Rose McGowan claims being raped by Hollywood executive

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Los Angeles, Oct 15 (IANS) Actress Rose McGowan has claimed that she was raped by a Hollywood executive.

The 43-year-old made the claim on Twitter as she shared her contribution to the trending hashtag #WhyWomenDontReport, reports mirror.co.uk.

The “Charmed” star alleged that she experienced the terrible ordeal at the hands of a “studio head”.

In a series of tweets, she wrote: “A (female) criminal attorney said because I’d done a sex scene in a film I would never win against the studio head. #WhyWomenDontReport. Because it’s been an open secret in Hollywood/Media and they shamed me while adulating my rapist. #WhyWomenDontReport.

“Because my ex sold our movie to my rapist for distribution #WhyWomenDontReport. It is time for some goddamned honesty in this world. (sic)”

The hashtag was designed to create awareness as to why women don’t always report rape cases.

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It originated from the backlash prompted by the continuing allegations of inappropriate sexual behaviour and comments made by US Presidential candidate Donald Trump.

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