Rose McGowan has cancelled all public appearances following an altercation during her first book signing for Brave.
According to eyewitness reports, McGowan was questioned by a trans woman in the crowd about her past comments, which then led to a shouting match between the two and the woman being escorted off the premises.
In a series of tweets, McGowan claimed that the incident was staged and claimed that the trans woman was a plant to discredit her. Here's an Instagram video of the incident in question.
McGowan has since tweeted that she blames her assistants, managers and the attendees for "weakness," and believed them to be complicit. "The truth is you all failed me. Again. And again. And again."
I would like an apology from the manager of the Union Square @BNUnionSquareNY and all security people, and the audience, who did nothing and let the paid verbal assault of an assaulted woman happen. Cool?
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) February 2, 2018
McGowan has also demanded an apology from Barnes & Noble, the bookstore chain where the incident took place. However, in a statement delivered to media last night. they said that "Barnes & Noble strives to make every author appearance in our stores a positive experience both for the author and our customers. In this case, a heckler appeared in the crowd and tried to disrupt the event and they were escorted out of the store by security."