Harvey Weinstein celebrated his 66th birthday on March 19, and Rose McGowan marked the occasion by sharing a video message on her official Twitter page in which she wishes the disgraced studio executive “happy fucking birthday.” McGowan has accused Weinstein of rape and detailed the alleged encounter in her memoir “BRAVE” earlier this year.
“Happy birthday, Harvey Weinstein,” McGowan said to the camera in a close-up. “I told you we’d be coming. I told you 20 years ago if I heard of you doing this to another girl or woman we would come for you — I would come for you. Happy fucking birthday. We win.”
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) March 20, 2018
According to McGowan’s book, the sexual abuse occurred at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival. McGowan went to Weinstein’s hotel suite thinking the two would talk about her career, but he pulled her into a room with a jacuzzi and took off her clothes as soon as she arrived. Weinstein allegedly proceeded to sit her on the side of the jacuzzi, where he forcibly performed oral sex on her while masturbating.
McGowan has been one of the most outspoken voices against Weinstein throughout the #MeToo movement. His former studio The Weinstein Company officially filed for bankruptcy on March 20, releasing all employees from the Non-Disclosure Agreements they signed while working under Weinstein.