Over two decades later, Rose McGowan conceded there’s a motivation behind why she bared all at the 1998 MTV Video Music Awards.
The on-screen character stunned viewers when she landed at celebrity main street of the broadcast function. Rose McGowan did so with then-playmate Marilyn Manson wearing “the exposed dress”. It was a transparent dark shimmery beaded outfit with a panther thong.
“I [wore] that for a reason,” the 45-year-old told actress Jameela Jamil for her “I Weigh” interview series. “It was my first public appearance after being raped.”
“And I thought, it was kind of like Russell Crowe and ‘Gladiator’ when it comes out in the ring and he’s like ‘Are you not entertained?’” continued McGowan. “And that was why I did that. That was my response to being assaulted.”
McGowan was among the first lady to stand up in The New York Times and The New Yorker in October 2018 when news broke about Hollywood maker Harvey Weinstein’s times of supposed sexual unfortunate behavior and attack. She guaranteed the now-67-year-old assaulted her at his lodging amid the Sundance Film Festival in 1997. Weinstein has denied the charge.
The fallen maker has since been denounced by in excess of 60 ladies, and at present faces a potential life sentence.
“It was after I wore the crazy dress, right? But that crazy dress … and I talk about it in the book, why did I wear that? That was my first public appearance after being sexually assaulted,” she told Dr. Oz at the time. “I was like, ‘Is that what you want?'”