Rose McGowan suggested her battle against Harvey Weinstein is taking a major financial toll.
The actress and activist told reporters at the Television Critics Association’s press tour in Pasadena on Tuesday that she’s having to sell her home to pay her legal bills — but it’s not for the reason that one might assume. Reports have suggested that McGowan signed a nondisclosure agreement as part of her 1997 settlement with Weinstein for $100,000 to not discuss an encounter in a hotel room during the Sundance Film Festival.
“I never signed an NDA, actually,” McGowan said. “That was a mistake the press made, and actually a mistake that I made for a long time. [I was misinformed] by a lawyer that I had signed one, when in fact it turned out I hadn’t. I thought I remember refusing that. I think NDAs, as we’re finding out, can be broken.”
Still, there’s been a personal cost, she says. “It’s really scary, I’m having to sell my house right now to pay legal bills fighting off the monsters.”
McGowan is at TCA to promote her upcoming E! documentary series, Citizen Rose where she encouraged victims of sexual assault to