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Rose McGowan Cancels Book Tour After Altercation With Transgender Person

Fightin’ words.

Caitlyn Morral

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Rose McGowan has cancelled the remainder of her book tour dates following a heated altercation with transgender woman Andy Dier. McGowan and Dier argued before security pulled Dier out of the event at Barnes & Noble in Union Square, New York City on Jan. 31.

McGowan, an actress and celebrity figure, has recently come out about her own experiences with sexual assault in Hollywood. McGowan has been sharing her experiences and reaching out to other woman on her new E! show, Citizen Rose. The show is a part of the #MeToo movement, as is her book that she has been touring with, BRAVE.

While answering audience questions, Dier stood up and accused McGowan of doing nothing for transgender rights, according to the Washington Blade. “I have a suggestion. Talk about what you said on RuPaul. Trans Women are dying and you say that we, as trans women, are not like regular women. We get raped more often. We go through domestic violence more often,” said Dier.

McGowan responded to Dier’s comments by saying, “So am I. We are the same. My point was, we are the same. There’s an entire show called ID channel, a network dedicated to women getting abused, murdered, sexualized, violate — and you’re a part of that too, sister. It’s the same.”

McGowan and Dier continued to go back and forth until Dier was removed by security officials at the Barnes & Noble. McGowan, still upset by the incident, vented and talked with the remaining audience members before continuing with her reading of BRAVE. Here is the exchange:

On Feb. 2, McGowan took to Twitter with the following statement:

McGowan also called out those present that day, including the Union Square Barnes & Noble:

It is unclear if McGowan will name more dates in the future, or if this is the end of her book tour for good.

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Catilyn is a student at St. Bonaventure University in New York. She's a writer and Digital Producer for CMN.

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