Report: Rose McGowan refused to let NBC run her story after hearing about Matt Lauer

Rose McGowan revealed that she was the one who pulled her story about Harvey Weinstein's sexual abuse from NBC.

In an in-depth new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the actress said that she actually served Ronan Farrow two cease and desist notices and told him to take his report to The New Yorker.

"I did not want my rape spoken about over breakfast cereal on the 'Today' show," McGowan said. "I’d heard about Matt Lauer. You can’t tell me the people at the top of NBC aren’t aware.”

She went on to say that she wanted to ensure The New York Times would get the story and would later give them her account and settlement agreement.

The former actress reached a $100,000 settlement with Weinstein after a 1997 encounter in a hotel room. In October 2017, she accused Weinstein of raping her via an explosive report in the Times.

McGowan also told The Hollywood Reporter that she has left acting in the pursuit of activism full-time.

"If you go into a forest right after a fire, within days, there's green grass growing underneath the ashes," she said. "That's what I'm doing right now. I'm like the grass, growing."