Actress Accusing Salim Akil Of Abuse Reached Out To Rose McGowan

Wow: Actress Accusing Salim Akil Of Abuse Reached Out To #MeToo’s Rose McGowan Months Ago

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She Expressed Her Search For Resources In A Tweet

More things are coming to light now that actress Amber Dixon Brenner accused Love Is co-creator Salim Akil of domestic and sexual abuse. got the scoop that Brenner once reached out to Rose McGowan on Twitter in regards to seeking help. McGowan is known for bringing the #MeToo movement to a wider audience when she accused Harvey Weinstein of rape.

Amber wrote on June 24, 2018:

“@rosemcgowan How do traumatized men and women contact your organization? Many sisters and friends are curious about a means to tell their story, clarify their confusion, and out abusers of power in Hollywood and elsewhere.”


Rose did not reply to Amber’s tweet back then, but considering her story now, it could have caused things to unfold sooner.

As we reported earlier, Brenner allegedly had a 10 year affair with Love Is and Black Lightning producer Salim Akil, who is married to another TV creator Mara Brock Akil.

During their alleged 10-year-relationship, Brenner says Akil would slap and strangle her, and force her to enact oral sex. She says at one point, Akil even urinated in her mouth.

She is suing Akil for compensatory damages, emotional distress, attorney fees and punitive damages. Amber also claims the Akils took from an original script she wrote and use the material for Love Is, which airs on the OWN network. She is suing the Akils and OWN in federal court for copyright infringement.

Salim has since denied Amber’s allegations through his lawyer, who said, “These allegations are deeply upsetting – but they are also totally untrue. We will defend Salim to the fullest against the false and offensive claims that a woman with whom he had a past relationship has included in multiple unsubstantiated lawsuits.”

Neither OWN, nor the CW (where Black Lightning airs) have responded to Amber’s allegations.

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