Rose McGowan blasts Time's Up movement as a 'vile PR stunt' and slams A-list actresses involved: 'Shame on you'
'@TimesUp A vile PR stunt, a front for evil CAA & other human traffickers like Weinstein. SHAME ON YOU. And shame on the actresses involved in this lie. #sdkknickerbocker #anitadunn,' she wrote
Actress Rose McGowan unleashed her wrath on the Times Up movement - the campaign that was founded two years ago to combat sexual harassment in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal - as well as the activists involved in it on Wednesday, December 2, calling it a "vile PR stunt".
"FRAUD ALERT! @TimesUp A vile PR stunt, a front for evil CAA & other human traffickers like Weinstein. SHAME ON YOU. SHAME. And shame on the actresses involved in this lie. #sdkknickerbocker #anitadunn," she wrote in a tweet, tagging Democratic public relations powerhouse SKDKnickerbocker, which represents the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, and SKDK executive Anita Dunn, who was a leading adviser on Joe Biden’s presidential campaign.
FRAUD ALERT! @TimesUp A vile PR stunt, a front for evil CAA & other human traffickers like Weinstein. SHAME ON YOU. SHAME. And shame on the actresses involved in this lie. #sdkknickerbocker #anitadunn pic.twitter.com/8ruL4O44Lu— Rose McGowan (@rosemcgowan) December 2, 2020
Some of the celebrities who form the group's governing body are Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Chastain, Julianne Moore, Alyssa Milano, Eva Longoria and Ashley Judd.
Times Up created headlines earlier this year for all the wrong reasons when it refused to champion the case of Tara Reade, the former Congressional staffer who accused president-elect Joe Biden of sexually assaulting her nearly 30 years ago. Although the organization claimed at the time that taking the case would jeopardize its non-profit status since the accusation involved a then-Presidential candidate. But others criticized Time’s Up’s decision to not take the case and blamed it on the close ties to the Biden campaign.
Rose McGowan made the comments on Wednesday in reaction to a recent report that Time’s Up splurged big on executive salaries while spending relatively little on its set target of helping victims of sexual misconduct. We previously reported that tax filings show that the organization, which was founded by Hollywood celebrities and consists of Time's Up Foundation and Time's Up Now Inc., raised $3,670,219 in 2018 in its first year of operation.
Less than 10% was spent on helping survivors of sexual harassment. Filings show $312,001 was spent on the legal defense fund while $1,407,032 was spent on salaries. More than $157,000 was spent on conferences at luxury resorts, and a further $58,395 was spent on travel. The organization had brought in the elite Hollywood stars during the early days of its operation with Reese Witherspoon, Amy Schumer and Brie Larson holding positions on its board.
Excessive amounts were spent on salaries instead of legal support. Lisa Borders was recruited to head Time's Up, but remained at the organization for only four months, after her 36-year-old son was accused of sexual misconduct. Yet, the CEO managed to pull in $342,308 for her salary. The chief marketing officer, Rachel Terrace, drew a salary of $295,000 for her efforts during the organization's first year. Treasurer Rebecca Goldman drew a salary of $255,327.
She also revealed in another tweet that Time’s Up agreed to fund her lawsuit against her “torturers”, but she is declining the offer. “I am formally refusing their offer of financial help. Tomorrow I’m tearing up the contract,” she wrote. “My current lawyers won’t rep me without $$$$, but feeling clean is better.” The actress said Harvey Weinstein raped her at the Sundance Film Festival in 1997 and Alexander Payne sexually assaulted her when she was 15.
.@TIMESUPNOW said they’d fund my RICO lawsuit against my torturers. I am formally refusing their offer of financial help. Tomorrow I’m tearing up the contract. My current lawyers won’t rep me without $$$$, but feeling clean is better.— Rose McGowan (@rosemcgowan) December 2, 2020