Actress and sexual assault victims’s advocate Rose McGowan blasted the Washington Post and accused the publication of “victim shaming” Joe Biden’s accuser Tara Reade for political reasons.
Fox News reports McGowan, a victim of disgraced film mogul and convicted sexual predator Harvey Weinstein, found issues with a Post article headlined, “Sexual assault allegation by former Biden Senate aide emerges in campaign, draws denial.” McGowan apparently feels the article doesn’t give a fair shake to Tara Reade, a former staffer for the then-senator who recently came forward with a 1993 assault claim against Biden.
“This is not journalism, this is an agenda. This is a hit piece. You’ve sunk to a new low in slanted journalism and victim shaming @WashingtonPost,” McGowan tweeted.
“As a survivor, the way you launched into this woman’s assault is truly vile,” McGowan added. “Your motto is ‘Democracy Dies in Darkness’ well I guess it’s dead because you are dark. Evil lives and it loves the DNC.”
The Post reported that Reade “did not mention the alleged assault or suggest there was more to the story” when she previously told the paper Biden inappropriately touched her neck and shoulders and has said she “twice voted for the Obama-Biden ticket.”
“On Thursday, Reade filed a complaint with D.C. police,” the paper notes before writing, “Filing a false report is a crime punishable by up to 30 days in jail.”
The Post also made a point to note that Reade’s therapist has not provided notes and Biden’s accuser once praised Russian President Vladimir Putin. McGowan apparently feels the story doesn’t take Reade seriously enough.
Mainstream media and #MeToo advocates have been accused of downplaying allegations against Biden. The post even invoked claims made against President Trump when exploring Biden’s situation.
“The former vice president has been accused of unwanted hugging and other physical contact, but The Post found no other allegations against him as serious as Reade’s. More than a dozen women, by contrast, have accused Trump of forced kissing, groping or sexual assault, and he has been recorded on audio boasting about grabbing women between their legs,” the Post wrote.
Last week, per TCO, Rose McGowan, who co-starred with Alyssa Milano in the series “charmed” called Milano a “fraud” for failing to stick up to Joe Biden’s sexual assault accuser Tara Reade.
You are a fraud. This is about holding the media accountable. You go after Trump & Kavanaugh saying Believe Victims, you are a lie. You have always been a lie. The corrupt DNC is in on the smear job of Tara Reade, so are you. SHAME
Alyssa Milano broke her silence on Biden’s #MeToo Accusation against him in a radio interview with Andy Cohen.
Milano said she still supports Biden despite the sexual assault allegation against him by Tara Reade and her being considered one of them leaders of the “believe women” #MeToo movement.
I explained my silence on the allegations against Joe Biden in this clip.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) April 6, 2020
Milano then added:
There is something to the idea that people are going to weaponize #metoo for political gain. Just look at the replies here and look to see who those accounts are supporting in the primary. There always needs to be a thorough vetting of accusations.
David Weissman tweeted:
I am willing to bet if a woman accused Bernie Sanders of rape, they would not believe her but use snake emojis with an # just like they did with Elizabeth Warren because they didn’t believe her when she mentioned that Bernie told her that a woman couldn’t be President.
to which Alyssa responded:
Right. This is clearly a smear campaign. And Warren not endorsing Bernie when their policies line up—to me—means she was telling the truth about what he said.
Needless to say, many Twitter users were not impressed.
This is revolting.
And @Andy — consider not referring to women expressing concern over a sexual assault allegation as “Bernie Bro’s.”
— Briahna Joy Gray (@briebriejoy) April 6, 2020
You stand for absolutely nothing pic.twitter.com/zg8YYc2ZNa
— beth, an alien (@bourgeoisalien) April 6, 2020
Oh come on. Alyssa stands for unearned privilege, sexual exploitation, terrible acting, and listening to her own lips flap.
— Plain Ol' Johnny Graz Isn't Voting For Blue Trump (@jvgraz) April 6, 2020
Ratio’d into oblivion.
What a hypocrite.
— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) April 6, 2020
What additional evidence do you want? Can you be specific?
The victim came forward.
Multiple witnesses have said that she told them about the sexual assault as soon as it happened.
— Shaun King (@shaunking) April 6, 2020
Why are you censoring replies? Seems you want a lot of things to be silenced. pic.twitter.com/VjYyG4nQ43
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) April 7, 2020
Hypocrisy at its finest. pic.twitter.com/dsgBfxE9yL
— Mark The Shark (@MRaff57) April 6, 2020
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