LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — After multiple stories broke concerning studio head Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual misconduct last week, actress and singer Rose McGowan took to Facebook to take the industry to task over what she perceived as their silence on the controversy.
"Observing you [people connected to the entertainment industry] all in your inaction has led me to conclude that hollywood is a) decrepit cesspool of weenies and b) archaic. Can you hear that faint heartbeat? It’s yours, flatlining," McGowan wrote on Monday.
McGowan's post drew quite a few comments, including one from Goldenvoice Co-President Paul Tollett, in which he shared his recollection of an encounter with Mr. Weinstein at a music festival.
Tollett's account seems to confirm what the ugly revelations of this past week seem to — that Weinstein appears to be a bully, who allegedly threatened to call Tollett's bosses when he was given a festival pass with sufficient access (to artist trailers, apparently.)
Tollett's response in full with a little bit of formating for readability:
"Hey Rose, most of the people in the music business have had an emotional week with the Las Vegas shootings and Tom Petty news, the heaviness can be felt all around. Let's hope that's why people haven't commented. I don't know the movie business people at all, once in a while I sit next to them at sporting events but often don't recognize them but here is something related. about a year and a half ago hurricane Harvey blew into one of my festivals looking for passes, I helped out but the passes weren't good enough, I had given him the pass type I wear which doesn't get you in the actual artist trailer so I explained an artist's compound is not under my domain.
"He warned me that he could call who he thought was my boss (he had done some research) or maybe he would call who he thought was the most powerful manager in the business (there were photos online of them together so I believed they were close).
"That's probably the way he has solved things before. It was just how you would imagine the worst movie industry person would be, zero humility, completely demanding with an air of intimidation. Yea there was the customary follow up thank you from the assistant and I made the best of it so as not to have an enemy in the movie business for what ever reason but I remember being stunned as it was happening thinking why am I not fighting this but there is an aura/physicality about him that needs checked. I know nothing about any other rumors other than what i'm reading, woah."