Transcript for Rose McGowan responds to Harvey Weinstein turning himself in
Back now with our cover story. Rose Mcgowan one of the first to publicly accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault is speaking exclusively to ABC news as Weinstein turns himself in to police this morning. Happening just a short time ago and you had a chance to sit down with her. I sure did. We know both of us Mcgowan has been a fierce advocate of the me too movement and says Weinstein in police custody means we are all one step closer to justice. How are you feeling right now? I feel shocked, I wld say. It's just so big. She's become the voice for alleged victims and one of the faces of the me too movement. The 44-year-old actress claim Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted her in 1997, Weinstein denies it. The statute of limitations expired long ago but Weinstein turning himself in this morning in connection with two other women's claims of abuse. Did you ever think you'd see that day? I have to admit I didn't think I would see the day that he would have handcuffs on him. Now, of course, it's been orchestrated so it's on a Friday of a holiday weekend so it's slow media, right? So they did something nice for him that means he has friends in high up places still. But have a visceral need for him to have handcuffs on. Will you be in Harvey Weinstein's New York courtroom? His face has terrorized me for so long. There is another survivor of his that we are talking about going and if she wants to go, I will go with her. What do you think it'll do to you? The first time I saw him after he attacked me was on a red carpet and I threw up in a trash can. I hope tomorrow maybe it's him, maybe it'll be him that's nauseous and not me for once. You say this is justice a long time coming, justice is also technically innocent until proven guilty. Uh-huh. What do you think about the process? I hope the process is fair. Reporter: In the months since her claim surfaced the me too movement grew, so didim too. More men accused as what some call the Weinstein effect moves through Hollywood. More names keep coming out. I wish and people are so sad and they're so sick of it but imagine how tired we are. Imagine how tired we are of it and by we, I mean most of the world that has been assaulted or attacked. Reporter: Her me too mig and claims against Weinstein have been highlighted in her memoir "Brave" and a documentary series running on E! "Citizen rose" are you prepared for a trial with Harvey Weinstein and all that may come out, all the continued media coverage, all the continued scrutiny? Are you ready for it? I would rather be ready for that kind of cover and his trialhan just coverage of him golfing in Scottsdale, so I will be ready for him and I will sit in that courtroom and I will support the other survivors. All over the world. That's what I do. Now, Weinstein has always denied any allegations of noncon sense walling sex. But roses you know has been fighting and talking about this and saying this for 20 year, for two decades she's been fighting for justice and she said the hardest thing is to hear him say the word consensual because she said that's just -- it hits her right in the stomach every time so she will be watching very closely as will the rest of the world. She seemed quite emotional when talking to you. She was. She was fighting back tears the whole time. This is something that has been with her and will always be with her, she says but it is her mission now to find justice and to fight for all of the alleged victims out there in respect how she said fair. She wants it to be fair. She does. That's all that anybody wants but interesting how she picked up on it being a Friday of a holiday weekend. And we know that is something that is done oftentimes in the political world to try to bury stories. Right, no the this time.
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