Rose McGowan appeared on The View Tuesday, to promote her memoir Brave, which details her harrowing childhood and her journey to stardom. She also delves in to her 1997 rape at the hands of Harvey Weinstein, which she also discussed on the show.
McGowan then called out Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake, who she says are complicit in the very things they supposedly stand against. According to McGowan's book, she met up with Affleck following the alleged rape, which unfolded in Weinstein's Sundance hotel room. When she turned up to the photo op where Affleck was, he noticed she was visibly shaken and said, "Goddamn it. I told him to stop doing that."
As for Timberlake, McGowan says his work with Woody Allen contradicts his support for the #MeToo and Time's Up movements. "I'm sorry to puncture your heroes, but sometimes these heroes need to be better," she said. Last year, Timberlake co-starred in Allen's period drama Wonder Wheel, which flopped at the box office.
Allen has been accused of sexually assaulting his adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow in 1992, when Farrow was just seven years old. He has repeatedly denied the allegations. While many actors have denounced the director in recent weeks, there are still some who continue to support him, including Diane Keaton and Alec Baldwin.
When she wasn't busy relitigating the past, McGowan spoke eloquently about the #MeToo and Time's Up movements, saying that she's 100% behind #MeToo but has some reservations regarding Time's Up. "The intentions are good but I know the people behind it, it's four CAA agents who needed good PR," she said in reference to the talent agency's involvement in Weinstein's complicity machine. "I hope desperately that they help these women."
McGowan's long-awaited memoir Brave hits shelves on Tuesday, January 30.