Actress Rose McGowan to Harris about Harvey Weinstein: ‘How many predators bankroll you?’


On Tuesday, August 11th, Joe Biden announced his running mate, Kamala Harris. For Harris and many others across the country, this was an historic moment and one that deserved a celebration. 

However, it didn’t take long for people to show their disdain for Harris as some were quick to share their feelings. Hours after the announcement, actress Rose McGowen, 46 shared a handful of tweets and then added her own message. 

She voiced her opinion on the senator and those who donated to her past campaigns.

In her first tweet she said:

“Did you return the money Weinstein gave you? @SenKamalaHarris. How many predators bankroll you?”

McGowan’s first tweet came after reading a post from Matt Viser, a national political reporter for the Washington Post. He shared a graphic indicating that both President Trump and his daughter, Ivanka, donated to Harris’ California attorney general re-election campaign.

The tweet said:

“Donald Trump donated twice to Kamala Harris when she was running for re-election as California attorney general. Ivanka Trump donated as well.”

Allegedly, Harris cashed those paychecks without a second thought. According to records, one check was for $6,000 and the other was for $2,000.

Jeffrey St. Clair, the editor for CounterPunch tweeted:

“It’s hard to say which is more revealing of the fatal rot at the core of American politics, the fact that Trump and his daughter sent checks to Harris’ campaign or that Harris greedily cashed them.”

This comment caused McGowen to speak her mind again as seen in the tweet below:

Fox News reported that back in 2017, after accusations of sexual misconduct against Weinstein rose to prominence, it was revealed that several high-profile politicians had received donations from the disgraced filmmaker, including Harris.

Shortly after the Weinstein scandal, Harris’ spokesman said the senator planned to donate the Weinstein contributions to the California-based Equal Rights Advocates, which is a women’s rights group.

McGowan is among the women who accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct, specifically rape in her case. According to reports, at the time of the accusations, Weinstein maintained his innocence against the allegations. She was also one of the first to speak up against Weinstein and his misconduct.

Apparently, back in 1997, he and McGowen reached a $100,000 settlement over the accusations, but the money was not to be construed as an admission of guilt. However, earlier this year on Good Morning Britain, McGowen alleged that Weinstein could be one of the “biggest rapists in history.”

Back in February, Weinstein was convicted of sexual assault and rape, which had a domino effect and sparked the #MeToo movement. The 67-year-old disgraced filmmaker was acquitted of the most serious charge of predatory sexual assault, but still faces a long prison sentence of up to 29 years.

According to reports, Harris accepted $2,500 from Weinstein for her re-election campaign for California attorney general in 2014. Three years later, she received another $2,500 donation from Weinstein for her bid for the U.S. Senate.

In addition to McGowen’s disdain for Harris, over the months she has emerged as one of Joe Biden’s biggest Hollywood critics after Tara Reawde accused Biden of sexually assaulting her three decades ago, when she worked as a Congressional staffer.

Back in April, McGowan slammed the Washington Post over an article that examined the sexual assault claims against Biden, calling it “victim shaming.” Apparently, she felt that the article did not give a fair shake to Reade, who had just recently come forward about her 1993 assault claim against Biden.

She took to Twitter:

“This is not journalism, this is an agenda, This is a hit piece. You’ve sunk to a new low in slanted journalism and victim shaming @WashingtonPost.”

She added:

“As a survivor, the way you launched into this women’s assault is truly vile. Your motto is ‘Democracy Dies in Darkness,’ well I guess it’s dead because you are dark. Evil lives and it loves the DNC.”

The Biden campaign continues to deny Reade’s allegation. Kate Bedingfield, deputy campaign manager and communications director for the Biden campaign said:

“Women have a right to tell their story and reports have an obligation to rigorously vet those claims. We encourage them to do so because these accusations are false.”

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Here is another article from Law Enforcement Today about sexual assault claims against Biden:

HOLLYWOOD, CA – Reportedly, there was a study done showing that nearly 100 Hollywood celebrities spoke out against Brett Kavanaugh, but have either shown support for Joe Biden regarding the sexual assault allegations against him, or stayed silent on the matter.

News watchdog group Media Research Center Newsbusters released the study, showing 95 celebrities have shown an alleged double standard when it comes to victims of sexual assault.

The #metoo movement was widely supported and even arguably pushed by many Hollywood celebs who had no problem smearing the name of now-Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh regarding allegations against him by Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick. 

Despite the women not having solid witnesses or corroborating evidence, those 95 Hollywood elites still spoke out repeatedly in an effort to block Kavanaugh from being confirmed as a SCOTUS Justice.

Now that Joe Biden, the 2020 Democratic nomination for President, had an accuser, Tara Reade, come forward with allegations of her own, those same celebs have either remained silent or said they support Joe Biden.

Several, in fact, have even spoken out against Reade (more on that later).

Newsbusters listed the most egregious of the apparent hypocrites in Hollywood on the #metoo movement subject:

Alyssa Milano; Julianne Moore; Reese Witherspoon; Brie Larson; Kerry Washington; Jessica Chastain; America Ferrera; Natalie Portman; Bette Midler; Debra Messing; Jimmy Kimmel; James Corden; John Leguizamo; Jamie Lee Curtis; Randi Mayem Singer; Patricia Arquette; Amy Schumer; Emily Ratajkowski; Jane Fonda; John Legend; Jim Carrey; Samantha Bee; Alicia Keys; Emmy Rossum; Padma Lakshmi; Seth MacFarlane; Josh Gad; and Sally Field.

