Newsom Recall; The Soap Opera
September 12, 2021
"Two days before the recall election, leading candidate Larry Elder appeared with an actress who says Gov. Gavin Newsom’s wife tried to suppress her rape claims against disgraced director Harvey Weinstein.
Elder held a Los Angeles press conference with actress and activist Rose McGowan, who said Siebel Newsom contacted her in 2017 on behalf of David Boies, a lawyer for Weinstein, the director McGowan says raped her.
McGowan said the contact occurred six months before a New York Times story she said she set up detailed how Weinstein had settled with multiple women, including McGowan, who accused him of assault.“She wanted to meet me, she reached out to me,” McGowan told libertarian YouTuber Dave Rubin
in a video posted Thursday. “This woman I don’t know, some blonde lady with the last name of Newsom, cold calls me
and is like ‘Davis Boies wants to know what it would take to make you happy.’
Siebel Newsom is a documentary filmmaker who herself accused Weinstein
of “aggressive advances” following the 2017 New York Times story.
“Based on my years in the industry and unfortunately, my own personal experience with Harvey Weinstein, I can tell you that I believe every single word that was written in the extremely disturbing, but not all that shocking, New York Times piece published yesterday,” “Not all that shocking because very similar things happened to me. I was naive, new to the industry, and didn’t know how to deal with his aggressive advances.”
McGowan has been publicly critical of both former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden. Last year, she tweeted that Biden and the Democratic National Committee were “monsters”
and called the Democratic Party a “cult.”
She encouraged Californians to vote to recall Newsom, a Democrat, and replace him with Elder, a Republican talk show host
Elder earlier in the campaign faced an accusation that he behaved aggressively
toward a former fiance.
Alexandra Datig, a former radio producer for Elder who once worked as a prostitute,
said he brandished a gun at her while high on marijuana.
Elder denied the charge.".