Former Charmed star Rose McGowan, who is known for speaking her mind and for her bravery to stand up for herself, caused a stir with a tweet about Oprah Winfrey accusing her of being fake and a liar.
According to McGowan, the former host faked her support for the #MeToo movement.
“I am glad more are seeing the ugly truth of @Oprah,” McGowan tweeted along with an old photo of the talk show host smiling alongside convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein. “I wish she were real, but she isn’t.”
The tweet continued: “From being pals with Weinstein to abandoning & destroying Russell Simmon’s [sic] victims, she is about supporting a sick power structure for personal gain, she is as fake as they come. #lizard.”
This came after Oprah stepped down from the role of an executive producer of Russell Simmons’ #MeToo documentary. Simmons, a hip-hop music mogul, has been accused of more than a dozen cases of sexual assault or misconduct since November 2017.
At the time, Oprah revealed that the reason behind her decision was that “More work needs to be done on the film to clarify the full extent of what the victims endured, and it became clear that the filmmakers and I were not united in that creative vision.”
She told The Hollywood Reporter that she supported the women who endured sexual assault, adding that their stories need to be told and heard.
Speaking of Weinstein, whose long list of alleged sexual assaults dating back to the 1970s was the catalyst for the #MeToo movement in October 2017, Oprah said she was previously friendly with him. The host further added that she “didn’t know any of this was going on,” referring of Weinstein’s behavior.
“Everybody has a story, so I believe this is a turning point. We’re going to miss this opportunity if we only make it about Harvey Weinstein,” Oprah explained.