Rose McGowan Pens Open Letter to Hollywood Urging Everyone to Take a Stand Against Known Sexual Predators

Last week, Rose McGowan revealed that she’d been raped by a well-known Hollywood executive, and now she’s calling on her fellow actors in helping her take a stand.

Yesterday (Oct. 17, 2016), McGowan took to Twitter to share an open letter she’d written to Hollywood urging everyone to speak up and take a stand against sexual predators. “Dear Hollywood, To the women and men in the entertainment industry who know exactly whom and what I am talking about, I say be brave. Do not work with those you know to be offenders or you are no better than they. Take a stand,” McGowan wrote.

“You are culpable for your actions. Stop rewarding sociopaths. Every time you sanction abhorrent behavior, you are aiding and abetting a crime, that makes you no better than the criminal,” she continued. “How many more stories do you have to hear before you do the right thing and stop rewarding men that are predators? Why are you so cowardly that you would take the softer, easier way out?”

“I can tell you this, your soul is a blighted one if you do so. Your personal legacy, the very fabric of your being, is at stake, so fight for it. I know you have it in you to be better. I know you have it in you to break free from the bonds of secrecy. So do it,” she concluded the powerful letter.

While no one in Hollywood has yet to respond to her call to action, fans have begun to thank the actress for encouraging them to share their stories, after being inspired by her’s.

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