Many of those on the list you’ve probably heard from in the recent past, as they all voice their unsolicited opinions regularly on social media.

I’ll outline the ones that have been the biggest for me, but I can only stomach so much hypocrisy.

Alyssa Milano. Her tweets are among the most angry and hateful I’ve seen. 

Newsbusters reported:

“In addition to dismissing the at-the time SCOTUS nominee as a liar and tweeting she believed Dr. Ford, she pulled stunts like sitting in the Senate building during the hearings and harassing Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) in her own office before the lawmaker voted to appoint the justice.

“Two years later, Alyssa Milano abandoned those standards in order to protect her preferred presidential candidate from assault allegations…Only after enough public pressure did Milano acknowledge the allegations. However she rationalized her support for Biden in a Deadline op-ed, claiming the Reade/Biden situation was not as ‘black and white’ as the Kavanaugh/Blasey Ford situation.

“This is the same woman who tweeted in 2018, ‘You can’t pretend to be the party of the American people and then not support a woman who comes forward with her#MeToo story.'”

Even her fellow left-wing activist Rose McGowan, whose past tweets have been cringe worthy to this author, acknowledged that Milano was really only for the #MeToo stories when they didn’t sully the name of a political candidate she supported.

McGowan tweeted:

“You are a fraud. This is about holding the media accountable. You go after Trump & Kavanaugh saying Believe Victims, you are a lie. You have always been a lie. The corrupt DNC is in on the smear job of Tara Reade, so are you. SHAME.”

Debra Messing. I’ll let Newsbusters speak for me on this one:

“Of course you can’t mention lefty hypocrisy without good ol’ Debra Messing. The Will & Grace actress and sworn enemy of President Trump on Twitter got caught in a bit of #MeToo hot water when she tried to debunk Reade’s assault accusation against the former vice president on May 2. According to Fox News, Messing retweeted to her ‘635,000 plus’ followers a Medium article doubting Reade’s integrity. But annoyed users guilted her into deleting it.

“Several users jumped on Messing’s post, asserting that she was ‘shaming’ survivors. Intercept journalist Glenn Greenwald responded with a sarcastic tweet that said, ‘Gee, I wonder why a woman might be reluctant to come forward with allegations against a powerful male Democratic politician.’ Another wrote, ‘at this point Debra Messing is vying for Alyssa Milano’s position of useful idiot shaming survivors.’

“Those charges proved troublesome for Messing who had just revealed a glaring double standard in her #MeToo values. 

“For Messing, Ford’s mere words were enough to convince her Kavanaugh was a rapist, but Reade’s corroborated evidence against Biden somehow isn’t worth anything”

Reade specifically called out a group of celebs who formed a female victim awareness organization TIME’S UP- all of whom are mentioned above- for not giving her the same attention and voice that Kavanaugh’s accusers received.

Julianne Moore, Reese Witherspoon, Brie Larson, Kerry Washington, Jessica Chastain, America Ferrera and Natalie Portman, among others, all stayed silent in the face of Reade’s allegations.

To this, Reade said in April:

“You should be able to have your voice heard without losing your career and losing your job. And that’s what your whole mission is about. Why do I not qualify for your mission? Why, because my perpetrator is the leading Democrat? Why does that exempt me from help?”

On Bette Midler (remember her?), Newsbusters reported:

“[Midler’s] empathy for Ford was apparently so great that in Sept 2018 she tweeted, ‘Women are the n-word of the world’ — a reference to a John Lennon and Yoko Ono song. She elaborated with her own words, writing, ‘Raped, beaten, enslaved, married off, worked like dumb animals; denied education and inheritance; enduring the pain and danger of childbirth and life IN SILENCE for THOUSANDS of years.’ Of course, even Midler recognized that this was a bit extreme, deleting the tweet later.

“Midler attacked Reade’s 2020 allegations head on, accusing her of orchestrating a political hitjob against the man that needed to beat Trump in November.”

Then there’s Randi Mayem Singer. Don’t worry, I’ve never heard the name either.

Luckily, Newsbusters has, and they had this to say about her:

“Mrs. Doubtfire screenwriter Randi Mayem Singer outed herself as a huge #MeToo hypocrite since the Biden allegations. During the Kavanaugh hearings, Singer tweeted, ‘Mitch McConnell just stood on the Senate floor and called the women accusing Brett Kavanaugh liars. Somewhere in America a young woman was just sexually attacked. She hears him loud and clear. Vote.’

“However, she made no such defense of Reade after her allegations against Biden resurfaced. She actually insinuated that Reade was a political plant, tweeting, ‘So is Tara Reade/’Jennifer’ trying to impress Vladimir on behalf of Donald Trump/’John Barron’?’ 

“Singer also shared an article with Twitter on May 11 that rationalized voting for Biden while believing Tara Reade’s allegations. According to the post, beating Trump is more important than punishing Biden for sexual assault, though Singer commented in her tweet that she’s still not convinced by Reade’s claims even though she agrees that Biden must win at all costs.”

Ok that’s enough examples. It’s so sickening and frustrating, I don’t want to give them anymore space in my day.

What’s worse is that people that blindly follow these actors for no other reason than they’re paid way too much money for way too little work eat up the junk that they spew on Twitter and every other media platform who will let them.

I’ve expressed my opinion about celebrities several times here on Law Enforcement Today, so I won’t do it again.

Instead, I’ll leave you with Milano’s own words:

You can’t pretend to be the party of the American people and then not support a woman who comes forward with her#MeToo story.

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