Rose McGowan filed a blackmail lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein and his ex-lawyers Lisa Bloom and David Boies and the spy company Black Cube on Wednesday.
The lawsuit alleges that Weinstein teamed with his lawyers to suppress and discredit her claim that Weinstein raped her at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival.
"This case is about a vicious and illegal effort by one of America's most powerful men and its representatives to silence victims of sexual assault," the lawsuit says. "And it's about the courageous women and journalists who insisted on revealing the truth."
Weinstein's prosecutor, Phyllis Kupferstein, said the lawsuit proves that McGowan has been requesting a payout all the time.
For all, Rose McGowan is shown what she is; a commercial seeker looking for money, "said Kupferstein. "From the moment she applied for a multi-million dollar payment for failing to make those unfounded allegations we rejected, we knew she was waiting for an opportune moment to begin. We will show that this case has no legal value.
The lawsuit describes McGowan's efforts to proceed in 201
McGowan worked on her memoir series "Brave," in which she wanted to publish her allegations against Weinstein for the first time. The lawsuit alleges that Weinstein and his lawyers were able to obtain much of the book in advance, using a black cube spy who gained their self-confidence by pretending to be an advocate for women.
As Diana Filip, she illegally recorded her conversations and resorted to a draft of the book on McGowan's laptop.
The lawsuit also refers to Bloom's work for Weinstein, which was formulated in a letter published in "She Said" by The New York Times reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey. In the letter, Bloom put forward a plan to discredit McGowan as disappointed.
"I feel ready to help you with the roses of the world because I have represented so many of them," wrote Bloom.
Among other things, the lawsuit accuses Bloom of interfering in McGowan's privacy.
Eric George, a lawyer representing Bloom, said it was "inexcusable that Ms. McGowan decided to include my client in her lawsuit."
"Facts are important," George wrote. "There is simply no credible factual or legal basis for her claims against my client. We look forward to our day in court to settle the record.
McGowan was paid $ 100,000 to settle her claim that Weinstein raped her in 1997, and Amazon Studios and Jose Baez, a famous lawyer who formerly represented both McGowan and Weinstein. Although they are not named as defendants, the lawsuit claims that Price and Baez were part of the wider RICO plot. McGowan accuses Price of having a "catch and kill" claiming he wrote a script about her life and then killed the project. McGowan claims that she later learned that Weinstein and Price were close to each other.
The process also tells the story of McGowan's drug-possession arrest, which she claimed could be attributed to tartar. McGowan instructed Baez to defend her and persuaded her to take a plea deal. Shortly thereafter, Baez began to work in his case of rape for Weinstein. Baez has stated that the representation has been reviewed and approved by his Ethics Officer.