Rose McGowan: MeToo is important

Rose McGowan insists #MeToo is "important".

The 45-year-old actress caused a stir over the weekend when she seemingly suggested the movement - where women shared their experiences of being victims of sexual misconduct - was "a lie" and "bulls**t" but she insists her comments have been misconstrued.

Rose - who was one of the first to speak out against disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein - insisted her comments were aimed at Hollywood figures and the Time's Up campaign, which aims to bring an end to sexual misconduct.

She tweeted: "I never said #MeToo is a lie. Ever. I was talking about Hollywood and Time's Up, not #MeToo. Ugh.

"I'm so tired of erroneous s**tstorms. #MeToo is about survivors and their experiences, that cannot be taken away." (sic)

The 'Charmed' actress also included a video of herself talking which she captioned: "A little video for clarification."

She said in the clip: "I'm just here to say that MeToo is important, it's honest and it's our experience, it is not a lie."

The 45-year-old actress had previously slammed the "losers" behind the anti-harassment initiatives and hit out at the fact she hadn't been "supported" by other women.

She told the Sunday Times newspaper: "I just think they're douchebags.

"They're not champions. I just think they're losers. I don't like them. How do I explain the fact that I got a GQ Man of the Year award and no women's magazines and no women's organisations have supported me? It's all b******t.

"It's a lie. It's a Band-Aid lie to make them feel better. I know these people, I know they're lily-livered, and as long as it looks good on the surface, to them, that's enough."

Despite her stance on the movement, Rose said earlier this year that a "new chapter" had begun now that Weinstein had been indicted on two sets of rape charges and a sex crime charge.

She said at the time: "INDICTED. FINALLY. I've been indicted by the media he's bought out for years to trash me. Now it is a new chapter for both of us (sic)"

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