Rose McGowan urges Trump to donate to Tara Reade fundraiser 'in Biden's name'

Reade came forward earlier this year accusing the former VP of sexual assault back in 1993.

Rose McGowan urged President Trump to make a donation to a fundraiser dedicated to Tara Reade on behalf of his 2020 rival Joe Biden.

Last week, a GoFundMe campaign was launched for Reade, who came forward earlier this year with a sexual assault allegation against Biden, her former boss, back in 1993 when she worked for the then-Delaware senator.

According to the campaign's page, which was organized by Reade supporter Samuel Pierce in coordination with her attorney, 50 percent of proceeds will go to the Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC), a "nonprofit that gives survivors of sexual assault physical, emotional and legal services." The rest "will go to Tara for safety and security costs, then to her legal costs, then to helping her reclaim her reputation."  The campaign has raised roughly $3,000 so far.

On Tuesday night, McGowan tweeted the link to her over 935,000 Twitter followers and hoped to get the president's attention.


"@realDonaldTrump Please make a donation to… in Biden’s name." the actress-turned-activist wrote in response to a tweet made by Biden, who said "Donald Trump needs to do his job."

Reade told Fox News in a statement, "I have so much gratitude for all the ways supporters have come forward to help me. I have lost everything coming forward about Joe Biden. Hopefully in the future survivors can tell their story safely with no bullying and smears from campaign trolls and the media.  Until that day, I will not be silenced or intimidated by Joe Biden or his campaign. Survivors should be able to speak out no matter how powerful the person is without losing their jobs, housing, and reputation."

Reade previously had accused Biden of inappropriate touching last year before her story resurfaced in an article in The Intercept on March 24. Podcast host Katie Halper then interviewed Reade, which is when she made the more serious allegation that Biden "penetrated me with his fingers and he was kissing me at the same time and he was saying some things to me."

Both Biden and his presidential campaign have repeatedly denied Reade's claims.


McGowan, who recently released her debut album "Planet 9," has been one of the very few public figures out of Hollywood who expressed solidarity towards Reade. Back in April, she called out her former "Charmed" co-star Alyssa Milano for continuing to support the former vice president despite the assault allegation.

"You are a fraud," McGowan scolded Milano. "This is about holding the media accountable. You go after Trump & Kavanaugh saying Believe Victims, you are a lie. You have always been a lie. The corrupt DNC is in on the smear job of Tara Reade, so are you. SHAME."

Back in 2017, McGowan came forward as one of the victims of disgraced film mogul and convicted sexual predator Harvey Weinstein.