12 Things You Didn’t Know About Rose McGowan
Rose McGowan has had a very colorful life – totally unlike that of most starlets – and she documented much of it in her memoir Brave, as well as in various interviews. She’s been famous for over two decades now and in recent months she’s found herself in the news a lot. Since people are so curious about the outspoken advocate for women, check out these 12 things most people don’t know about Rose McGowan:
12. She Never Got Along with Alyssa Milano
In her memoir, Brave, the actress turned activist hinted that she didn’t get along with Alyssa Milano on the set of Charmed. “There definitely could have been drama on the set, but I refused to take part in it,” she wrote. Following the release of her book, however, McGowan has been more open about her dislike of her former co-star. “I don’t like her,” she told Nightline co-anchor Juju Chan. “Cause I think she’s a lie.” She then referenced Milano’s husband, David Bugliari who works as an agent in Hollywood. “Do you think I don’t know these people? Do the math. Who’s behind Time’s Up? CAA. Where do they meet? CAA? Who needs good PR? CAA. Who are part of the pimp problem? CAA.”
11. Raped by an Oscar-Winning Director when She Was 15
McGowan has been very vocal about Harvey Weinstein and how he allegedly assaulted her at Sundance back in 1997, but this wasn’t the first time that she had been assaulted by a Hollywood heavyweight. She alleges that when she was 15 an Oscar-winning director raped her. “I think you know, when he took me home after he met me and he showed me a softcore porn movie he’d made for Showtime under a different name of course that’s when I learned what nam-myoho-renge-kyo was because it was involved with this softcore porn,” she told Ronan Farrow. “And then he had sex with me and then he left me next to Cafe Tropicale in Silverlake standing on a street corner.” Although she had filed this away in her mind as a sexual experience, she later realized that it was statutory rape.