Harvey Weinstein accuser Rose McGowan claims attorney Lisa Bloom offered her $6million to publicly support the disgraced media mogul who she says raped her.
In an emotional statement posted to what appears to be her private Facebookaccount, the former Charmed star accused celebrity attorney Lisa Bloom of approaching her literary agent to try and influence McGowan to publicly support Weinstein.
Bloom had represented Weinstein before resigning on October 7 after the scandal broke.
McGowan, who was one of the first women to publicly allege that Weinstein had sexually assaulted her, revealed she did not sign a non-disclosure agreement after reaching a settlement with the media mogul for $100,000 after she claims he raped her at a hotel room in 1997 during the Sundance Film Festival.
‘You know what is truth, Lisa? I feel like people should know that you’ve been calling my literary agent and saying there’d be money for me if I got on the “Harvey’s Changed” bandwagon?’ the actor wrote.
‘You told her that I should care about HIS reputation. How HE has a family now and how HE has changed. Well, guess what? I’ve always had a family and that didn’t stop him from assaulting me.’
Attorney Lisa Bloom (pictured November 2016) said representing disgraced media mogul Harvey Weinstein was a ‘colossal mistake’ and denies allegations she offered to pay Rose McGowan to publicly support Weinstein
McGowan has said that up until the night before the New York Times article was released with the bombshell revelations, she was offered six million dollars to ‘be silenced’ but she refused.
The actress claims that Charles Harder, another former Weinstein lawyer and Bloom co-counsel, met with her attorney to ‘find out what you two pigs were going to do to me IF I TELL THE TRUTH.’
‘I have to pay for two men to have coffee and croissants at a fancy restaurant to discuss MY ASSAULT and what would happen to me if I DIDN’T SHUT UP FOREVER’ she wrote.
‘When I was hurt by the Monster, my then lawyer was someone named David Feldman and he is the one who came at me with the $100,000 offer. He was just trying to curry favor from the swine, Lisa, just like you,’ McGowan wrote.
‘It would never have occurred to me to ask for money. Truly. The “payout” came after I asked my then powerful managers for help getting justice…A meeting took place between me and a bull framed criminal attorney, a women (sic), who seemed to delight that since I had done a sex scene in a movie, I would never win,’ she continued.
‘So I took the 100k. Two reasons. 1) it was my only way of telling the SWINE I was not willing to play along. He went ballistic… 2) Disgusting Hollywood people gave me hardcore PTSD and I needed out.’
Bloom vehemently denies McGowan’s allegations.
‘I never called Rose McGowan’s literary agent. I don’t even know who her agent is. I never threatened Rose McGowan, nor offered her money, nor reached out to her. This is completely false,’ Bloom said in the statement to BuzzFeed News.
‘I have withdrawn from my representation of Harvey Weinstein and apologized for being involved in this. I am sorry for the pain Rose McGowan is in. But this is completely false.’
McGowan claims that Bloom threatened her in an attempt to silence her.