"I feel shocked. I would say it's just so big," she told ABC News.
"I have to admit I didn't think I would see the day that he would have handcuffs on him," she continued. "I have a visceral need for him to have handcuffs on."
Weinstein was charged this morning with rape, criminal sex act, sex abuse and sexual misconduct for alleged incidents involving two separate women. “The NYPD thanks these brave survivors for their courage to come forward and seek justice,” New York City police said in a statement. “The arrest and ensuing charges are the result of a joint investigation between the NYPD and the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.”
Weinstein's face "has terrorized me for so long," McGowan said, and she will be right there, possibly in court, standing beside other alleged victims of the former movie mogul.
"Maybe it'll be him that's nauseous and not me for once," she said. "I will be ready for it. And I will sit in that courtroom. And I will support the other survivors all over the world. That's what I do."
She added, "People are so sad. And they're so sick of it ... But imagine how tired we are."
McGowan said she would even be willing to testify on the stand.
“I would absolutely testify. Over and over I will sing it to the heavens,” McGowan said in an interview with ABC News' "Nightline.”
If she ever had a face to face opportunity to say something to Weinstein, McGowan told “Nightline,” she would tell him, “You did not win. You lost.”
McGowan, now a filmmaker, activist and author, spoke to "GMA" earlier this year about Weinstein, the alleged assault that occurred and her hope for justice against him.
"I wish there were charges because I find it very strange, like how many women does it take?" McGowan said in January. "We’re at over 100 on the list ... We keep adding to it ... this is a lifelong career of rape for this man."
In a statement to ABC News, Ben Brafman, an attorney for Weinstein said at the time, "Mr. Weinstein denies Rose McGowan’s allegations of non-consensual sexual contact and it is erroneous and irresponsible to conflate claims of inappropriate behavior and consensual sexual contact later regretted, with an untrue claim of rape."