Rose McGowan attends the Pam Hogg catwalk show during London Fashion Week Women's in London. Picture: Reuters

Rose McGowan has branded the #MeToo movement "b******t" and is convinced other actresses only spoke out about workplace harassment to make themselves feel better.

The 'Charmed' actress unintentionally kickstarted the global campaign - which was set up earlier this year to support victims of sexual abuse in the work place - when she accused disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein of rape last year.

But, although her decision to speak out encouraged the likes of Salma Hayek and Gwyneth Paltrow to share their own harassment experiences, Rose thinks they're all just "lily-livered" "losers" who are using it as a "band-aid to feel better."

On the subject of #MeToo, the 45-year-old actress told the Sunday Times newspaper: "I just think they're douchebags. They're not champions. I just think they're losers. I don't like them. How do I explain the fact that I got a GQ Man of the Year award and no women's magazines and no women's organisations have supported me? It's all b******t. It's a lie. It's a Band-Aid lie to make them feel better. I know these people, I know they're lily-livered, and as long as it looks good on the surface, to them, that's enough."

Despite her stance on the movement, Rose said earlier this year that a "new chapter" had begun now that Weinstein had been indicted on two sets of rape charges and a sex crime charge.

She said at the time: "INDICTED. FINALLY. I've been indicted by the media he's bought out for years to trash me. Now it is a new chapter for both of us (sic)"

However, Rose previously admitted she was questioning if she should keep "fighting" Weinstein after she accused him of sexually assaulting her.

She explained: "I don't want to keep fighting. But I also don't know what it's like, I've never not fought in my entire life. I don't know what living looks like.

"All I know is this role you've taken on seems to be harming you as much as it's helping you ... so maybe you're not supposed to carry it the whole way. 

"It's almost embarrassing to say I didn't know trauma therapy existed, but I figure if I don't know it, a lot of people don't know it. It's incredibly important to take time for yourself, when you have a cause and it's a really good one and you're compelled to change the world, it can leave you behind in the dust."