FILE – In this Jan. 9, 2018 file photo, Rose McGowan participates in the “Citizen Rose” panel during the NBCUniversal Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif. McGowan says it’s time for Harvey Weinstein to drop his story about a “consensual” relationship. The actress was responding to Weinstein’s denial that he raped McGowan. McGowan told The Associated Press on Thursday that she wished Weinstein would “fall of the planet.” She added that “truth” and “reality” were on her side. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
The Washington Post finally came out with its “investigation” into the allegation of sexual assault by Joe Biden against former staffer Tara Reade.
It was panned by many as giving Joe Biden a pass. Perhaps one of the people most displeased by the article was actress and #MeToo activist Rose McGowan who interpreted it as an attempt to smear accuser Tara Reade. She eviscerated both the WaPo that the DNC in one attack.
From Fox News:
McGowan, a victim of disgraced film mogul and convicted sexual predator Harvey Weinstein, found issues with a Post article headlined, “Sexual assault allegation by former Biden Senate aide emerges in campaign, draws denial.” McGowan apparently feels the article doesn’t give a fair shake to Tara Reade, a former staffer for the then-senator who recently came forward with a 1993 assault claim against Biden.
“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,” McGowan tweeted.
“As a survivor, the way you launched into this woman’s assault is truly vile,” McGowan added. “Your motto is ‘Democracy Dies in Darkness’ well I guess it’s dead because you are dark. Evil lives and it loves the DNC.”
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) April 13, 2020
As a survivor, the way you launched into this woman’s assault is truly vile. I feel violated by your shitty writing @bethreinhard. @washingtonpost your motto is ‘Democracy Dies in Darkness’ well I guess it’s dead because you are dark. Evil lives and it loves the DNC pic.twitter.com/LnZ9NdLQEj
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) April 13, 2020
It’s not hard to see why she might have. They say they found no other assault as “serious” as the one alleged by Reade, as though that vitiated her claim because they only found folks who said he inappropriately touched them. No pattern there. “On Thursday, Reade filed a complaint with D.C. police,” the paper says then follows it with, “Filing a false report is a crime punishable by up to 30 days in jail.” They include that she once praised Vladimir Putin. And so? They also brought in accusations against President Donald Trump, which of course would have nothing to do with truth or false nature of the accusation, but were just a way of doing a “whataboutism.”
Mainstream media and #MeToo advocates have been accused of downplaying allegations against Biden. The post even invoked claims made against President Trump when exploring Biden’s situation.
“The former vice president has been accused of unwanted hugging and other physical contact, but The Post found no other allegations against him as serious as Reade’s. More than a dozen women, by contrast, have accused Trump of forced kissing, groping or sexual assault, and he has been recorded on audio boasting about grabbing women between their legs,” the Post wrote.
Now, there may be a question, given her story that she came out with last year has evolved from inappropriate touching to a sexual assault, but she also told a friend at the time who confirmed it to the WaPo and the Times, as well as another friend and her brother at different points over the years.
This isn’t the first time that McGowan has slammed the DNC. She called them and her former co-star Alyssa Milano out last week for giving Biden a pass after how they acted over Trump and Kavanaugh.
“You are a fraud,” McGowan reacted. “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.”
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 https://t.co/B7NHK4k09K
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) April 6, 2020