3 Of The Women Who Spoke Out Against Harvey Weinstein Had A ‘Magical’ Moment
Three of the women who helped take down former studio executive Harvey Weinsteingot together over Thanksgiving weekend and marked the occasion with a photo. Asia Argento shared a black-and-white image of her meetup with Rose McGowan and Annabella Sciorra on Saturday, accompanied by a message of support: “You are my sister / And I love you / May all of your dreams come true / I want this for you / They’re gonna come true.”
After a New York Times report revealed that McGowan had received a $100,000 settlement from Weinstein in 1997 for a nondescript “episode” that took place “in a hotel room during the Sundance Film Festival,” the actress stated that Weinstein had raped her. McGowan has vocally supported other women who say Weinstein assaulted and harassed them.
In one article for The New Yorker, Argento told Farrow that Weinstein had once forcibly performed oral sex on her, which led to complicated sexual encounters. The producer “terrified” her, she said, adding, “It wouldn’t stop. It was a nightmare.”
In a separate New Yorker piece, Sciorra opened up about her own experiences, saying that she fought Weinstein as he raped her, and that he harassed her for years afterward.
“From 1992, I didn’t work again until 1995,” she said. “I just kept getting this pushback of ‘we heard you were difficult, we heard this or that.’ I think that that was the Harvey machine.”