The actor Rose McGowan claimed today that Amazon Studio employees ignored her when she told them Harvey Weinstein raped her. She is among more than two dozen women to come forward with sexual harassment or abuse allegations against the Hollywood mogul.
In a string of tweets addressed to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, McGowan says she told the "head" of Amazon Studios that Weinstein raped her. Roy Price is the chief of the tech company's film arm. "Over & over I said it. He said it hadn't been proven. I said I was the proof," McGowan wrote.
McGowan says that she had a deal with the studio to produce a script she had written and called her lawyer to have the project killed after the studio head refused to "do the right thing." The actor, who starred in "Charmed" and "Scream," reached a $100,000 settlement with Weinstein in 1997.
In a statement, an Amazon spokesperson said Price went on a leave of absence, effective immediately and that the studio is reviewing any projects it has with The Weinstein Company.
McGowan also wrote that "Amazon won a dirty Oscar." The studio won a Best Actor award for Casey Affleck's performance in Manchester by the Sea. Affleck has also faced sexual harassment claims.
Addressing Bezos, she wrote, "I am calling on you to stop funding rapists, alleged pedos and sexual harassers. I love @amazon but there is rot in Hollywood."
Earlier in the day, Twitter locked McGowan's account, claiming she violated its terms of service by posting a private phone number.