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Harvey Weinstein Denies Rose McGowan Sexual Misconduct Claims: It’s ‘a Bold Lie’

Updated On 31 Jan, 2018 Published On

On Tuesday, January 30, Harvey Weinstein‘s lawyer released a statement in which he denied Rose McGowan‘s claims that the filmmaker sexually assaulted her.

The Hollywood producer’s attorney Ben Brafman in the statement,

As a general matter, Harvey Weinstein and his attorneys have refrained from publicly criticizing any of the women who have made allegations of sexual assault against Mr. Weinstein despite a wealth of evidence that would demonstrate the patent falsity of these claims. Watching the ‘performance’ by Rose McGowan as she looks to promote her new book however, has made it impossible to remain quiet as she tries to smear Mr. Weinstein with a bold lie that is denied not only by Mr. Weinstein himself, but by at least two witnesses, including Ms. McGowan’s own Manager at the time who Ms. McGowan claims to have confided in the day after the alleged assault and an A-list actor Ben Affleck who Ms. McGowan claims to have also told about her encounter with Mr. Weinstein shortly after the incident she now describes as ‘rape,’ but which in 1997 she described to her Manager as a ‘consensual’ act of sex.

As previously reported, Harvey was fired by his own company in October 2017 after several actresses came forward to expose detailing over three decades of sexual misconduct, to claim Harvey sexually harassed or assaulted them.

 

Last year, the film mogul said in a statement that those sexual encounters were consensual. Harvey subsequently sought treatment after his wife Georgina Chapman announced her the split with husband amid the sex scandal.