Rose McGowan's reason #WhyWomenDontReport rape

Former Charmed actress Rose McGowan joined in the Twitter conversation about #WhyWomenDontReport sexual assault on Thursday with her own story.

Saying that it was "time for some (expletive)" honesty in this world, she listed the reasons she didn't go to the police to report her own rape by a Hollywood executive: "Because it's been an open secret in Hollywood/media (and) they shamed me while adulating my rapist. Because my ex sold our movie to my rapist for distribution."

McGowan, 43, added that when she looked into bringing a case against her attacker, "a (female) criminal attorney said because I'd done a sex scene in a film, I would never win against the studio head."

She didn't name her attacker.

McGowan's declaration followed a similar revelation by fellow actress Amber Tamblyn.

It also came at the end of a week in which multiple women lodged sexual-assault complaints against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and one month after former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson won a $20 million settlement in her sexual-harassment lawsuit against ex-CEO Roger Ailes. Though he was forced out of the top job at Fox News, he still reportedly walked away with twice the amount of money Carlson received.

USA TODAY


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