Rose McGowan On Defending Tara Reade and Getting Joe Biden to ‘Drop Out’

McGowan also says her new album 'Planet 9' is meant for healing

May 6, 2020

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In a recent interview with Shira Lazar and Ryan Mitchell on CHANNEL Q’s Let's Go There, Rose McGowan shares that she has had to recently focus her activism efforts on defending Tara Reade, who has accused Joe Biden of sexually assaulting her in 1993. Biden has denied the accusation since Reade's statement was released. The Charmed actress says, “I relentlessly went after the New York Times starting about four weeks ago for sitting on Tara Reade’s Interview. They interviewed Tara Reade, Joe Biden’s accuser a  year ago. They’ve sat on it for a year and then they finally waited until he was basically the presumptive nominee to release it so everyone could say ‘Why did she wait until now?’”

 McGowan goes on to defend Reade and says, that the former Senate aide to Biden didn’t wait to make her statement. McGowan reiterates, “She didn’t. She was a woman who was not famous like me. She didn’t have access to microphones. She’s been a life long democrat.” 

When asked what we do now about the situation McGowan tells Shira, “We have a window of opportunity. We have a window to get the [expletive> to drop out.” Realistically McGowan believes that this won’t happen, however, she won’t stop speaking up on behalf of Reade. She says, “I think it's incumbent on all of us to fight it.”

If democratic nominee, Joe Biden were to have a female running mate McGowan believes that a huge burden would be placed upon that potential vice president. The female running mate would constantly be bombarded with questions about Joe Biden standing up for women. The artist says, “Women are tired, and I’m tired of, dealing with toxic men’s [expletive> and having our lives defined by this. I mean you and I are talking about this right now instead of talking about my incredible work.”  

In regards to McGowan’s incredible work, the singer does touch upon her brand new album, Planet 9. She says that her music is meant for healing in a time when we desperately need to heal. The album touches on notes of struggle and really speaks out for those who aren’t heard. “I know this album heals people in a really unique way… I only decided ten days ago to release it,” says McGowan. The singer decided to release Planet 9 early because the world has been facing so much trauma. She says, “They can use this album, which is like meditative music… to travel inside and to travel within their mind and within their emotions.” 

For a preview of my visuals and a link to Green Gold, go to I am not trying to be a pop star, this is prescription music for healing. Planet 9 will be on all music platforms this Friday, April 24. 20% of money earned on Bandcamp will go to Covid-19 relief if you purchase there. Planet 9 is music for all of us at any age, come on a new kind of journey. #Planet9

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McGowan speaks to her song, "Sirene" and says, “its the one song on the album that could be called ‘Me Too.’” She says the lyrics of the song are indicative of the lies and rage and frustration that so many women, men, trans women, and trans men feel. She says, “this song is directly for them, it's for the people who have been hurt, not just by sexual violence, but just by the traumatic experience of being alive.” 

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