The actress was appearing at the Women’s Convention in Detroit when she took aim at Hollywood and its treatment of women.
McGowan is one of dozens of women claiming sexual assault against the former Miramax boss. She alleges that Weinstein raped her in a hotel room at the Sundance Film Festival in 1997.
“I have been silenced for 20 years. I have been slut shamed, I have been harassed, I have been maligned, and you know what, I’m just like you. Because what happened to me, happens to all of us in society, and it cannot stand,” she said.
“It is the mirror you’re given to look into. This is what you are as a woman. This is what you are as a man. This is what you are as a boy, girl, gay, straight, transgender".
“But it’s all told through 96 percent males in the Director’s Guild of America. That statistic has not changed since 1946, so we are given one view, and I know the men behind that view. And they should not be in your mind, and they should not be in mine. It’s time to clean house.”
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