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Rose MGowan calls out and ‘Times Up’ CEO for helping Cuomo with a letter denying allegations

Rose McGowan has slammed ‘Time’s Up’ CEO Tina Tchen for helping embattled New York Governor Andrew Cuomo draft a letter dismissing claims of one of his former staff members who accused him of sexual harassment.  

The 47-year-old actress and advocate for sexual harassment and abuse victims previously went after Gov. Cuomo after a report from state Attorney General Letitia James concluded he sexually harassed multiple women.  

McGowan is now slamming Time’s Up CEO and President Tina Tchen after James’ report claimed she allegedly provided guidance drafting a letter released by the governor’s advisors that denied the legitimacy former aide Lindsey Boylan’s accusation against Cuomo, Fox News reported. 

In a statement shared to Twitter on Thursday, McGowan said the Time’s Up movement was founded on lies.

The actress and advocate went after Governor Cuomo, (pictured on a walk on Saturday) who was found to have he sexually harassed multiple women in a report from state AG Letitia James

The 47-year-old actress and activist called out Tchen in a statement posted to Twitter

The 47-year-old actress and activist called out Tchen in a statement posted to Twitter

Tchen denied her alleged involvement on Twitter, saying 'I have never given advice to the Governor or his team'

Tchen denied her alleged involvement on Twitter, saying ‘I have never given advice to the Governor or his team’

‘Remember when Hollywood actresses & paid off activists wore stupid black dresses at the Oscars? That was sponsored by Times Up who were meant to help abuse victims I told the world they are a lie 3+ years ago,’ McGowan’s wrote.

‘I was mocked & harassed by so many who want to believe the illusion. Wake up. Hard truths are inconvenient & uncomfortable. So what, suck it up,’ the statement said. 

McGowan also posted a screenshot of a private message with journalist Glenn Greenwald on her Instagram Stories in which he appeared to have sent her a tweet to a Washington Post article describing how members of the Times Up organization aided New York Gov. Cuomo in his attempts to discredit a woman accusing him of sexual harassment. 

In her report, James claimed that Cuomo’s top aide, Melissa DeRosa, testified that the governor told her to seek help from attorney Roberta Kaplan, who co-founded the Time’s Up legal defense fund with Tchen.

The report said that Kaplan conferred with Tchen at the request of DeRosa about the appropriateness of the letter Cuomo’s aides were preparing to release that pushed back on Boylan by going after her credibility, including attacking her political motivations and denying the legitimacy of her claims, the Washington Post reported. 

‘According to Ms. DeRosa, Ms. Kaplan read the letter to the head of the advocacy group Times Up (Tchen), and both of them allegedly suggested that, without the statements about Ms. Boylan’s interactions with male colleagues, the letter was fine,’ James said in her report.

But Tchen denied her involvement on Twitter, saying ‘I have never given advice to the Governor or his team.’

‘I had a phone call with Robbie Kaplan about a letter she said was being sent by his staffers during which I gave the same advice I give to everyone else: No survivor should be attacked and the truth should be told. I’m furious that the Governor’s office used me and TIME’S UP as a justification for their defense. TIME’S UP is an organization that has always centered survivors while holding those committing harm accountable. Any characterization of us to the contrary is simply not true,’ Tchen added.  

McGowan then turned her anger towards her former ‘Charmed’ co-star Alyssa Milano for dismissive comments she made about her in August of last year. 

‘Milano, TimesUp, fake performatives and profiteers. Alyssa’s statement at the time was gaslighting in full effect. She said of my truth telling ‘Hurt people hurt people.’ No, Alyssa, it’s lizard people like you, SDK Knickerbocker, Gov Cuomo, the Pres, Tina Chen who hurt people. Your time is up. Exit stage left.’ the statement said.  

It’s unclear if the Grindhouse actress was calling Milano a ‘lizard’ person as a simple insult, or if she subscribes to the delusional conspiracy theory claiming that shape-shifting lizard people control society.

Falling out: McGowan has accused CAA of being 'part of the pimp problem' for allegedly supplying actors to accusers. She previously had a fiery Twitter back-and-forth with Milano in August 2020; Milano seen in 2019 in LA

Falling out: McGowan has accused CAA of being ‘part of the pimp problem’ for allegedly supplying actors to accusers. She previously had a fiery Twitter back-and-forth with Milano in August 2020; Milano seen in 2019 in LA

Conspiracy theory? It's unclear if the Grindhouse actress was calling Milano a 'lizard' person as a simple insult, or if she subscribes to the delusional conspiracy theory claiming that shape-shifting lizard people control society; seen in 2019 in Paris

Conspiracy theory? It’s unclear if the Grindhouse actress was calling Milano a ‘lizard’ person as a simple insult, or if she subscribes to the delusional conspiracy theory claiming that shape-shifting lizard people control society; seen in 2019 in Paris

Supporting her case: She also posted a DM from journalist Glenn Greenwald in which he sent her a Washington Post story about members of Time's Up working to discredit a woman who accused New York Governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment

Supporting her case: She also posted a DM from journalist Glenn Greenwald in which he sent her a Washington Post story about members of Time’s Up working to discredit a woman who accused New York Governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment

McGowan also shared a clip from her Nightline appearance in January 2018 in which she lambasted Milano and appeared to accuse her of being complicit with abusers because of her connection to the talent agency Creative Artists Agency.

Milano’s husband Bugliari is a CAA agent, and McGowan claimed in her interview clip that the agency was ‘part of the pimp problem,’ after previously accusing the agency of enabling abusers in Hollywood.

‘Remember when Hollywood actresses & paid off activists wore stupid black dresses at the Oscars? That was sponsored by Times Up who were meant to help abuse victims?’ she wrote in her caption. 

‘I told the world they are a lie 3+ years ago. I was mocked & harassed by so many who want to believe the illusion,’ she continued. ‘Wake up. Hard truths are inconvenient & uncomfortable. So what, suck it up. Milano, TimesUp, fake performatives and profiteers.’  

Back in August of 2020, McGowan and Milano had a very public falling out after McGowan called the Who’s The Boss actress a ‘fraud’ and accused her of hijacking the Me Too movement by supporting then-presidential candidate Joe Biden.

The actresses got into a bitter back-and-forth on Twitter, and McGown reserved special criticism for the Democratic Party, which she accused of doing nothing to help lift up minority communities and the poor.

McGowan had been a vocal critic of Biden after Tara Reade accused him of sexually assaulting her in 1993.  

Bad blood: McGowan claimed that Milano 'threw a fit' on the set of Charmed and acted like a diva; publicity still from Charmed with Holly Marie Combs (L)

Bad blood: McGowan claimed that Milano ‘threw a fit’ on the set of Charmed and acted like a diva; publicity still from Charmed with Holly Marie Combs (L)


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