Actress and activist Rose McGowan unloaded on fellow actor Ben Affleck early Wednesday morning after Variety published a report that said Affleck’s name was included on disgraced Hollywood mega-producer Harvey Weinstein’s “red flag list.”
As noted by Variety, Annabella Sciorra, Zelda Perkins, Lysette Anthony, Rowena Chiu, and other high-profile Hollywood elites, including Weinstein rape-accuser McGowan, were also named on the disgraced producer’s “red flag list.”
In a heated Twitter thread, McGowan accused Affleck of being “part of the cover up” of her alleged rape at the hands of Weinstein.
“Ben Affleck. I feel sorry for him,” the “Charmed” actress wrote on social media. “It must be so wearying playing a superhero instead of being one. He could have risen. He still can. He was raised at the teat of that toxic intersection Hollywood/Media/Politics.”
McGowan continued, mentioning apparent dental work Affleck had and claiming the actor “was a chubby kid [with] a [dysmorphia] disorder” who became intrigued by the “the illusion of fame & promise of riches.”
“Now would be a good time to spill it Ben,” she said.
“Here’s what I think you should do- stop the PR machine and just… be real,” wrote McGowan. “We all know. Think back on what probably happened to you, decide if you have it in you to be a multi-millionaire that helps break a system by just telling the truth. It will set you free and inspire others.”
“Hollywood is a sickness that you can cure,” the 46-year-old continued. “The public can handle the reality. Ben I know you are a corporate entity, but trust me if you ever do decide to be an [in real life] hero, your stock in being human will go up. We don’t have time for f***ery.”
“Now, go write an open letter to atone to all of us who weren’t worth you considering human, you know, girls,” McGowan posted. “Pretend it’s a 9th step. Tell the truth.”
The actress closed: “Ben, you were a f***ing prick when we did Phantoms. An entitled, elitist, f***ing miserable, bro a** punk. But worse, you were part of the cover up of my rape.”
“Come clean. I was there. I know. So do you.”
Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison on Wednesday morning, hours after McGowan’s Twitter thread was published. The former progressive darling was found guilty on one count of sexual assault in the first degree and one count of rape in the third degree, The Daily Wire reported.
As highlighted by Variety on Tuesday, “Friends” actress Jennifer Aniston was also mentioned in the court document dump related to the criminal case.
“Jen Aniston should be killed,” Weinstein reportedly wrote in an email dated October 31, 2017, Variety said.
Weinstein was responding to a press inquiry from the National Enquirer about an allegation that Weinstein had groped Aniston.
According to Aniston, the groping allegation is untrue.
“The National Enquirer claims are false,” Stephen Huvane, a rep for the actress told Variety. “Jennifer has not been harassed or assaulted by Harvey.”