Rose McGowan’s meltdown: ‘Shut the f*** up’
ROSE McGowan has cancelled her upcoming public appearances after a heated confrontation with a transgender woman.
The meltdown happened during a reading of McGowan's memoir Brave at a Barnes & Noble store in New York, according to the New York Post.
McGowan tweeted, "I was VERBALLY ASSAULTED for two full minutes @BNBuzz by an actor paid to verbally assault a woman who has been terrorised by your system.
"And no ONE in that room did anything. And everyone from my publicists, assistants, managers and every person sitting in their chairs frozen by their weakness, a weakness called COMPLICITY. The truth is you all failed me. Again. And again. And again."
In a pinned tweet from yesterday, McGowan outed the transgender heckler, who allegedly has multiple sexual assault claims against her.
The fight began when the transgender woman asked McGowan about comments she had made on RuPaul's What's the Tee? podcast in July.
"Trans women are dying and you said that we, as trans women, are not like regular women," the woman told her.
"We get raped more often. We go through domestic violence more often. There was a trans woman killed here a few blocks (away). I have been followed home - …"
McGowan interrupted her to say, "Hold on. So am I. We are the same. My point was, we are the same. There's an entire (channel) called ID (Investigation Discovery), a network dedicated to women getting abused, murdered, sexualised, violated, and you're a part of that, too, sister. It's the same."
But the situation escalated when the woman asked what McGowan had done for transgender women.
The heckler, since identified as Andi Dier, was asked by McGowan, "What have you done for women?"
The exchange soon devolved into a screaming match.
The Cult of Complicity- those I call out are after me. This is the monster who was paid to violate me publicly. An aggressive two minutes long assault on a long abused woman who is simply trying to change the world and make it better #RoseArmy pic.twitter.com/eAK8hZVdvz— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) February 3, 2018
"Don't label me, sister," McGowan called out after the woman who was asked to leave by security.
"I do not subscribe to your rules. I do not subscribe to your language. You will not put labels on me or anybody. Step the f**k back. What I do for the f**king world and you should be f**king grateful. Shut the f**k up."
Last Thursday, during a panel discussion with Ronan Farrow in New York, McGowan alleged that the woman was a plant from Harvey Weinstein's camp.
McGowan told the crowd, "There was a plant last night at my first book reading … definitely a paid plant that got up and was screaming at me," and claimed, "I saw. I had people who were watching the exchange."
McGowan also stated she is scared of "assassination … I know my life and I know my reality, and I know that people like me get killed".
A rep for Weinstein told the New York Post on Friday that those claims are "absolutely, 100 per cent false. No one is monitoring her whereabouts".
"It's unfortunate that she is choosing to marginalise a community that is fighting to have their voice heard by claiming that the individual was a 'plant' of my client. It's simply untrue and disrespectful to the transgender community," the rep added.
This story was edited and republished from New York Post with permission.