Harvey Weinstein denies allegations of harassment

NEW YORK ( – Harvey Weinstein is using an email allegedly written by Ben Affleck to cast doubt on Rose McGowan’s claim that the producer sexually assaulted her in 1997. According to a statement from Weinstein’s attorney Ben Brafman, two people whom McGowan claims to have told about the alleged assault at the time — her then-manager and Affleck — have denied that the actress reported the attack to them.

“She never told me nor did I ever infer that she was attacked by anyone. Any accounts to the contrary are false. I have no knowledge about anything Rose did or claimed to have done,’ ”

Affleck allegedly wrote in an email to Weinstein, according to Brafman. McGowan, who has been promoting her new book Brave, as well as the two-hour premiere of her E! documentary Citizen Rose on Tuesday, previously claimed in a series of tweets that Affleck knew about the alleged assault. “‘GODDAMNIT! I TOLD HIM TO STOP DOING THAT’ you said that to my face,”

McGowan tweeted after the Justice League star released a statement in October saying that the allegations against Weinstein made him “sick.”

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