Actress Rose McGowan endorsed California Republican gubernatorial Larry Elder on Sunday, claiming Gov. Gavin Newsom’s wife attempted to bribe her into remaining quiet about Harvey Weinstein.
McGowan stated during a speech on Sunday that Jennifer Siebal Newsom called her in 2017 on behalf of Weinstein to ask what it would take to keep her silent about him. The call reportedly occurred six months before news about his sexual crimes became public.
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The actress also spoke against the Black Lives Matter movement during the event, arguing people should not label one another based on race.
“They want to hear that the more we micro-label each other, the better we’ll be,” McGowan said during the Sunday event.
“The reality is, today, I challenge this state, I challenge these voters, I challenge the media, to back up. Be human first, vote for humanity,” she added.
McGowan also announced she was no longer a Democrat. Despite not sharing all of Elder’s views, she said he was “the better candidate and the better man.”
The announcement comes at a critical time in the final days before the state’s recall election. Newsom has recently responded with an even featuring Vice President Kamala Harris, as well as an ad featuring former President Barack Obama.