Mc Gowan a large part of the nineties was spent shooting an independent film, playing mainly starring funny women.
Mc Gowan would not comment to the Times about her experience, but has been very vocal about the incidents of harassment and assault she experienced in her early years.
She has never named the perpetrators of these acts.
In a tweet, she posted the hashtag #Why Women Dont Report.'She further explained: 'Because my ex sold our movie to my rapist for distribution,' followed by, 'A (female) criminal attorney said because I'd done a sex scene in a film I would never win against the studio head.'Mc Gowan has yet to confirm the circulating New York Times report suggesting she was paid $100,000 in settlement by Weinstein following an undisclosed incident from the mid-1990's.
The movie star stands alongside several other actresses who have made harassment claims against the Hollywood producer, including Ashley Judd - who revealed she was lured to Weinstein's hotel room once and asked to perform sexual favors.
The incident between Mc Gowan and Weinstein allegedly occurred in a hotel room at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival when she was 23. 'I own the movie rights,' replied Argento, who then added: 'It's gonna be the best movie of the last 20 years.' Mc Gowan responded to that by stating: 'We're gonna lobby for so many Oscars.' The Times report also claimed that Weinstein once asked Ashley Judd if she would like to watch him shower during the meeting in his room at the Peninsula Beverly Hills.
Mc Gowan did take to social media shortly after the report was released, writing: 'Women fight on. But Weinstein had denied parts of Judd's story - part of the reason he has chose to sue the Times, according to a statement from his attorney Charles Harder.
Rose Mc Gowan shared a cryptic tweet not long after Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexually harassing multiple female employees and movie stars.'Anyone who does business with __ is complicit. Cleanse yourselves,' Mc Gowan tweeted Thursday afternoon.
The tweet came shortly after The New York Times claimed that Weinstein, who is one of Hollywood's most celebrated studio heads, paid 0,000 to Mc Gowan for an unknown incident shortly after she filmed her breakthrough role in the film 'Scream.'That settlement is one of eight that Weinstein has reportedly paid out over the past 30 years, with Italian model Ambra Battilana also getting an undisclosed sum in 2015 after accusing the Hollywood executive of groping her and putting his hand under her skirt.
'The New York Times published today a story that is saturated with false and defamatory statements about Harvey Weinstein,' said Harder in a statement.
'It relies on mostly hearsay accounts and a faulty report, apparently stolen from an employee personnel file, which has been debunked by nine different eyewitnesses.'Harder went on to say: 'We sent the Times the facts and evidence, but they ignored it and rushed to publish.
Putting on a defiant display as she headed out on Friday, the star was seen grabbing a refreshing iced coffee in West Hollywood. Mc Gowan would not comment to the Times about her experience, but has been very vocal about the incidents of harassment and assault she experienced in her early years.