- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Rose McGowan, Asia Argento and others who accused disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct and assault said they were excluded from Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards, which centered on the anti-sexual harassment movement that they precipitated.

Celebrities walked the red carpet Sunday night dressed in black and wearing “Time’s Up” pins supporting the movement that fights sexual harassment in the entertainment industry. More than 1,000 women in the business signed an open letter in solidarity with the movement.

Ms. McGowan and Ms. Argento, who accused Mr. Weinstein of sexual assault and inadvertently sparked the movement of accusations against multiple Hollywood figures, dubbed the “Weinstein effect,” said they weren’t invited or consulted for the awards ceremony.

“I can only speak for myself but not only I wasn’t invited to the #GoldenGlobes: nobody asked my opinion about #TIMESUP or to sign the letter,” Ms. Argentotweeted Monday morning. “I support @TIMESUPNOW even though I was excluded from it. Guess I am not POWERFUL or HOLLYWOOD enough. Proud to work behind the scenes.”

On Sunday, Ms. Argentotweeted to Ms. McGowan, “No one should forget that you were the first one who broke the silence. Anyone who tries to diminish your work is a troll and an enemy of the movement. You gave me the courage to speak out. I am on your side until I die.”

Ms. McGowan replied: “And not one of those fancy people wearing black to honor our rapes would have lifted a finger had it not been so. I have no time for Hollywood fakery, but you I love, @AsiaArgento.”

Corey Feldman chimed in, adding that he wasn’t invited to the soiree either despite spending the last several years trying to expose Hollywood’s alleged pedophilia problem.

Rosanna Arquette, who also accused Mr. Weinstein of sexual misconduct, weighed in Monday morning, writing: “No we weren’t invited. Annabella [Sciorra], Daryl [Hannah], Mira [Sorvino] … none of us were,” Page Six reported.

Ms. Argentoreplied: “It would have been too much of a downer … an embarrassment. Victims aren’t glamorous enough.”

Ms. Arquette’s sister, Patricia Arquette, added in a tweet: “That’s not cool-All of you should have been included. I wasn’t asked either but who cares! It’s great they are doing it & we will too!”


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