Actress Rose Mcgowan allegedly turned down a $1 million payday from Harvey Weinstein in exchange for her silence years after he sexually assaulted her.
The Charmed star has revealed she refused to sign a non-disclosure agreement the day before The New York Times ran an expose on the movie mogul in early October (17).
Her lawyer told the newspaper someone close to Weinstein offered her the money if she agreed not to talk about her sordid experiences with the disgraced producer.
McGowan is one of several women who has accused the movie mogul of rape. He has “unequivocally denied” all allegations of non-consensual sex.
The initial Times piece suggested McGowan reached a $100,000 settlement with Weinstein following an incident in a hotel room during the 1997 Sundance Film Festival in Utah.
She has since opened up about her alleged rape for an article in The Hollywood Reporter, after learning over the summer that her original settlement did not include a confidentiality clause.
Talking about the recent offer to buy her silence, Rose says, “I had all these people I’m paying telling me to take it (cash) so that I could fund my art.”
She claims she went back and asked for $6 million, but her lawyer urged her to pull the offer.
“I figured I could probably have gotten him up to three (million dollars),” she said, “but I was like, ‘Ew, gross, you’re disgusting, I don’t want your money, that would make me feel disgusting.'”