Rose McGowan calls out Ben Affleck for his Harvey Weinstein statement: ‘You lie’

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Rose McGowan calls out Ben Affleck for his Harvey Weinstein statement: ‘You lie’

Rose McGowan did not accept Ben Affleck's statement about Harvey Weinstein, calling it a "lie" in a dramatic Twitter exchange on Tuesday.

Affleck expressed anger and sadness about Weinstein, the studio head who gave him a start in “Good Will Hunting”.  Affleck said accounts of Weinstein's mistreatment of women he read in The New Yorker made him "sick."         

“I am saddened and angry that a man who I worked with used his position of power to intimidate, sexually harass and manipulate many women over decades," Affleck wrote. "The additional allegations of assault that I read this morning made me sick. This is completely unacceptable, and I find myself asking what I can do to make sure this doesn’t happen to others."         

McGowan, one of the actresses mentioned in a    New York Times report which first publicly addressed decades of harassment by Weinstein,   shot back a simple expletive to Affleck on Twitter.         

Then McGowan addressed a Tweet to Affleck recalling an alleged conversation between the two stars which suggests Affleck knew about Weinstein's actions (The two worked on 1998's  “Phantoms” together and have not collaborated since).         

"(Expletive)! I TOLD HIM TO STOP DOING THAT" you said that to my face. The press conf I was made to go to after assault. You lie,"  McGowan wrote.         

She followed it up with: "You want to play, let's play."

USA TODAY has reached out to Affleck's representative for comment.

McGowan has tweeted about the Weinstein scandal and chastised her fellow actresses in a post Saturday for failing to stand up. "Ladies of Hollywood, your silence is deafening," she wrote.         

On Monday, McGowan tweeted about designer   Donna Karan's remarks defending Weinstein. She has campaigned on Twitter for the rest of The Weinstein Company board to resign. Weinstein was fired on Sunday from the company he co-founded.         

 

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