Actress Rose McGowan has accused comedian Bill Maher of whispering a crude comment to her when she appeared on his show “Politically Incorrect” in the late 1990s, The Daily Caller reports.
McGowan, the star of “Charmed”, who has been one of the leading vocal activists in the Me Too movement and accused Harvey Weinstein of rape, directly addressed Maher, 64, the host of HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher” in an early Saturday morning tweet.
@BillMaher Here’s a memory I’d like to share with you. I bet you don’t remember, but I sure do. I was so excited to be on your show & get to flex my mind instead of my face. Here’s what happened. All I can say, Bill, you got the face you deserved. pic.twitter.com/RRIorKj258
— Rose McGowan (@rosemcgowan) May 9, 2020
“I was on your show Politically Incorrect in the late 90s- as the show returned from a commercial break, you leaned over to me & whispered in my hear, ‘my parents didn’t give me a good face, but they did give me a huge cock,’” McGowan said.
“I could feel your hot breath on my ear as an image of both your hideous face & alleged big cock flashed in my mind. Both turned my stomach. I’ve always wondered what you say & do to the girls that aren’t famous.”
She added: “Bill, you got the face you deserved.”
Maher hosted the talk show “Politically Incorrect” on Comedy Central before it moved to ABC — airing between 1993 and 2002. He now hosts “Real Time with Bill Maher” on HBO.
McGown responded to the TV host after he told Real Time With Bill Maher viewers Friday night that they should ignore the Democratic nominee for president Joe Biden’s sexual assault accuser Tara Reade, claiming there’s not enough to prove misconduct when she worked for the then-senator decades ago and it is a case of “he said, she said — she said something else entirely.”
Maher and HBO have yet to respond to McGowan’s accusation.