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Rose McGowan accuses Newsom’s wife of Weinstein cover-up

Actress and activist Rose McGowan intervened this weekend in the California recall election narrative to dismiss Tory radio host Larry Elder and denounce members of the state’s first family, namely Jennifer Siebel Newsom , whose husband, Gov. Gavin Newsom, is the subject of Tuesday’s recall vote show.

McGowan, a boisterous #MeToo figure and a longtime listener to the Republican frontrunner’s show, appeared in Brentwood on Sunday at a campaign rally for the Elder gubernatorial hopeful. She claimed Newsom’s wife tried to bribe her to “suppress” McGowan’s allegations against convicted movie mogul Harvey Weinstein in 2017.

The Siebel Newsom team said McGowan’s allegations are “a complete fabrication.”

The “Charmed” star said she quit the Democratic Party “because everyone who harassed, harassed and robbed her” during her Hollywood career has been Democrats. And although she said she disagreed with Elder on every point, she thinks “he’s the best candidate” and “the best man”.

McGowan, who would later publicly accuse Weinstein of rape, accused Siebel Newsom of asking him to cooperate with Weinstein’s attorney David Boies of the law firm Boies Schiller Flexner in 2017, months before The New York Times and the New Yorker do publish their prices. winning eliminations modeled on sexual misconduct and assault from the disgraced producer.

The actor claimed that she had a brief phone call with Siebel Newsom, who she said asked her, “What will it take? What can Boies Schiller do to make you happy? and produced an email allegedly written by Siebel Newsom in 2017 to corroborate his story. In the email, Siebel Newsom reportedly defended herself against the idea that she would side with Weinstein and his lawyer.

McGowan also produced graphics linking Siebel Newsom to the Weinstein scandal and snippets of the alleged email on Monday. in a Twitter thread, although she did not produce the original document. She also shared that Siebel Newsom’s brother-in-law is Josh Schiller, a partner at the law firm who once represented Weinstein and the son of founding partner Jonathan Schiller. (Josh Schiller was arrested in January on suspicion of domestic violence.)

In the email, Siebel Newsom reportedly admitted asking McGowan, “what if anything Boies could do for her that would help her heal.” McGowan rejected the opening and insisted that the idea that she wanted to help Weinstein was “completely absurd.”

Siebel Newsom later wrote an article for the Huffington Post which said she had experienced “aggressive advances” and circumstances similar to those of other Weinstein accusers.

Documentary director Siebel Newsom on Sunday strongly denied McGowan’s claims. Her spokesperson told The Times her “limited correspondence” with McGowan “had been strictly as a sexual assault survivor and as Jennifer’s former ability to lead the Representation Project, an organization that fights limitation. stereotypes and gender norms “.

Governor Newsom also called McGowan’s allegations “outrageous and false” and reiterated a series of positions from Elder that he said were bad for women.

Times editors Faith E. Pinho and James Rainey contributed to this report.