Hollywood actress-turned-activist Rose McGowan just made a surprising revelation ahead of the California recall election that will take place Tuesday.
According to Fox News, McGowan claims that California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D) wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, once delivered a message to her from the attorney who represented convicted sex offender and disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.
To put the story into context, McGowan was one of the first to claim she was a victim of Weinstein’s sexual predation, and helped kick off the “#MeToo” movement years ago. It appears that Weinstein, through his lawyer and through Newsom’s wife, was trying to silence her.
McGowan revealed over the weekend that about six months before she made the sexual assault allegations against Weinstein, Newsom’s wife contacted her with a message from David Boies, Weinstein’s attorney.
McGowan made the revelation during an appearance on Dave Rubin’s YouTube show.
“So this woman, I don’t know, some blonde lady name with the last name of the Newsom, cold-calls me, and was like, David Boies wants to know what it would take to make you happy,” McGowan said.
Is it true?
The simple answer is that we don’t yet know. At the time of this writing, Newsom has not responded to McGowan’s allegation.
Lending credence to McGowan’s claim are reports from both the Washington Free Beacon and The New Yorker. The former reported that Newsom accepted high-priced bottles of wine from Boies, and the latter revealed that Boies tried to suppress allegations made against Weinstein by digging up dirt on his accusers, including McGowan.
In addition, McGowan has been an outspoken critic of Gov. Newsom. Just last week, for example, she posted a video calling both Newsom and his wife frauds.
“I have the receipts. I wish I didn’t,” she said. “I wish you were all real. I wish you really did help, but you don’t and you’re on the side of wrong.”
A surprise appearance
Reports indicate that McGowan, just ahead of the recall election, will make an appearance alongside Larry Elder, the conservative radio host who has a solid chance at replacing Newsom if he does get recalled this week.
Regarding McGowan’s allegation, Elder said, “It’s a double standard. I don’t know if it’s true…but if that allegation was made about my significant other…it would be all over the place…the mainstream media doesn’t give a damn.”