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Omaha film director Alexander Payne accused of sexual misconduct

Posted at 7:29 PM, Aug 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-05 14:32:15-04

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.

Original story:

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.

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.