Asia Argento, the Italian actress who accused disgraced Hollywood mogul, Harvey Weinstein, of rape, reacted to his surrender to police in New York.
“Today Harvey Weinstein will take his first step on his inevitable descent to hell,” she tweeted. “We, the women, finally have real hope for justice.”
Argento had recently spoken out against Weinstein in a searing speech at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.
On Thursday evening, Rose McGowan, who has also accused Weinstein of rape, reacted to his surrender and arrest on Instagram.
“I, and so many of Harvey Weinstein’s survivors, had given up hope that our rapist would be held accountable by law. Twenty years ago, I swore that I would right this wrong. Today we are one step closer to justice. We were young women who were assaulted by Weinstein and later terrorized by his vast network of complicity,” she wrote. “I stand with my fellow survivors. May his arrest give hope to all victims and survivors everywhere that are telling their truths.”
On Friday morning, the Associated Press posted a video interview of McGowan revealing that she is looking forward to attending any of Weinstein’s upcoming trials.
“If I’m allowed to, I will attend,” she said. “And hopefully that will actually heal a lot of the kind of trauma I get whenever I see his face or whenever I hear his name or whenever I have to read or hear that he says it was consensual.”
On Good Morning America on Friday morning, McGowan said “I feel shocked. I would say it’s just so big”.
“I have to admit I didn’t think I would see the day that he would have handcuffs on him. I have a visceral need for him to have handcuffs on.”
Argento and McGowan are two of the more than 80 women who came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against Weinstein, according to Hollywood Reporter.
Ashley Judd, Mira Sorvino, Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow are also among the high-profile actresses who have come forward with stories about Weinstein’s pattern of alleged abuse, the newspaper said.
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