Rose McGowan cancels film festival appearance amid Weinstein allegations

Brunilde Fioravanti
Ottobre 19, 2017

Oh man. We have a feeling this cancellation has something to do with the reports that the indie movie mogul may still be prosecuted for raping McGowan at the Sundance Film Festival in 1997.

"We are sorry to announce that we've just been informed that Rose McGowan has canceled all upcoming public appearances due to compounding factors surrounding recent revelations in the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment case".

The announcement came late Wednesday evening, less than 24 hours before McGowan was scheduled to be in Wichita.

Rose McGowan has canceled multiple appearances at the Kansas film festival, in the wake of leading the charge in taking down Harvey Weinstein and exposing his predatory sexual behavior.

"I told the head of your studio that HW raped me".

"If that isn't the definition of corruption, I don't know what is", Carlson said.

The Tallgrass Film Festival's Creative Director Lela Meadow-Conner expressed disappointment that McGowan, 44, could no longer attend, but added that they "understand that her well-being is the priority".

According to The Hollywood Reporter, since Utah has a law called "tolling" that essentially stops the clock on the statute of limitations when a potential defendant is out of state, and Weinstein has only been a yearly visitor to Utah, she could actually attempt to seek justice through the court system. "We'll seize this opportunity to amplify her message and celebrate all the women filmmakers with works here at the 15th annual festival". "We also felt that, in the process of the deserved attention her activism receives, arguably her presence as an independent film icon and genuine filmmaking talent can get lost in the mix".

Weinstein has denied any allegations of non-consensual sex in a statement to The New Yorker.

Well said. In place of McGowan's appearance, the festival has pulled together a panel of women filmmakers, named #WokeWomen: A Candid Conversation with Tallgrass' Female Filmmakers.

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