Bill Maher Accused of Sexual Harassment by Rose McGowan

by Jeremy Spirogis
Bill Maher Accused of Sexual Harassment by Rose McGowan

Bill Maher has been on tv for a few years. He’s had his justifiable share of controversies. His newest is an allegation levied in opposition to him by Rose McGowan.

In the 1990s, McGowan went on Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher. She says Maher behaved inappropriately towards her. It’s unclear if McGowan made this allegation public in response to Maher’s response to the sexual assault allegation in opposition to Joe Biden.

Bill Maher in a go well with | Paul Drinkwater/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal by way of Getty Images by way of Getty Images

Bill Maher defends Joe Biden from a sexual assault allegation

First, some background. According to Forbes, Tara Reade, a former Biden staffer, accused Biden of inappropriately touching her neck when she labored for him in 1993. On March 25, 2020, Reade then accused Biden of sexual assaulting her when she labored for him. She stated she didn’t initially come ahead with the accusation of sexual assault as a result of she feared the fall-out. The allegation drew predictably polarized responses.

Media scrutiny surrounding Reade’s allegations grew. Over time, late-night hosts together with John Oliver and Stephen Colbert responded with out stating whether or not they believed Reade or not. Maher, one other political commentator, discussed the allegation on Real Time with Bill Maher as effectively.

From quarantine, Maher questioned Reade’s actions. He puzzled why she didn’t come ahead along with her allegation sooner or later through the Democratic Party main. Maher additionally stated folks shouldn’t care whether or not Reade’s allegation is true. Dismissing her statements, Maher stated if Biden assaulted him, he’d preserve quiet about it to assist Biden’s probabilities through the election.

Rose McGowan comes ahead with an allegation

A Rose McGowan tweet about Bill Maher.

According to Fox News, McGowan, herself a sufferer of sexual violence by the hands of Harvey Weinstein, has defended Reade. Following the allegation, On Twitter, McGowan says she now not considers herself a proud Democrat or a proud American. After Maher’s section on Reade aired, she alleged Maher sexually harassed her again within the 1990s.

McGowan stated she went on Maher’s present hoping to indicate off her smarts slightly than her seems. She tweeted at Maher, saying “I was on your show Politically Incorrect in the late 90s- as the show returned from a commercial break, you leaned over to me & whispered in my ear, ‘my parents didn’t give me a good face, but they did give me a huge c—.’” McGowan remembers being disgusted by this incident.

Rose McGowan elaborates on her declare

Another Rose McGowan tweet about Bill Maher

McGowan received into extra element in one other social media post. She stated Maher wasn’t truly attempting to seduce her when he made that remark. Rather, she feels Maher was “trying to throw me off my game because I was better than him on his own show.” McGowan stated Maher might have merely stated one thing intimidating however as an alternative selected to say one thing sexually-charged.

McGowan questioned what Maher might have achieved to different girls. “I could feel your hot breath on my ear as an image of both your hideous face & alleged big c— flashed in my mind. Both turned my stomach. I’ve always wondered what you [sic] say & do to the girls that aren’t famous?” McGowan stated she would focus on this incident in higher element another time. Maher and his representatives have but to touch upon what McGowan needed to say. 

How to get assist: In the U.S., name the RAINN National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline at 1-800-656-4673 to attach with a educated employees member from a sexual assault service supplier in your space. 

Also see: Louis C.Okay. Jokes About Sexual Consent in New Special

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