Rose heeft laten weten het 6 maanden geleden uitgemaakt te hebben met model Rain Dover. Één van de redenen hiervoor is dat Rain informatie over de Italiaanse actrice Asia Argento aan roddelwebsite TMZ wilde door verkopen. Asia een goede vriendin van Rose raakte in opspraak enige tijd terug toen bleek dat ze seks had gehad voor een minderjarige. Nu hier veel media aandacht voor is vond Rose het tijd om hierover haar kant van het verhaal te laten weten.
Rose McGowan wants to forget her relationship with Rain Dove.
“Does anyone out there know how to fix a Wikipedia entry?” she tweeted on Tuesday. “I broke up with my ex [Dove] 6 months ago and they are still listed as my partner. I would like my name to be cleared of association.”
Soon after tweeting, Wikipedia removed Dove as McGowan’s partner.
McGowan’s tweet comes after the LGBTQ activist admitted to selling incriminating private text messages from Asia Argento where she allegedly admitted to having sex with a minor to TMZ for $10,000 in an hour-long YouTube video. Argento and McGowan are both outspoken Harvey Weinstein accusers.
“When it came to the text messages with the Asia Argento thing, I sold them to TMZ,” said Dove, who uses they/them pronouns. “I asked for advice from my closest friends, some of which are very powerful and wonderful people and very connected in the industry, and they said just do it but that I might not have enough protection from libel and lawsuits and I might need to get a lawyer.”
They continued, “I got so much backlash for sharing these messages about someone having sex with a minor. I mean, I honestly thought I was in the right.”
Dove said they felt like they made the “right decision” but that they “could have been honest from the beginning.” They also shared that 20% of the $10,000 was given to a publicist who helped protect Dove’s anonymity, 10% went to a close friend to hold onto, and the rest went into Dove’s bank account until “everything was done.” Dove then donated the remains to the anti-sexual assault organization RAINN as well as using it to pay their rent.
Dove also opened up about their relationship with McGowan, saying, “I really loved Rose, and there were times in which I was insecure about whether or not she loved me back … I accepted that our relationship was probably just for her benefit. It happened during a time in which she was being called out for being transphobic.”
McGowan took to Instagram to respond to Dove’s accusation in a screenshot of a series of texts to “explain some s–t about a piece of s–t.”
“There’s some bulls—t on the horizon. My horrible, monstrous, con artist ex-partner is a pathological liar and NBC just did an expose of her life but she’s trying to say that I was part of her shenanigans. I absolutely am not,” McGowan wrote on Tuesday. “She conned me during a period where my brain was breaking. Rain, my disgusting ex, sold a story about Asia Argento to TMZ.
“I found out definitively that Rain was a liar and a fraud and sold the stories 6 months ago when her [now] ex-best friend spilled the beans. She is a monster and I believed Rain over Asia and Rain told me that Asia said she’d started molesting a young actor at age 12. Asia slept with him when he was 17 and Rain said should I go to the police? And I said if it’s 12 years old you absolutely have to.
“The NYT did an expose of the Asia thing so was coming out no matter what, but Rain sold text messages between she and Asia.
“Rain was pretending to help Asia, But really she was getting material to sell. Rain targeted me as a job for her con artist skills. Con artists come to you when you’re down and boy. My first opposite sex experience turned out to be a monstrous dirty fiasco.
“So there’s the saga. I f—ked up, but I [was] not in my right mind and it was an accident. Everyone lied to me.”
When asked for further comment, McGowan’s rep told Page Six to “please refer to her instagram post.”
Dove said they decided to come clean for the new year.
“I haven’t always been the best person but it’s about to be 2020, the year of clarity, and I need to start in a space where people know who they’re dealing with when they’re dealing with me,” Dove said through sobs. “I’m not a person who acts the way that I used to. I’m a person who made poor choices. I have also made mistakes and I’ve hurt people.”