Actress Rose McGowan appeared defiant and angry as she spoke at the Women’s Convention in Detroit just two weeks after tweeting: “HW Raped Me.”
“The triggering has been insane – the monster’s face has been everywhere, my nightmare,” she said at her first public appearance since the scandal broke. “I have been silenced for 20 years. I have been slut-shamed, I have been harassed, I have been maligned, and you know what? I am just like you. What happened to me behind the scenes happens to all of us in this society. It cannot stand and will not stand.”
The allegations from the Scream star, which contributed to Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein's downfall, have now spread across America. It's being called “The Weinstein Effect,” and is responsible for bringing down other prominent men.
Prominent TV journalist Mark Halperin was fired from NBC Thursday after five women came forward with disturbing stories of sexual harassment.
Meanwhile, a third woman has come forward to accuse President George H.W. Bush of groping her.
Bestselling author Christina Baker Kline says that the former president asked her if she wanted to know his favorite book, and said “David Cop-A-Feel.' He then squeezed her rear end, hard, just as the photographer snapped the photo,” she told Slate.
The sheer number of women sharing their experiences with lurid behavior is staggering.
On Facebook, there are 4.5 million "#MeToo" posts — and counting.
Actress Ashley Judd, who accused Weinstein of sexual harassment in an explosive report in The New York Times earlier this month, met with fellow accuser, Weinstein Company production assistant Mimi Haleyi, at a media event in New York Thursday.
They discussed the scourge of misconduct in Hollywood.
"This will definitely be a tipping point and the end of it if we want,” Judd said.
Halperin and Weinstein deny any allegations of non-consensual sex.