raped me. Over & over I said it. He said it hadn’t been proven. I said I was the proof,' said McGowan on Thursday in a tweet directed at company founder Jeff Bezos.
'I had already sold a script I wrote to your studio, it was in development. When I heard a Weinstein bailout was in the works.'
She then added: 'I forcefully begged studio head to do the right thing. I was ignored. Deal was done. Amazon won a dirty Oscar.'
'HW' is apparently a reference to Harvey Weinstein, whose representative Sallie Hofmeister has said that he client 'unequivocally denies ... any allegations of non-consensual contact.'
An hour after she posted her tweets, Amazon got hit with sexual harassment allegations of their own after an employee said in an interview that Roy Price made unwanted sexual advances towards her at a work event.
'You will like my dick,' Price allegedly told his lesbian co-worker just hours after meeting her for the first time.
Amazon did not respond to repeated requests for comment.
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New claims: Rose McGowan (above with Amazon studio head Roy Price in June 2016) posted a series on Thursday claiming that Amazon Studio killed her TV series over statements she made about her rapist 'HW'
Getting started: McGowan directed all her tweets at Jeff Bezos, the head of Amazon
Not approved: 'I had already sold a script I wrote to your studio, it was in development. When I heard a Weinstein bailout was in the works,' said McGowan
Manchester madness: That 'dirty Oscar' seems to be a reference to Casey Affleck's Best Actor win for 'Manchester by the Sea' earlier this year
Taking a stand: When McGowan got to work trying to get her script back she learned that the project had been killed, ending her chances of continuing on the series
Positive message: McGowan urged Bezos to 'be the change he wants to see in the world'
Isa Hackett said that she first met price in July of 2015 when the two attended an event at Comic Con, telling The Hollywood Reporter that Price invited her to a party later that evening and they shared a cab to the venue.
It was during that cab ride when Price began to proposition Hackett and speak about how much she would appreciate his genitalia she claims, at which point she informed her co-worker that she was happily married to another woman and had a child.
Then, once they arrived at the party, Hackett, 50, claims that she was talking to executives from the company while Price, who is 51, ran over and loudly said: 'Anal sex.'
Hackett, whose father is famed author Philip K. Dick, said that she told an Amazon executives what happened almost immediately, and since that time has never seen Price at one of her events.
The studio currently produces an television adaptation of her father's series 'The Man In High Castle.'
She also said that an investigation was carried out, but she is unsure what came of it in the end.
Price is still an employee at the company, and was by Bezos' side at the Academy Awards in February.
That is when Amazon won the 'dirty Oscar' McGowan wrote about, which seems to be a reference to Casey Affleck's Best Actor win for 'Manchester by the Sea' earlier this year.
He took home that award despite two women accusing him of sexual harassment, with a clearly perturbed Brie Larson making no effort to hide her displeasure when she was forced to handover the hardware to Casey per tradition as the previous year's recipient of the Best Actress award.
McGowan did not identify Casey by name, but the only other Oscars that Amazon has won are the Best Original Screenplay award for Kenneth Lonergan and Best Foreign Language Film for the Iranian drama 'The Salesman.'
Amazon picked up 'Manchester by the Sea' at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival for a near-record $10 million, and the film ultimately ended up netting the movie industry upstart six Oscar nominations and two wins.
Those accolades came in addition to the impressive worldwide box office of over $75 million, an impressive feat given the very adult subject matter at the center of the film.
Laying low: Bezos (above in 2013) and Amazon have yet to respond to a request for comment on McGowan's tweets
Voicing disgust: McGowan said that she then 'begged studio head to do the right thing' but was ignored, and soon after Amazon won 'a dirty Oscar' (Michelle Williams and Casey Affleck in 'Manchester' above)
It is unclear what role Weinstein played in the funding or sale of Manchester, but he has worked frequently with the film's two leads - Casey and Michelle Williams - as well as the executive producer of the picture Matt Damon.
He did not however have a credited part in the production, and spent last awards season championing his own picture, 'Lion.'
Weinstein Company is developing two new series with Amazon however, one produced by Oscar-winning director and writer David O' Russell and 'The Romanoffs,' which will be Matt Weiner's follow up to his critically acclaimed series 'Mad Men.'
The disgraced executive's name is already being removed from the series.
Amazon said that the studio was 'reviewing our options for the projects we have with The Weinstein Company' earlier this week.
There is a chance that Russell's series could even be cancelled or indefinitely shelved in light of recent events.
McGowan did not name the executive she was referencing in her Twitter thread.
The deal between herself and Amazon was never confirmed, but in June 2016 Amazon Studios head Roy Price did post a photo of himself with McGowan.
'You come talking that trash we'll pull your card. Tough face contest lost to @rosemcgowan #eazye #rosearmy,' wrote Price.
He is now finding himself at the mercy of the #rosearmy himself after the actress' tweets.
'I called my attorney & said I want to get my script back, but before I could, #2 @amazonstudios called to say my show was dead,' claimed McGowan.
That move meant that she was no longer able to take her screenplay to another studio or network in an attempt to develop her work elsewhere, and that Amazon would forever hold the rights.
'I am calling on you to stop funding rapists, alleged pedos and sexual harassers. I love @amazonstudios but there is rot in Hollywood.'
She closed out by stating: 'Be the change you want to see in the world. Stand with truth. #ROSEARMY #Amazon.'
Just a few minutes before she bust out her Twitter thread, McGowan posted a photo of a female samurai and wrote: 'It's on.'
McGowan revealed that she had sold her show to Amazon last September and that she was developing it with the streaming giant.