Rose McGowan says Harvey Weinstein tried to silence her and make sure her rape allegations against him didn't make it into her 2018 memoir.
On Wednesday, she filed suit against Weinstein, lawyers David Boies and Lisa Bloom, and private intelligence agency Black Cube, in California federal court, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
She is suing him for racketeering, violations of the Federal Wiretap Act, invasion of privacy, fraud and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
The complaint opens: "This case is about a diabolical and illegal effort by one of America's most powerful men and his representatives to silence sexual-assault victims," states the opening sentence of the complaint. "And it is about the courageous women and journalists who persisted to reveal the truth."
In response, Weinstein's lawyer Phyllis Kupferstein told The Hollywood Reporter: "Once and for all, Rose McGowan will be shown to be what she is; a publicity seeker looking for money. From the moment she sought a multi-million dollar payout in return for not making these baseless allegations, which we rejected, we knew that she was waiting for an opportune time to begin this. We will demonstrate that this case has no legal merit."
McGowan also insinuates that Weinstein had drugs planted on her, which resulted in her arrest. Nine days after her lawyer Jose Baez convinced her to plead no contest and not fight the charges, he joined Weinstein's criminal defense team.
She is seeking damages.