Meryl Streep Denies She Knew of Harvey Weinstein’s Predatory Behavior
Meryl Streep She Knew posters pop up in Los Angeles
One of the "She Knew" posters, featuring Meryl Streep and Harvey Weinstein. CBS News
- Posters of Meryl Streep, with the words "She Knew" superimposed across her face, popped up throughout Los Angeles on Tuesday.
- The posters appeared after Streep announced that she was unaware of "Weinstein's crimes."
- It's unclear who is responsible for these posters yet.
- Streep's statement followed Rose McGowan's public accusation that she is a hypocrite for working with Weinstein and reportedly participating in a Golden Globe protest to support victims of sexual misconduct.
Posters of Academy Award-winner Meryl Streep, with the words "She Knew" superimposed across her face, popped up throughout Los Angeles on Tuesday, according to CBS News Los Angeles.
The posters have been spotted near the SAG-AFTRA building near Streep's home in Pasadena, in addition to Hollywood and Highland complex, and the 20th Century Fox studio lot in Century City, according to CBS News.
It's unclear who is responsible for the posters, but they appeared shortly after Streep announced in a statement that she was unaware of "Weinstein's crimes."
Streep's statement followed activist and actress Rose McGowan's public accusation that she is a hypocrite for reportedly making the decision to wear black during the Golden Globes as a show of solidarity with victims of sexual misconduct, after working with Harvey Weinstein.
"Actresses, like Meryl Streep, who happily worked for The Pig Monster, are wearing black @GoldenGlobes in a silent protest," McGowan wrote in a now-deleted tweet, according to People.
"YOUR SILENCE is THE problem. You'll accept a fake award breathlessly & affect no real change. I despise your hypocrisy. Maybe you should all wear Marchesa," she reportedly continued.
Streep responded to McGowan's accusations, in a statement to INSIDER, saying that she "didn't know" about Weinstein's alleged sexual misconduct when she had worked with him.
"I want to let her know I did not know about Weinstein's crimes, not in the '90s when he attacked her, or through subsequent decades when he proceeded to attack others," Streep said. "I wasn't deliberately silent. I didn't know. I don't tacitly approve of rape. I didn't know. I don't like young women being assaulted. I didn't know this was happening."
Streep also said that she had mutual friends pass her phone number along to McGowan so that they could speak, but never heard from her.
"I sat by that phone all day yesterday and this morning, hoping to express both my deep respect for her and others' bravery in exposing the monsters among us, and my sympathy for the untold, ongoing pain she suffers ... And I hoped that she would give me a hearing," Streep wrote.
Video: Meryl Streep Vs. Rose McGowan As "She Knew" Posters Emerge
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