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'P-ssies grab back,' Rose McGowan warned in her first remarks since her Weinstein accusations

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Updated October 27, 2017 10:42 AM EDT

Actress Rose McGowan warned men that "p-ssies grab back" in her first public remarks since accusing Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein of sexually harassing her.

"P-ssies grab back," she said at the Women's Convention in Detroit. "Women fight back. We march. We are here. We will not go away. We are pure, we are strong, we are brave, and we fight back."

"It is about all of us being roses in our own life," McGowan continued. "Not me, but actual roses. Roses have thorns."

"Our thorns carry justice. And our thorns carry consequence. No more will we be shunted to the side. No more will we be bold. It's time to be bold. It's time to rise."

More than 50 women have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and assault
Over two weeks have passed since the story first broke.
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McGowan also suggested that sexual misconduct is more prevalent in Hollywood and beyond following scores of other women accusing Weinstein of sexually assaulting or harassing them.

"Hollywood may seem like it is an isolated thing," she said. "But it is not. But it is the messaging system of the mind. But it is the mirror you are told to look into."

"I know the men beyond that view," McGowan added. "And they should not be in your mind, and they should not be in mine. It's time to clean house."

McGowan additionally urged women worldwide to unite and call out all forms of sexual misconduct against their gender.

"We are a planet of women," she said. "And you will hear us roar. Name it, shame it, call it out."

McGowan's comment that "p-ssies grab back" seemingly referenced a controversial audio recording of President Trump speaking in 2005 before he entered the White House.

The footage features Trump making lewd remarks about women to former Access Hollywood host Billy Bush, including one comment that women let stars "grab them by the p-ssy."

The emergence of the clip during the 2016 presidential race became a major controversy for Trump, who later apologized for what he termed "locker room talk" with Bush.

Updated October 27, 2017 10:29 AM EDT

Rose McGowan speaks at the Women's Convention in Detroit.

Actress Rose McGowan on Friday will make her first public comments since accusing Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of sexually harassing her, according to The Detroit Free Press.

The Free Press on Wednesday reported that McGowan will speak at the Women's Convention in Detroit that morning, kicking off the event running through Sunday.

More than 50 women have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and assault
Over two weeks have passed since the story first broke.
View the slideshow

McGowan will also participate in a panel titled "Fighting for Survivors of Sexual Assault in the Age of Betsy DeVos" at 2:15 p.m. local time, an event that includes sexual assault survivors and members of groups fighting sexual violence.

The performer was among the first women to accuse Weinstein of sexual misconduct earlier this month, a number that has since swelled to dozens of individuals.

Weinstein has denied the allegations against him, but he was fired from the powerful movie production firm he co-founded earlier this month.

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