RR would become "the most significant relationship" in McGowan's life, besides her father, she says.
Weinstein is now under investigation in Los Angeles, New York and the United Kingdom while he has been fired from The Weinstein Company in light of the allegations.
Her life starts looking like a parade of horrors.
In an interview with Robin Roberts to promote her new book, Brave, McGowan said "everyone knew" and many were complicit in facilitating abuse happening to actresses. Here is a look at some of the revelations in the book, Brave. McGowan was born into the Children of God cult in 1975 and had a brutal, feral upbringing.
Ronan and Rose discuss in person how her stories of being spied upon at first appeared to be paranoia, but that every story Farrow checked during his investigation rang astonishingly true. They were an item from late 1997, got engaged the following year, but split up in 2000.
"I would be the one that saw both sides, that nobody noticed, that was pretty and there just to be used and discarded when they were done", she said.
As for her plastic surgery? When she was discovered by a Hollywood producer five years later, McGowan suddenly had her Cinderella ending - or so it seemed.
As for Weinstein, "he's a bad human being", she said, adding that she doesn't understand why he has yet to face criminal charges. In the above video, she asserts, "The only good rape victim is a dead rape victim".
The operation went awry, with a hole in her skin below her right eye. She admitted that she lied about it for years, attributing her changing appearance to reconstructive surgery from a auto accident, but that it was actually the result of a botched sinus surgery which left her looking unrecognizable. "'Come on, journalists, let's go.' I said everything but the name, so draw your conclusions". "You float up above your body because you're trying to figure out.Literally when he grabbed me I was thinking, 'Oh I hope I still have lipstick on for the camera'".
The co-star, who has previously been identified by McGowan as Ben Affleck, reportedly said: "Goddamnit".
She then writes of telling another powerful manager, who said, "Goddamn it, I just had an exposé about him killed in the L.A. Times; he owes it to me not to do this".
"I refuse to have his name in my book".
However, the courageous author (throughout the book, out on Tuesday, McGowan never uses Weinstein's name, instead referring to him as "the Monster" or "Studio Head") isn't holding Weinstein exclusively accountable for his actions.