Published: Thu, December 21, 2017
Life&Culture | By Ben Goodman

Meryl Streep Responds to Rose McGowan's Criticism: 'I Wasn't Deliberately Silent'

Meryl Streep Responds to Rose McGowan's Criticism: 'I Wasn't Deliberately Silent'

Three-time Academy Award victor Meryl Streep is under fire and has become the focus of a street art campaign using the hashtag #SheKnew, apparently in response to assertions by Streep that she was unaware of any sexual misconduct by Harvey Weinstein. She was included in the October New York Times' investigation on his alleged sexual misconduct, which ultimately resulted in many women coming forward with additional accounts.

On Dec. 18, Streep responded to McGowan's tweet with a lengthy statement, asserting that she had been unaware of Weinstein's alleged abuse of women.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the depiction was posted near her house in Pasadena, near the SAG-AFTRA building and across from the 20th Century Fox Studio, which is producing the upcoming film "The Post" featuring Streep. "Not everybody knew. Harvey supported the work fiercely, was exasperating but respectful with me in our working relationship, and with many others with whom he worked professionally". And the hinge point of that is one question: Did she know? I despise your hypocrisy.

It wasn't immediately clear who was responsible for the campaign, though street artist Sabo - who recently targeted Minnesota Sen.

The clash originated over speculation that actresses, including Streep, plan to wear black gowns to the upcoming Golden Globes on January 7 to protest sexual harassment of women.

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Superimposed over Streep's eyes are the words, "She Knew".

Film mogul Harvey Weinstein apparently asked Netflix for $25 million before the scandalous accusations against him broke out. "Maybe you should all wear Marchesa", she reportedly continued. With the way victims and others have talked about their experience with and around the pull of Weinstein, it was clear that there were rumors and that has caused may to doubt claims of knowing "nothing". As for the court of public opinion, I humbly submit: Meryl Streep is not the villain here, and there is no reason she should have to defend herself as such.

Weinstein has repeatedly denied ever having non-consensual sex with his accusers.

"It's the first time in history women are being believed, even though we get slagged", McGowan said in a preview of the video, which aired Wednesday on Today.

HW needed us not to know this, because our association with him bought him credibility, an ability to lure young, aspiring women into circumstances where they would be hurt.

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