’We are both, together with all the women in our business, standing in defiance of the same implacable foe.’Meryl Streep
has responded to Rose McGowan
’s weekend tweet accusing her of hypocrisy for planning to wear black to the Golden Globes in protest over sexual harassment, claiming, “I did not know about Weinstein’s crimes.”
McGowan said the silence of Streep and others who “happily worked for The Pig Monster [Harvey Weinstein
]” was the problem. McGowan has claimed Weinstein raped her. Others have come forward with the same allegation and Weinstein has “unequivocally” denied any non-consensual sex.
However Streep, who won the 2012 lead actress Oscar for playing former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher
in The Iron Lady
, a film The Weinstein Company distributed and campaigned for, said she never knew about Weinstein’s alleged misconduct.
She added that she stood in defiance with McGowan and other women against ”the same implacable foe: a status quo that wants