Rose McGowan Accuses Alexander Payne of Sexual Misconduct: 'I Was 15'

Rose McGowan has accused the director and screenwriter Alexander Payne of sexual misconduct when she was 15-years-old.

The actress and activist, who is known for her involvement in the #MeToo movement, took to Twitter Monday where she wrote: "Alexander Payne. You sat me down & played a soft-core porn movie you directed for Showtime under a different name. I still remember your apartment in Silverlake. You are very well-endowed. You left me on a street corner afterwards. I was 15."

In a second tweet, the 46-year-old shared a photo of herself aged 15.

She tweeted: "I just want an acknowledgement and an apology. I do not want to destroy. This was me at 15."

Alexander Payne. You sat me down & played a soft-core porn movie you directed for Showtime under a different name. I still remember your apartment in Silverlake. You are very well-endowed. You left me on a street corner afterwards. I was 15. pic.twitter.com/mVqiN4S9NW

— Rose McGowan (@rosemcgowan) August 17, 2020

I just want an acknowledgement and an apology. I do not want to destroy. This was me at 15. pic.twitter.com/XeNpsrpY4s

— Rose McGowan (@rosemcgowan) August 17, 2020

Two-time winner of the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Payne, is best know for the films Election, About Schmidt, Sideways, The Descendants, Nebraska, and Downsizing.

McGowan was one of the first women to publicly accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual abuse.

Newsweek has reached out to Payne for comment but did not receive a response at the time of reporting.

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Rose McGowan attends the Global Gift Gala 2019 at Four Seasons Hotel George V on June 3, 2019 in Paris, France. The actress is calling on people to support Harvey Weinstein accusers. Marc Piasecki/Getty Images

The Charmed actress further spoke out about her experience of working in Hollywood last month, in a scathing attack on the industry.

Sharing a photo of herself during what appears to be the height of her acting career, McGowan revealed she "never liked" working in Hollywood.

"It was a means to my end. My goals. My Hollywood was a job filled with mostly sociopathic predators shooting damaged fish in a barrel," she wrote in the caption.

"We, the beautiful ones, we were the fish. We were their targets. The truth of it is that the beautiful ones are looked at as the weak gazelles in the herd, the ones that limp under the attention they receive. It was too much for me."

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I get asked a lot if I ever liked working in Hollywood. My answer is no. I never did. It was a means to my end. My goals. My Hollywood was a job filled with mostly sociopathic predators shooting damaged fish in a barrel. We, the beautiful ones, we were the fish. We were their targets. The truth of it is that the beautiful ones are looked at as the weak gazelles in the herd, the ones that limp under the attention they receive. It was too much for me. Look in my eyes. Ask me again if I liked it. No. But you wouldn’t either if you’d been made fun of, shunned, looked down upon, considered dirty all because someone everyone knew as King Predator and a total piece of shit, told them to do so directly or indirectly. I used to get told two things consistently in Hollywood. Once by (in my opinion) my dead souled agent, Leslie Siebert, at the creepy agency Gersh- Good old Leslie told me not to speak so much in meetings, that I was intimidating the men in the audition room with my vocabulary. I was destroyed by that comment. It was late in my ‘career’ and I was stunned. Imagine how tired I was? Years of that directly to my face. But it was so demoralizing. I went into my car and cried and tried to figure out a way out of my life. Being trapped on the other side of the screen fucking sucked for me. But here’s the thing, none of it was a shock. I always knew I’d be famous and I always knew it was not the big deal. The Culture Reset is the big deal. So, in hindsight, @lesliesiebert and #Gersh go fuck yourselves. You did me a favor. You helped get me mad enough to crack the glass ceiling of thought. I hope now you take your clients seriously. They are smarter than you. How you treat them is how they are treated is how the world is treated. Stop it. Honestly, I think agents in Hollywood are low-key human traffickers. Anyone who makes money in a negotiation of how long my right breast can be on the screen and PROFITS from it?! Sanctioned pimping if you ask me. Listen to your clients. Respect them. Don’t sell your clients out to the invisible rules of bullshit Hollywood. PS you always did suck #hollywood #memories #⚔️🦾 #Freedom #rosearmy

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She went on to describe Hollywood agents as "low-key human traffickers."

"Honestly, I think agents in Hollywood are low-key human traffickers," she said. "Anyone who makes money in a negotiation of how long my right breast can be on the screen and PROFITS from it?! Sanctioned pimping if you ask me."

Weinstein is currently serving a 23-year sentence in the maximum security Wende Correctional Facility, a prison near Buffalo, New York prison. He was sentenced after being found guilty of the sexual assault of former Project Runway production assistant Miriam Haley and the third-degree rape of actress Jessica Mann.