‘New dawn’ as GQ names brave Rose McGowan ‘man of the year’
BRAVE Hollywood ballbuster Rose McGowan can’t wait to jet into London and make a few more famous fellas squirm when she hijacks a showbiz bash.
Bosses at GQ magazine are making sure the #MeToo campaign, which the actress helped kick off last year, is acknowledged by the male-dominated audience when its Men of the Year awards take over Tate Modern next month.
The 44-year-old was one of the first to take down movie mogul Harvey Weinstein when she stepped forward to allege he had raped her.
Now she will be the first female recipient of the Inspiration gong on September 5.
‘I’m proud to be honoured by GQ in receiving the Man Of The Year Inspiration award,’ said McGowan. ‘It’s a new dawn, a new day for all of us to celebrate positive societal change.’
Show insiders told Guilty Pleasures yesterday that this year’s ceremony, the 21st, will boast its ‘biggest guest list ever’.
McGowan, who starred on TV in the supernatural drama Charmed, was allegedly paid a $100,000 (£78,000) settlement following a hotel room incident involving Weinstein at the Sundance Film Festival in 1997. She also accused actor Ben Affleck of lying over claims that he was unaware of the extent of Weinstein’s behaviour.
GQ editor Dylan Jones said of McGowan’s honour: ‘This award recognises the sheer strength and bravery Rose McGowan has shown in coming forward and being one of the first to publicly accuse an industry figurehead of grossly abusing his position of power.’
Author: Andrei Harmsworth