Actress Rose McGowan Claims Gavin Newsom’s Wife Tried to Buy Her Silence Over Weinstein Allegations

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“Charmed” actress Rose McGowan claims that California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom’s wife acted as a go-between for a lawyer representing disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein to set up a payoff so she would not go public with accusations that he sexually assaulted her.

The Daily Mail reported Sunday that the lawyer attempted to set up the deal in 2017, offering her $1 million to buy her silence if she would agree to sign a non-disclosure contract, but the actress said she refused the offer. The outlet noted further “it is unclear if Newsom’s wife was the one who made the offer.”

The outlet added:

She then went public with allegations that in 1997, Weinstein assaulted her during the Sundance Film Festival when she was just 23 years old.

Recently, McGowan told Dave Rubin on his show The Rubin Report that Newsom’s wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, called her in 2017 to try and broker a deal between her and Weinstein attorney David Boies to make the story go away. 

Boies is the powerhouse Democratic Party attorney who co-founded the law firm Boies Schiller Flexner LLP alongside Jonathan D. Schiller and Donald Flexner. 

The governor’s wife is the sister of Melissa Siebel Schiller, “who is married to Joshua Irwin Schiller, the son of Jonathan D. Schiller. Joshua Schiller is also a practicing lawyer with his father’s firm,” the Daily Mail added.

In a video, McGowen calls out both the governor and his wife for being a “fraud,” which she says is why Gavin is “facing a recall.”

“I have the receipts. I wish I didn’t. I wish you were all real. I wish you really did help, but you don’t. And you’re on the side of wrong,” she said.

“I hope this recall goes through because California does not need you. The nation does not need you. The world does not need you. We do not need you,” she added.

In her interview with Rubin, McGowan, who is scheduled to appear at a campaign event in California alongside leading GOP contender and conservative talk radio host Larry Elder, who is running to unseat Gavin Newsom in a Tuesday recall election, said that the offer of money came roughly “six months before the New York Times article on Weinstein that I set up broke.”

“And she called me on behalf of a Theranos board member… long-time lawyer of Hillary and Bill Clinton and Weinstein, one David Boies. So this woman… some blonde lady with the last name of Newsom, cold calls me and is like, ‘David Boies wants to know what it would take to make you happy,'” McGowan said.

“I don’t know if it would be fiscal numeration. I don’t know. Absolutely nothing would make me happy,” she added.

There is additional evidence of links between Gavin Newsom and Boies, as reported by the Washington Free Beacon:

Gov. Gavin Newsom (D., Calif.) accepted expensive bottles of wine from a Democratic superlawyer who hired spies to dig up dirt on Harvey Weinstein’s accusers, according to financial disclosures obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

David Boies gave Newsom one of the bottles, priced at $300, weeks after revelations that the lawyer led a covert smear campaign against women who had accused Weinstein of sexual assault. The embattled Democratic governor took the gift even as others cut ties with Boies because of his dirty work for Weinstein. The New York Times fired Boies in November 2017 as one of its lawyers in a defamation case because of the scandal.

The link matters because Newsom has long claimed to be a champion of the #MeToo movement, though he had an affair himself in 2007 while he was mayor of San Francisco with a subordinate “who was married to his chief campaign adviser,” the outlet reported.

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