Published: Wed, December 20, 2017
Culture | By Stewart Greene

#SheKnew posters call out Meryl Streep for alleged Weinstein hypocrisy

#SheKnew posters call out Meryl Streep for alleged Weinstein hypocrisy

MERYL STREEP has said she was not "deliberately silent" about sexual allegations against Harvey Weinstein.

Actress Rose McGowan, who was among the first to accuse disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein of rape, was less than impressed when she learned a number of actresses - including Academy Award victor Meryl Streep - meant to make a stand against sexual assault by wearing black gowns at the upcoming Golden Globes on January 7.

In a tweet that has since been deleted from McGowan's Twitter, the actor called out Streep directly for her perceived "hypocrisy".

McGowan has since said she "did not accuse" Streep of knowing about Weinstein's crimes, after a report online claimed that she did.

The artists are referring to an accusation (which Streep has denied) that she did not speak up sooner about Weinstein's alleged predatory behavior.

Award winning actress Meryl said Weinstein needed her more than she needed him so he took care to ensure his actions weren't revealed. "I didn't know this was happening". "Through friends who know her, I got my home phone number to her the minute I read the headlines".

In a statement provided to The Huffington Post and confirmed by ABC News, Streep admitted that while McGowan's criticism stung, she wanted her to know that she did not know about the allegations that have come to light about Weinstein over the past few months.

Posters have appeared across Los Angeles featuring a picture of Meryl Streep with disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, with a red stripe and the text "She Knew" emblazoned across the Oscar winner's face. I have never in my life been invited to his hotel room.

She pointed out that Streep, and other actresses, "happily worked for the Pig Monster". "We did not know that womens' silence was purchased by him and his enablers".

She added that her association with him brought him credibility, which she says he used "to lure young, aspiring women into circumstances where they would be hurt". "Apparently he hired ex Mossad operators to protect this information from becoming public". McGowan later apologized for her comments about Marchesa and said, "There is no map for this road I'm on, I will f-- up". And I hoped that she would give me a hearing. "She did not, but I hope she reads this". That's where the cover-ups convene.

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