Amber Tamblyn and Rose McGowan clash over Golden Globes protest

Tomas Mccoy
December 21, 2017

Actress Meryl Streep has defended herself against criticism from Harvey Weinstein accuser Rose McGowan. She has also extended her support to other women and asked them to speak up and his group of women has come to be known as the "Rosearmy".

Saying she has never met Weinstein in a hotel room, Streep added neither she knows where he lives nor has she invited him to her home.

McGowan's tweet in full said: "Actresses, like Meryl Streep, who happily worked for The Pig Monster, are wearing black @goldenglobes in a silent protest". You'll accept a fake award and breathlessly affect [sic] no real change.

McGowan had suggested that Streep wear Marchesa, a high-end womenswear brand co-founded by Weinstein's estranged wife Georgina Chapman, who announced she was leaving her husband after the allegations surfaced. I didn't know. I don't tacitly approve of rape.

As Us Weekly previously reported, as many as 30 actresses will attend the January 7 Golden Globes in dark gowns to show their solidarity in the fight against discrimination and to show support for victims of sexual assault and harassment.

Harvey Weinstein and Meryl Streep attend the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts International Awards Ceremony at Soho House in West Hollywood

She said McGowan - who had assailed Streep and other actresses reportedly planning to wear black to the Golden Globe Awards as silent protest of sexual abuse - "assumed and broadcast something untrue about me, and I wanted to let her know the truth".

Tamblyn didn't take too kindly to her friend's statements, seeing them as shaming to those trying to make a difference. "And if everybody knew, I don't believe that all the investigative reporters in the entertainment and the hard news media would have neglected for decades to write about it".

Asia Argento, who has also accused Weinstein of rape and has been outspoken about the #MeToo movement, said, "I wish you'd have written this thread addressing it directly to @rosemcgowan, or even better, called or texted her, since you are friends".

McGowan took issue with Streep then too, sharing an article on Twitter and wrote, "No, Meryl, IT'S A F--ING CRIME". I despise your hypocrisy. "She did not, but I hope she reads this".

Representatives for McGowan and Streep didn't immediately respond to INSIDER's requests for comment.

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