Asia Argento, Rosanna Arquette and Mira Sorvino are among the stars reveling in this moment after previously sharing their allegations against Weinstein.
The actress-turned-activist appeared on Megyn Kelly's "Today" show hour after the disgraced film mogul, who's been accused over sexual assault, rape and misconduct by dozens of women, surrendered to NYPD on first- and third-degree rape charges, plus a criminal sex act in the first degree, stemming form incidents two women reported in 2013 and 2004. TMZ reported one victim has been identified as Lucia Evans, who has already shared her traumatic 2004 account with the press, while the other woman remains anonymous.
"The man who pinned me down had handcuffs on him today," McGowan told Kelly. "It’s surreal, its real. It’s both and it’s kind of like living in Salvador Dali painting, this whole thing. And to see him do the Bill Cosby old man perp walk on the way in, so we already know what he is planning, to see him in cuffs on the way out, whether he smiled or not, that’s a very good feeling."
"This is a big strike into the heart of abuse of power," McGowan added.
At another point in the interview, McGowan called Weinstein the "cult leader of Hollywood," and a predator that "ate a lot of my life."
Weinstein, however, is still maintaining his innocence in a statement through his lawyer. "Mr. Weinstein has always maintained that he has never engaged in non-consensual sexual behavior with anyone," Weinstein's attorney said after the arrest. "Nothing about today's proceedings changes Mr. Weinstein's position. Mr. Weinstein maintains that he is Not Guilty of the charges filed today and is confident that he will be fully exonerated."
Watch the full interview below, followed by more reactions from other accusers and Hollywood stars thrilled over the latest development in one of the biggest scandals to ever rock the movie industry.
See more reactions below:
We got you, Harvey Weinstein, we got you— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) May 25, 2018
Today Harvey Weinstein will take his first step on his inevitable descent to hell. We, the women, finally have real hope for justice. https://t.co/or8qGaNO93— Asia Argento (@AsiaArgento) May 25, 2018
What took you so long Harvey? pic.twitter.com/MUFB34fWai— Asia Argento (@AsiaArgento) May 25, 2018
Harvey Weinstein ain’t smiling now https://t.co/upZJRxGPeO— Asia Argento (@AsiaArgento) May 25, 2018
Tick tock— Rosanna Arquette (@RoArquette) May 25, 2018
Sending love to all my sisters today who stood up against a monster... so many emotions... I am proud of and grateful to you all.— Mira Sorvino (@MiraSorvino) May 25, 2018
It’s about time: Harvey Weinstein turned himself in this morning and is in police custody. Today, instead of focusing on him, I will be celebrating all of the powerful women out there. This is just the beginning #TheFutureIsFemalehttps://t.co/OexdY6U809— Heather Graham (@imheathergraham) May 25, 2018
harvey in cuffs doing the perp walk ... GLORY GLORY!!! #HarveyWeinstein— ROSIE (@Rosie) May 25, 2018
“'My job is not to defend behavior. My job is to defend criminal behavior,” (Weinstein attorney Ben Brafman) said. 'Mr. Weinstein did not create the casting couch in Hollywood.'"— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) May 25, 2018
Eh? How about rape? He invent that? Doesn't matter. The court doesn't care. https://t.co/rBjg841ZsC