Rose McGowan says California Governor Gavin Newsom’s wife ‘tried to bribe her’ by acting as a go-between for Harvey Weinstein‘s lawyer and offering her money so that she would not come forward with sexual assault allegations in 2017. Appearing alongside Republican candidate Larry Elder in Los Angeles on Sunday, McGowan accused California First Lady Jennifer Siebel Newsom of ‘trying to bribe her’ in order to suppress her rape allegations against Weinstein.
‘What can Boies Schiller do to make you happy?’ McGowan said she was asked by Siebel Newsom during a 2017 phone call, which she says she abruptly ended by hanging up. Her comments were first reported by The Washington Post. McGowan also alleged that Siebel Newsom sent her an email in which she ‘inferred that she was a Weinstein rape victim to get into this private group of Weinstein rape victims.’
In 2017, the former Charmed actor said someone close to Weinstein offered her $1million if she agreed to sign a non-disclosure agreement. McGowan says she refused the offer. It is unclear if Newsom’s wife was the one who made the offer. Boies is the powerhouse Democratic Party attorney who co-founded the law firm Boies Schiller Flexner LLP alongside Jonathan D. Schiller and Donald Flexner.
Jennifer Siebel Newsom is the sister of Melissa Siebel Schiller, who is married to Joshua Irwin Schiller, the son of Jonathan D. Schiller. Joshua Schiller is also a practicing lawyer with his father’s firm. ‘This is about six months before the New York Times article on Weinstein that I set up broke,’ McGowan told Rubin.
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