Rose McGowan feels Oprah Winfrey is not sincere with her support of the #MeToo movement.
“I am glad more are seeing the ugly truth of @Oprah,” the “Charmed” alum, 47, tweeted Sunday along with an old photo of the talk show host, now 67, smiling alongside convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein. “I wish she were real, but she isn’t.”
McGowan, one of the alleged victims of sexual assault, wrote, “From being pals with Weinstein to abandoning & destroying Russell Simmons’ victims, she is about supporting a sick power structure for personal gain, she is as fake as they come. #lizard.”
Harvey Weinstein’s extensive list of alleged sexual assaults stretching all the way back to the 1970s sparked the movement called #MeToo in October 2017, with McGowan among the first of dozens of women to accuse him of rape.
The disgraced film mogul, who has denied having “any non-consensual sex,” was convicted in February 2020 of two felonies.
Meanwhile, 20 women have accused Simmons of rape and sexual assault. The 63-year-old music executive has rejected the allegations and maintained a low profile in recent years, though he emerged earlier this month in the Hamptons.
McGowan’s tweet appears to be referring to Winfrey’s near-involvement in a 2020 documentary named “On the Record” about Simmons’ alleged sexual misconduct.
While the multi-hyphenate was initially signed on to executive produce the picture, she ultimately backed out due to disagreements with filmmakers.
“I have decided that I will no longer be the executive producer on the untitled Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering documentary, and it will not air on Apple TV+,” Winfrey stated in a January 2020 statement to the Hollywood Reporter.
“I want it to be known that I unequivocally believe and support women. Their stories deserve to be told and heard. In my opinion, there is more work to be done on the film to illuminate the full scope of what the victims endured, and it has become clear that the filmmakers and I are not aligned in that creative vision,” she added.