Meet the actress sounding the alarm on sexual harassment in Hollywood

Rose McGowan is urging women to speak out against sexual harassment in Hollywood and calling on people to sign a petition to dissolve the board of The Weinstein Company.
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We switch gears to our cover story much the fight against sexual harassment in Hollywood and one of the people leading the way is rose Mcgowan. She was one of the first actresses that sounded the alarm on sexism in the movie industry. Eva pilgrim here with the story. Good morning. Reporter: Good morning, guys. Rose Mcgowan is on a mission. She's been tweeting so much that temporarily Twitter locked her account because of all the activity. Her name is trending this morning. She has been relentless encouraging women to come forward and calling out people she says knew and did nothing. She beat up bad guys in "Scream". You want 20 play psycho killer. Reporter: Bewitched us in "Charmed" but now rose Mcgowan is center stage being one of the first women to dom forward accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and now not holding back her criticism of Hollywood insiders who may have protected him. She has been really, really active in signal boosting other people's stories in calling out a potential hypocrisy. Reporter: As the list comes forward against Weinstein continues to grow, so do the questions. A new report overnight in "The New York Times" saying the Weinstein board likely knew of Harvey Weinstein's behavior. Mcgowan tweeting this impact two days ago. They knew. They funded. They advised. They covered up. They must be exposed. They must resign. Mcgowan also calling out some of Hollywood's leading men she believes knew about Weinstein's behavior but chose to stay silent. Matt Damon and Ben and Casey Affleck. Both Matt and Ben have come forward saying, they never knew what was going on. But the Weinstein scandal isn't the first time Mcgowan has spoken up about alleged Hollywood sexism. I just want to make it better for the next girl coming after me to know that she doesn't have to sell her body and soul just because she wants to be a creative person. That isn't the fine that you pay at the gate and it shouldn't be. Reporter: That's Mcgowan back in 2015 on "Gma." After she said she was fired by her agent for sounding off about a casting call that asked her to show off cleavage. Know your worth. You know, and know that it's not okay to be treated like a piece of meat. Reporter: According to "The New York Times" report, in 1997 Weinstein reached a $100,000 settlement with Mcgowan after an incident in a hotel room. It just falls into this culture of silence that really extends beyond Hollywood. People whisper about these sorts of things in the shadows. And the Weinstein company's board of representatives are shocked and dismayed and say any suggestion the board had knowledge of this conduct is false. The board saying they are cooperating with investigators and are doing their own independent review. All right, Eva, thank you.

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