Rose McGowan won't get Harvey Weinstein closure until 'one of us is dead'


Rose McGowan doesn't think she'll get closure over her Harvey Weinstein allegations until "one of [them] is dead".

The 'Charmed' star was one of the first women to accuse Weinstein of sexual assault when she alleged in 2017 that he had raped her in 1997, and although the disgraced movie mogul was recently found guilty of third-degree rape and a first-degree criminal sexual act in his sexual assault trial in Manhattan, Rose doesn't think the conviction will bring her much closure.

In an interview on the 'Shut Up Evan' podcast - which was recorded a few days before Weinstein's guilty verdict - she was asked if the trial was bringing her any sense of finality in her own story, and she said: "Probably not until he's dead now.

"I feel like he and I are strapped in this battle together until one of us is dead. That's how it goes. Energetically, we're like just locked. It's a really disgusting feeling. I just would love to be able to be like other people and live my life. That would be really nice, you know?"

Rose has since spoken out following Weinstein's conviction, which saw him acquitted of three charges, including the most serious charge of predatory sexual assault.

The actress admitted she was worried Weinstein would be "exonerated", and called his convictions a "huge victory" for his alleged victims.

She said: "This is a huge victory for all of us who have ever been affected by Harvey Weinstein. This affects so many. It's a huge moment. I thought he was going to exonerated. I never really had hope you see.

"I realised the last time I had hope was the moment before I was raped by him and after that it became survival. I didn't have hope but not because of the jury, I'm very grateful to that jury for getting further than most jury's get in rape cases. I was worried, it's hard to speak publicly about it without getting sued. But it's an extraordinary moment and it's a watershed moment. It's a never-ending kind of situation."

And the 46-year-old actress feels society taught her to expect very "little" because of how unsuccessful most rape cases are.

She added: "This is an unbelievable achievement to have a woman who was raped by an accuser in court and saying, 'You did this to me.'

"That is a privilege. There's an astounding number of victims who never get any kind of measure of justice. So, I found it, we were winning by even having it in court. That's how little we've been taught to expect."