Rose McGowan, Shaved Head


Rose McGowan is making it a point to create a change in Hollywood when it comes to keeping sexual assault a secret.

The actress, who recently opened up about a past experience where she was raped and proclaimed it an "open secret in Hollywood," took to Twitter to pen an open letter to Hollywood, asking people to speak up and be brave against sexual predators. 

"Dear Hollywood, To the women and men in the entertainment industry who know exactly whom and what I am talking about, I say be brave. Do not work with those you know to be offenders or you are no better than they. Take a stand," McGowan writes.

"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. How many more stories do you have to hear before you do the right thing and stop rewarding men that are predators? Why are you so cowardly that you would take the softer, easier way out?"

She concludes, "I can tell you this, your soul is a blighted one if you do so. Your personal legacy, the very fabric of your being, is at stake, so fight for it. I know you have it in you to be better. I know you have it in you to break free from the bonds of secrecy. So do it."

On Friday, the celeb participated in the Twitter hashtag #WhyWomenDontReport, and revealed that she'd been sexually assaulted by someone in the industry (but did not disclose any names), tweeting, "When no one else in Hollywood would listen, you heard. When no one else in Hollywood would do, you acted," as a response to film producer Cassian Elwes.

She continued, "A (female) criminal attorney said because I'd done a sex scene in a film I would never win against the studio head #WhyWomenDontReport…because it's been an open secret in Hollywood/Media & they shamed me while adulating my rapist #WhyWomenDontReport...Because my ex sold our movie to my rapist for distribution #WhyWomenDontReport."

After several fans and followers tweeted their gratitude for her speaking up, Rose wrote back, "It is time for some goddamned honesty in this world."

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