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Meryl Streep Opened Up About Rose McGowan’s Tweet, McGowan Apologizes 

Streep said that she was “hurt to be attacked by” McGowan and added that she didn't know anything about the now-disgraced producer's bad reputation in Hollywood. 

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Meryl Streep who was slammed by her fellow actress Rose McGowan for “happily working with the pig monster (Weinstein, who allegedly raped McGowan),” released a statement to ET on Monday in which the actress expressed her disappointment over McGowan’s ‘shaming’ and ‘taunting’ comment.

Meryl Streep Opened Up About Rose McGowan's Tweet, McGowan Apologizes 
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Streep said that she was “hurt to be attacked by” McGowan and added that she didn’t know anything about the now-disgraced producer’s bad reputation in Hollywood.

Read more: The Leading Voice In Harvey Weinstein Scandal, Rose McGowan Slam Meryl Streep & Other Big Actresses

“I did not know about Weinstein’s crimes, not in the 90s when he attacked her, or through subsequent decades when he proceeded to attack others,” she said. “I wasn’t deliberately silent. I didn’t know. I don’t tacitly approve of rape. I didn’t know. I don’t like young women being assaulted. I didn’t know this was happening.”

Streep said in her statement, “Rose assumed and broadcast something untrue about me, and I wanted to let her know the truth.”

“Through friends who know her, I got my home phone number to her the minute I read the headlines. 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 said, “And, I hoped that she would give me a hearing.” She continued, “She did not, but I hope she reads this. I am truly sorry she 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. That’s where the cover-ups convene. Those rooms must be disinfected, and integrated, before anything even begins to change.”

Read more: Amber Tamblyn Blasts Over Rose McGowan ‘Shaming’ Comment About Actresses Wear Black At Golden Globes

After Streep responded to McGowan tweet, McGowan again took her twitter but this time wrote an apology note at Weinstein’s estranged wife’s fashion line, Marchesa. However, she didn’t mention Streep’s name in her latest tweet but she deleted her recent tweet in which she mentioned the Oscar Winner.

McGowan has been a leading voice in the Harvey Weinstein scandal, she is among those over 50 women who have accused the now-disgraced former film mogul, Weinstein of sexual misconduct.

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