In a statement issued to Variety, Rodriguez writes: "As one of the first victims to come forward with stories of sexual assault by Harvey Weinstein, Rose McGowan is a very fearless woman who I applaud for speaking out about Weinstein's repulsive behavior".
The "Charmed" actress has claimed she was raped by the disgraced movie mogul and after more than 60 allegations of sexual misconduct against him were reported in recent weeks, the producer was sacked from his own The Weinstein Company and split from his wife, Georgina Chapman.
This latest revelation came in a lengthy page-one Times profile of McGowan, who said the money offer was made through her lawyer.
"I want to thank you for being here for giving me wings during this very hard time". He went on to explain that McGowan said she signed a non-disclosure agreement after the alleged rape and was "blacklisted from even auditioning" for another Weinstein movie.
McGowan, who alleged she was raped by Weinstein in his hotel room roughly 20 years ago, reached a $100,000 settlement with him in 1997, but didn't know know until this summer that it had not included a confidentiality clause.
A representative for Weinstein has denied "any allegations of non-consensual sex".
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The actress was appearing at the Women's Convention in Detroit when she took aim at Hollywood and its treatment of women. "But I was like - ew, gross, you're disgusting, I don't want your money, that would make me feel disgusting", said McGowan, who drained her bank account footing her father's healthcare costs.
Rose McGowan later spoke publicly at a woman's convention after many more stories broke regarding Weinstein's conduct. I have been slut-shamed.
I know you're hurt.I know your rage.I know their lies.I know their hate.I know the truth.I know they lie. "I'm just like you", McGowan, 44, said. "We are fearless, and we will fight", said McGowan, who raised her left fist defiantly as the crowd at the Women's Convention in Detroit stood and cheered in support. "The monster's face has been everywhere, my nightmare". I have been harassed.
"What happened to me behind the scenes happens to all of us in society and it can not stand and it will not stand", she said.
She said the entertainment industry was not isolated; instead, "it is the mirror you are given to look into". "No more. Name it. Shame it. Call it out".