Rose McGowan
Rose McGowan criticised Hollywood for making it difficult for her to report her rape Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Rose McGowan has used the trending hashtag #WhyWomenDontReport to talk about her own experiences of being sexually assaulted. In the wake of the Trump assaults, the actress took to Twitter to reveal that she had previously been raped by a studio executive.

"When no one else in Hollywood would listen, you heard. When no one else in Hollywood would do, you acted," she tweeted in response to a message from film producer Cassian Elwes.

McGowan went on to criticise Hollywood and the media for making it difficult for her to report the assault and mentioned that her experience filming a sex scene for a movie would make her story less believable.

"A (female) criminal attorney said because I'd done a sex scene in a film I would never win against the studio head," she posted, adding, "Because it's been an open secret in Hollywood/Media & they shamed me while adulating my rapist... because my ex sold our movie to my rapist for distribution."

She later tweeted, "It is time for some goddamned honesty in this world."

The Charmed actress later commended Amber Tamblyn for her article in Glamour. In the opinion piece, The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants star commented on the Trump sexual assault scandal. She called the presidential candidate the "winner of the Cave Man Cognition medal" and wrote about how misogyny is playing a lead role in this year's election race.

"Some have also said that Hillary silenced the women her husband harassed, or that Hillary was angry and vengeful towards those women, and that she should have had their backs — speaking out against her husband — because: Women," Tamblyn explained in her op-ed.

"Or that she couldn't make her man happy at home or in the bedroom, hence: those Women. Or she should've left Bill because: Women. Or she should've stayed with him only for political gain because: Women. Or she's in some kind of marital agreement with Bill because she's a secret lesbian and prefers: Women," she added.