As conservative radio host Larry Elder battles to become the next governor of California, he received a little help from an unexpected source this week, as actress Rose McGowan stood side-by-side with the Republican candidate and leveled a damning accusation against the embattled Gov. Gavin Newsom (D).
According to Breitbart, #MeToo activist Rose McGowan not only endorsed Elder for the governorship, but she also accused Newsom’s wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, of calling her in 2017 and essentially asking what amount of money it would take for her silence on disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.
McGowan held nothing back as she recounted the alleged phone call from Jennifer Newsom.
“When I finally got on the phone with Jennifer Siebel Newsom for what I assume was about movie projects, imagine my surprise when she says, ‘what can Boies Schiller [law firm] do to make you happy?'”
The actress-turned-activist was referring to David Boies, Weinstein’s attorney at the time. McGowan also accused Jennifer Newsom of pretending to be one of Weinstein’s victims in order to gain access to a private group of his accusers and victims.
McGowan went on to officially endorse Elder, while slamming the Democratic Party as a whole, calling it a “cult.” She also suggested to her fellow Californians to try something “weird,” like casting a vote for a Republican candidate.
“My money’s on Elder,” McGowan said, “I really appreciate anybody watching or reading this to think differently. To be brave. Do something that’s weird. Like maybe voting Republican, even though it will feel strange.”
Jennifer Newsom later came out and refuted the accusations, calling it a “fabrication” and expressing her disappointment in the mud-slinging just hours before the Sept. 14 recall election.
“It’s disappointing but not surprising to see political opponents launch these false attacks just days before the election,” the governor’s wife said.