On Sunday, Tamblyn had criticized her friend McGowan, saying she didn't support anyone who "shamed or taunted" other women who were trying to create change and that the Marchesa comment was "beneath you, Rose". I didn't know. I don't like young women being assaulted. "YOUR SILENCE is THE problem", McGowan wrote in the tweet, which appears to have since been deleted. I despise your hypocrisy.
McGowan - who has accused Weinstein of raping her in the 1990s - lashed out at Streep repeatedly this week, most recently writing in a tweet Saturday that the actress "happily" worked with Weinstein and remained silent about his behavior.
"Rose assumed and broadcast something untrue about me, and I wanted to let her know the truth", Streep said, adding that she got her phone number to McGowan through mutual friends but didn't hear back.
Meryl Streep responded on Monday to a critical tweet from Rose McGowan in which the Charmed actress accused the Oscar victor of staying silent about alleged crimes committed by disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein. "Maybe you should all wear Marchesa", she said, according to People, referring to the designer label run by Weinstein's estranged wife, Georgina Chapman.
"I am truly sorry [Rose McGowan] sees me as an adversary, because we are both, together with all the women in our business, standing in defiance of the same implacable foe: a status quo that wants so badly to return to the bad old days, the old ways where women were used, abused and refused entry into the decision-making, top levels of the industry", the statement issued through Streep's publicist, Leslee Dart, read. "Seeing that picture of Alyssa Milano with GC 1/8Chapman3/8 has ignited something in me that I can't quite articulate", McGowan wrote. "There is no map for this road I'm on, I will f-k up. Peace be with you, go with Goddess". I didn't know this was happening.
"He needed me much more than I needed him and he made sure I didn't know", Streep said, adding she was unaware of Weinstein's alleged behaviour. I sat by that phone all day yesterday and this morning, hoping to express both my deep respect for her and others' bravery in exposing the monsters among us, and my sympathy for the untold, ongoing pain she suffers. She did not, but I hope she reads this.