Oprah Winfrey is receiving backlash for her ties to some of the most powerful men in Hollywood currently facing sexual assault charges.
In 2020, Oprah Winfrey was slated to executive producer the documentary, “On The Record,” focused on the #MeToo Movement. However, the media mogul later backed down after alleging Russell Simmons pressured her to withdraw from the project, which would include one of his accusers.
“I have decided that I will no longer be executive producer on the untitled Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering documentary and it will not air on Apple TV+. First and foremost, I want it to be known that I unequivocally believe and support the women. Their stories deserve to be told and heard. In my opinion, there is more work to be done on the film to illuminate the full scope of what the victims endured, and it has become clear that the filmmakers and I are not aligned in that creative vision.”
NEW: Oprah on her decision to withdraw from a documentary involving Russell Simmons. “This is not a victory lap for him. I cannot be silenced by Russell Simmons after all I’ve been through.” https://t.co/6O9SuoPyG3 pic.twitter.com/36w4DBDIL9
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) January 21, 2020
Oprah Winfrey’s name has also been associated with her once long-time friend, Harvey Weinstein, a now convicted sex offender.
One person who has Oprah and ‘her ties’ on their mind is actress Rose McGowan. Earlier this week, McGowan posted an image of Oprah kissing Harry Weinstein on her Twitter account, accompanied with a caption calling out the media mogul for her ties to Harvey Weinstein and abandoning and destroying Russell Simmon’s victims.
“I am glad more are seeing the ugly truth of @Oprah. I wish she were real, but she isn’t. From being pals with Weinstein to abandoning & destroying Russell Simmon’s victims, she is about supporting a sick power structure for personal gain, she is as fake as they come. #lizard.”
Check out the tweet below:
I am glad more are seeing the ugly truth of @Oprah. I wish she were real, but she isn’t. From being pals with Weinstein to abandoning & destroying Russell Simmon’s victims, she is about supporting a sick power structure for personal gain, she is as fake as they come. #lizard pic.twitter.com/RCuXNpWCU0
— Rose 🌊McGowan (@rosemcgowan) August 29, 2021
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