While McGowan's made no secret of her disdain for her former co-star over the last few years, she took things to a whole new level this past weekend when she accused Milano of creating a "toxic AF" work environment behind the scenes of the hit WB drama. After sparring on Twitter over politics, McGowan turned personal, first coming for Milano's involvement in the #MeToo movement.
"1) You stole #metoo (a brilliant communication tool, not a movement) from Tarana [Burke.] You co-opted my movement, the Cultural Reset, for fame, jealous of me for outing my rapist. You made 250k per week on Charmed. (Con't)," McGowan tweeted, before turning to Milano's alleged behavior on set.
"2) You threw a fit in front of the crew, yelling, 'They don't pay me enough to do this s--t!' Appalling behavior on the daily," she continued. "I cried every time we got renewed because you made that set toxic AF. Now, get off my coattails you f--king fraud."
After McGowan shared a clip from a 2018 Nightline interview in which she referred to Milano as "a lie," Milano tweeted, "Do you think we can get #AlyssaMilanoIsALie to trend number 1 before I fall asleep? Everyone saying sweet things—I see you. Thank you. Everyone saying horrible things—I see you. F--ck off."
In a statement to E! News, Milano said of the back-and-forth, "Hurt people hurt people. Commenting any further doesn't align with my wellness plan."
Neither McGowan's rep nor Warner Bros. have responded to a request for comment.
While it's clear that the Charmed set wasn't always the most fun place to be, it's hardly the first show to have earned such a reputation. For as long as big egos have been working together for long hours, there have been TV co-stars who, like McGowan and Milano, were known more for being foes than friends.