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Actor Rose McGowan has now decided to address Alexander Payne's denial of statuotary rape allegations. On Payne's denial of sexual misconduct allegations, she blasted out. McGowan recently accused Payne of statutory rape and showing her soft-core porn when she was 15.
In a guest column for Deadline, Payne said he had “cordial interactions” with McGowan and commended her activism in the #MeToo movement, but denied her timeline of events. Based on McGowan’s age, the incident she described would have occurred in the late ’80s, a time when Payne says he was studying at UCLA.
“What she has said about me in recent social media posts is simply untrue,” wrote Payne. “Rose is mistaken in saying we met when she was fifteen, in the late 1980s. I was a full-time film student at UCLA from 1984 until 1990, and I know that our paths never crossed.”
When asked for comment about Payne’s op-ed, McGowan responded to Variety, saying, “F— him and his lies is my comment.”
She continued, “I told Payne to acknowledge and apologize, he has not. I said I didn’t want to destroy, now I do. Why do these men always lie? I will now make it a mission to expose him. I am not the only one.”
McGowan argued that Payne’s power as a director gives him influence over the public.
“I want people that have watched his films to know his morals are in your mind, his thoughts have become yours,” McGowan told Variety. “Like in his ‘comedy’ ‘Election,’ where the middle-aged teacher that fantasizes having sex with his young student, Reese Witherspoon. I want people to know Hollywood perpetrators show you who they are, their skewed view normalized. Men like Predator Payne, who profited from working Weinstein, must be stopped from not only assaulting, but must also be prevented from infecting the masses with their propaganda.”
Payne, through a spokesperson, said he had “no further comment regarding Rose McGowan’s false allegations.”
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