Rose McGowan believes Oprah Winfrey faked her support of the #MeToo movement.
“I am glad more are seeing the ugly truth of @Oprah,” the “Charmed” alum, 47, tweeted Sunday along with an old photo of the talk show host, now 67, smiling alongside convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein. “I wish she were real, but she isn’t.”
McGowan, an outspoken survivor of sexual assault, continued, “From being pals with Weinstein to abandoning & destroying Russell Simmon’s [sic] victims, she is about supporting a sick power structure for personal gain, she is as fake as they come. #lizard.”
Weinstein’s long list of alleged sexual assaults dating back to the 1970s was the catalyst for the #MeToo movement in October 2017, with McGowan being one of the first of dozens of women to accuse him of rape.
The disgraced film producer, who has denied having “any nonconsensual sex,” was found guilty of two felonies in February 2020.
Meanwhile, Simmons has also been accused of rape and sexual misconduct by 20 women. The music executive, 63, has denied the accusations and kept a low profile in recent years, though he resurfaced in the Hamptons earlier this month.
It appears McGowan’s tweet refers to Winfrey’s almost-involvement in a 2020 documentary titled “On the Record” that centered on Simmons’ alleged sexual misconduct.
While the multi-hyphenate was originally on board to executive-produce the project, she ended up backing out, citing differences with the film’s directors.
“I have decided that I will no longer be executive producer on the untitled Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering documentary, and it will not air on Apple TV+,” Winfrey said in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter in January 2020.
“I want it to be known that I unequivocally believe and support the women. Their stories deserve to be told and heard. In my opinion, there is more work to be done on the film to illuminate the full scope of what the victims endured, and it has become clear that the filmmakers and I are not aligned in that creative vision.”
Reps for McGowan and Winfrey did not immediately respond to Page Six’s requests for comment.