Rose McGowan tweets that she was raped by Hollywood exec

Rose McGowan attends a screening of “SHOT! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra Of Rock” at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival on April 22, 2016 in New York City.

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Rose McGowan wrote in a series of tweets on Thursday that she was raped by a Hollywood executive. 

The actress had posted a video of herself slamming Donald Trump for his comments about women and amidst the response from fans, wrote about her experience, using the hashtag #WhyWomenDontReport.

McGowan wrote that a studio head had raped her and she did not report it because she felt unsupported. 

She wrote that an attorney told her she would never win a lawsuit because she had once done a sex scene in a movie. McGowan also said that another reason why she didn’t report her alleged rapist was because her ex-boyfriend had worked with him. Perhaps most surprising, the actress said the alleged assault has been an “open secret” in Hollywood. 

Several celebrities, like Gabrielle Union, Lady Gaga and Viola Davis, have opened up recently about rape and sexual assault.

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