OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Sept. 5 update:
Director Alexander Payne denied Rose McGowan's sexual assault allegations in a guest column posted on entertainment news website Deadline on Friday.
In the post, Payne says "while I cannot allow false statements about events twenty-nine years ago to go uncorrected, I will continue to wish only the best for Rose."
See the full post here.
Actress Rose McGowan accused Omaha film director Alexander Payne of sexual misconduct on Twitter on Monday.
According to McGowan's tweets, she was 15 at the time.
Alexander Payne. You sat me down & played a soft-core porn movie you directed for Showtime under a different name. I still remember your apartment in Silverlake. You are very well-endowed. You left me on a street corner afterwards. I was 15. pic.twitter.com/mVqiN4S9NW— Rose McGowan (@rosemcgowan) August 17, 2020
Media is saying we were friends. No, we were Hollywood acquaintances. I’m so happy to be free of the Cult of Hollywood. It’s bigger than Hollywood though, it’s the system. Read this: pic.twitter.com/bejlds3c5D— Rose McGowan (@rosemcgowan) August 17, 2020
The actress also shared a photo of herself at 15 on Twitter, writing "I just want an acknowledgment and an apology. I do not want to destroy.”
According to a Variety article, Payne would have been in his late 20s at the time of the alleged misconduct.
Representatives for Payne have not responded to Variety’s request for a statement.
Two films Payne has directed have won Oscars, including "Sideways" in 2005 and "The Descendants" in 2012.
Variety said Payne has a series in the works called "Landscapers" with HBO and Sky, which is set to star Olivia Colman.