Meryl Streep Targeted in Ad Campaign Accusing Her of Keeping Silent About Harvey Weinstein
The posters have been appearing all over Hollywood, including across from the Screen Actors Guild, where Streep is a prominent member.
Meryl Streep is under attack in posters popping up across Los Angeles that claim she knew about Harvey Weinstein’s predatory behavior but kept silent.
The posters depict the Oscar winner posing with the disgraced producer. The words, "She knew," appear over her eyes.
The images were put up in the dead of night at strategic locations across the city where they'd have the most impact. One is across the street from the headquarters of the Screen Actors Guild, where Streep is a prominent member.
On Wednesday, the organization sent workers to tear the poster down.
The poster also popped up on Hollywood Boulevard, with yet another across from the Fox Studio lot in Century City, the studio behind Streep’s new movie, The Post.
There is another by Streep's home in Pasadena.
The posters appear to be inspired by the work of artist Barbara Kruger, but she claims she didn't make them.
The posters popped up after fiery actress Rose McGowan slammed Streep on Twitter for “happily [working] for the pig monster."
"Your silence is the problem,” McGowan added. “I despise your hypocrisy."
But Streep claims she was unaware of any sexual misconduct committed by Weinstein.
"I did not know about Weinstein’s crimes," Streep said in a statement. "I wasn't deliberately silent. I didn't know this was happening."
Streep also said that she made sure McGowan has gotten her number so they can speak. McGowan has not yet called, according to a report.
Since emerging as a major advocate for women over the last couple of months, McGowan has stepped up her crusade, moderating a panel for New York Magazine that brought together eight women who have brought allegations against Weinstein, comedian Louis C.K. and NPR host John Hockenberry. Even two of President Trump's accusers were there.
Trump denies ever meeting any of the women accusing him of sexual misdeeds.
“My beef is really with all the women that are complicit,” McGowan said during the panel. “They are the people I find most reprehensible.”
Weinstein has denied any allegations of non-consensual sex.
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