Rose McGowan has been fighting a tireless fight against sexual predators, and it turns out that fight is expensive. Rose was at the Television Critics Association’s press tour in Pasadena, CA yesterday to promote her new E! show Citizen Rose, and she talked about her current career as a “monster” slayer. It’s too bad Rose can’t collect a salary for being the general of the #RoseArmy, because it sounds like she could really use the extra cash.
High school me would have assumed that the thousands of time I rented Bio-Dome and Scream and Jawbreaker was putting tons of money in Rose’s pockets. But apparently Rose isn’t sitting on a mountain of cash from which to pull dollar bills and pay her lawyers. Rose confessed via Entertainment Weekly:
“It’s really scary, I’m having to sell my house right now to pay legal bills fighting off the monsters.”
Rose claimed she was allegedly raped by Harvey Weinstein in 1997, and it was reported she accepted a $100,000 settlement to keep quiet about it and also signed a non-disclosure agreement. One may think that her legal bills are from breaking her NDA. But according to Rose, it has nothing to do with that rumored NDA. Rose says she never actually signed an NDA, and probably wouldn’t care that much if she had.
“I never signed an NDA, actually. That was a mistake the press made, and actually a mistake that I made for a long time. [I was misinformed] by a lawyer that I had signed one, when in fact it turned out I hadn’t. I thought I remember refusing that. I think NDAs, as we’re finding out, can be broken.”
The other question is: where is Rose going to live? According to The Daily Mail, she could always stay in her house. Local property records show that Rose’s $2 million Hollywood Hills home isn’t on the market right now, and that she’s still the current owner. She bought the house back in 2011.
After taxes and real estate fees, Rose is still looking at a whole lot of money from the sale of her house, and all of it will go straight to her lawyers. That sucks. If only Rose had called up one of those cheap lawyers with the guarantee that they don’t get paid unless you do. It would have been a big, messy job, but they probably would have jumped at the chance to represent Rose. All that free advertising on Rose’s Twitter account is way better than any measly exposure they’d get from a bus bench.