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Harvey Weinstein Releases Ben Affleck's Email in Response to Rose McGowan Claims

Harvey Weinstein Releases Ben Affleck's Email in Response to Rose McGowan Claims

Harvey Weinstein is publicly responding to claims made against him by Rose McGowan and he has released an email that Ben Affleck sent him this past summer to defend himself.

Rose says that Weinstein raped her and she talks about being assaulted by the disgraced producer at the Sundance Film Festival in 1997 in her new book “Brave.” She has also said that she told Affleck about the assault, but the actor says in the email that he didn’t know about it.

“As a general matter, Harvey Weinstein and his attorneys have refrained from publicly criticizing any of the women who have made allegations of sexual assault against Mr. Weinstein despite a wealth of evidence that would demonstrate the patent falsity of these claims,” the producer’s lawyer Ben Brafman said in a statement. “Watching the ‘performance’ by Rose McGowan as she looks to promote her new book however, has made it impossible to remain quiet as she tries to smear Mr. Weinstein with a bold lie that is denied not only by Mr. Weinstein himself, but by at least two witnesses, including Ms. McGowan’s own Manager at the time who Ms. McGowan claims to have confided in the day after the alleged assault and an A-list actor Ben Affleck who Ms. McGowan claims to have also told about her encounter with Mr. Weinstein shortly after the incident she now describes as ‘rape,’ but which in 1997 she described to her Manager as a ‘consensual’ act of sex.”

Click inside to read the email written by Ben Affleck…

This is the email that Weinstein‘s lawyer claims Ben sent to him: “I never saw Rose at any hotel in Sundance. She never told me nor did I ever infer that she was attacked by anyone. Any accounts to the contrary are false. I have no knowledge about anything Rose did or claimed to have done. Accounts otherwise are lies.”

The email was reportedly sent on July 26, according to Deadline. This was before the scandal became public.

Rose responded to this new development in the below tweet:

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  • Michael McKinley

    Unhinged

  • patrickdornoff

    broads unstable clearly

  • HG

    I think Rose has a lot of good points and she’s consistently been outspoken about the problems in Hollywood for years. However, I feel bad that the way she talks about these things makes people turn away from her. Instead of listening to what she says, people automatically label her as a crazy woman. People have a right to express their feelings in their own way, but I wish Rose would find a better way to spread her message to more people.

  • Sansa Squad

    Yeah… Being raped, intimidated into silence, and then branded as a crazy, paranoid liar by your abuser and his enablers will do that to a broad!

  • Dieter from Sprockets

    the truth is out there

  • cinemaniac

    Ben affleck hates his life at the moment

  • Abdulrahman Almrkhan

    Ben Affleck is at best a B+ list actor

  • schindlerslist67

    If that’s the case every crazy person’s behavior should be understood. That’s dangerous. She should behave in spite of…

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  • Mucho Macho

    in the end this is between Harvey Weinstein and Rose McGowan. Ben Affleck being dragged into this it’s just a way to attract more attention to the situation specially by Rose McGowan who whether or not is telling the truth, Affleck at some points being Weinstein’s employee had nothing to do with what happened to her.

    She took Weinstein’s money to end the situation which is what a settlement is supposed to do. If she wanted Weinstein to be punished then she should have tried to do so by pursuing legal actions against Weinstein.

  • disqus_BuPrn6rF9f

    First he said that he never had anything with Rose, now he says that it was consensual and even says that he never denied any allegations made against him when he ran to deny Lupita’s allegations.

  • agus

    She chose her career or at least the idea of it and she hates herself for it and doesn’t have enough courage to admit that she made a mistake. Ut’s nothing brave of taking hush money to protect an abuser and a career.

  • Antoine

    I’m sure the opinion of a cockroach weighs heavily on Ben’s mind.

  • Alan

    I think the cocaine might have something to do with that as well.

  • Puerto Herrera

    Enough already attention seeker.

  • Sansa Squad

    Understanding her “behavior” is not excusing it.

  • Sansa Squad

    ……good for you

  • Alan

    That makes sense. Dummy.

  • schindlerslist67

    Agreed. We shouldn’t let her behavior or Ben’s conflict distract us from the HW problem. Have a great day.

  • Sansa Squad

    ooh zing should I change my username and avi to recover from that sick burn?? gtfoh

  • Alan

    I don’t think it would matter. You’re subhuman.

  • 777

    If you didn’t rape her why did you pay her to shut up?

  • angeleyez13

    She took the money because she regretted what she did.If it was a real situation people would be backing her up on her story:police,lawyers, family ,friends ,etc.People don’t want to be associated with her because she’s constantly inconsistent and blaming everyone for her problems.It’s a shame she had to drag innocent people into her lies .And a pity real victim of Weinstein won’t be believed because of her.

  • soyeahsowhat

    you’re being generous. he left B status long ago

  • soyeahsowhat

    we get it Rose. at this point she’s just continuing to look stark raving mad. maybe we can pay her to go away again, she’s open to hush money

  • MyName

    I thought it was just because she is in so much pain and has many regrets but now believe it’s about promoting her book. I do believe that it happened to her but now unsure about her motives, well completely, about coming forward and when.