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ROSE McGowan famously wore a sheer dress to the 1998 VMA red carpet with boyfriend Marilyn Manson. She claimed it was a statement after she was sexually assaulted. ⚠️ Follow our VMAs 2020 live blog for all the latest news & updates 4 Rose McGowan in her daring threads Credit: Getty - Contributor What did Rose McGowan wear to the 1998 VMAs? The Charmed actress left almost nothing to the imagination when she showed up in a see-through dress to the award show in 1998. 4 Rose and then-boyfriend Marilyn Manson Credit: Getty Images - Getty Rose wore a black beaded knee-length dress that was completely see-through - with only a black thong underneath.
What did she say about her dress? The red carpet look was said to be a "statement" from Rose as she claimed it was her first public appearance after her alleged sexual assault. "That was my first public appearance after being sexually assaulted. I was like, 'Is this what you want?'" McGowan explained in an interview with Dr. Oz. "I've never worn something like that before or since," the actress said of the dress. "That was a political statement. Of course, there was no Twitter at the time or Instagram, no way to speak for yourself." 4 Rose and Weinstein, who she alleged raped her Credit: Getty Images - Getty Rose has been particularly vocal about sexual assault in Hollywood on Twitter. She was suspended from the social media platform after naming Harvey Weinstein as her alleged rapist. "I told the head of your studio that HW raped me. Over & over I said it. He said it hadn't been proven. I said I was the proof," she once shared on Twitter. Who is Rose McGowan? Rose is an actress, activist and author. She's most known for her role on Charmed She hails from Certaldo, Italy Her net worth is estimated at $3million Rose is an advocate for women's rights and the LGBTQ community She is outspoken against sexual assault in Hollywood and was heavily involved in the #MeToo movement "I had already sold a script I wrote to your studio, it was in development. When I heard a Weinstein bailout was in the works I forcefully begged studio head to do the right thing. I was ignored." Who did she walk the red carpet with? She walked the carpet with then-boyfriend Marilyn Manson. The two dated for three and a half years and were engaged, but Rose ended the relationship in 2001 over "lifestyle differences." 4 The pair dated for a few years Credit: Getty Images The 46-year-old recently said she felt "young and free" when she dated Manson and used him as a distraction from her own problems. "Being with [Marilyn Manson] was very instrumental in healing for me at that point, because I wanted to be young and free, and I felt so old," she told Yahoo! Entertainment. Most read in Celebrity Exclusive CHASE IS OVER Mark Labbett and wife split so she can date lover after failed open marriage COOL POOL Gordon Ramsay shows off incredible new swimming pool at £4.4million Cornwall home BEV'S PAIN Beverley Callard reveals nightmare surgery has left her battling to walk again BRIT BABE Amanda Holden boozes in a hot tub to celebrate BGT return in Union Jack swimsuit POSH PDA David Beckham kisses wife Victoria as they cuddle in rare loved-up selfie SHE'S BACK EastEnders' Charlie Brooks reprises Janine as she recreates iconic Barry scene "I had just been like working, it felt like, for so long and I've done like five movies in a row, and then the bad thing happened. And after that, I just wanted to run away with the circus and just feel free and have fun. And also because people are like sending him death threats all the time and all that - it was more about me protecting him. I could focus on him, instead of dealing with my own stuff." When are the 2020 VMA's? The 2020 VMA's air Sunday, August 30th at 8pm on MTV.