Within a day of the Times publishing the story, McGowan directed her lawyer to pull the offer.
McGowan, who starred in the Weinstein-produced horror classic "Scream", made a counteroffer of $6 million, which she eventually retracted, reports the New York Times.
"I had all these people I'm paying telling me to take it so that I could fund my art". "In any case, I resembled - ew, net, you're nauseating, I don't need your cash, that would influence me to feel sickening".
McGowan was reported to have reached a $100,000 settlement with Weinstein after an undisclosed hotel room encounter between them during the1997 Sundance Film Festival. "We are one massive collective voice, ' McGowan told those assembled, who she referred to as her fellow 'me toos" at one point.
She said she passed two male assistants on the way in and said "they wouldn't look me in the eye". "You would have been terrific.' She said that she couldn't because she had been blacklisted from working on any Weinstein movies", he said.
During a panel called "Fighting for Survivors of Sexual Assault in the Age of Betsy DeVos", panelists discussed sexual assault on college campuses and what they say are the dangers of the secretary of education's reversal of Obama-era sexual assault guidelines for college campuses.
McGowan then said that these predators who harass and assault their victims are 'monsters, ' and their time is running out.
Yet no sooner had Farrow divulged to Bloom his interest in Weinstein than executives at NBC and Hollywood's Creative Artists Agency, Farrow's professional representatives, began to receive a barrage of calls and letters, as the movie mogul (a longtime pal of NBC Universal Vice Chairman Ron Meyer and others at the company he'd done business with) sought to wield every ounce of leverage to stop Farrow's investigation. I have been slut shamed, I have been harassed, I have been maligned, and you know what, I'm just like you.
Ultimately, her psyche was changed a couple of days after the fact, when the first of numerous stunner articles about Weinstein's decades-long inappropriate behavior and attack history was distributed. "I have been silenced for 20 years".
"We are free. We are strong. I'm just like you because what happened to me behind the scenes happens to all of us in this society".
She wrote:"You know what is truth, Lisa?"