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Rose McGowan Calls on Hollywood to Stop Working With Sexual ‘Offenders’

The actress, director and activist urges women and men to "take a stand" and to "stop rewarding sociopaths."

Rose McGowan

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On Monday, Rose McGowan wrote a powerful open letter to Hollywood and to the “woman and men in the entertainment,” urging them to not work with offenders and to “take a stand” against sexual assault.

“I say be brave. Do not work with those you know to be offenders or you are no better than they. Take a stand,” she wrote. “You are culpable for your actions. Stop rewarding sociopaths. Every time you sanction abhorrent behavior, you are aiding and abetting a crime, that makes you no better than the criminal.”

Adding, “How many stories do you have to hear before you do the right thing and stop rewarding men that are predators?”

READ MORE: Rose McGowan Reveals She Was Raped By A Hollywood Executive

The note comes after McGowan participated in the trending hashtag #WhyWomenDontReport last week and tweeted that she was raped by a top Hollywood executive.

“It’s been an open secret in Hollywood/media and they shamed me while adulating my rapist,” McGowan tweeted using the hashtag. “My ex sold our movie to my rapist for distribution.”

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The actress, director and activist has always been vocal about feminist issues and how she’s worked with “misogynistic men that were nasty” throughout her career.

This week, McGowan also appeared alongside Meryl Streep, Amy Schumer, and others, in a new video directed by Liz Garbus called “Not Okay” that criticized Donald Trump’s comments in the 2005 “Access Hollywood” leaked tapes.

READ MORE: Rose McGowan Pens Scathing Op-Ed About Controversial Renee Zellweger Article

Read Rose’s full letter below.

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