On a rainy Thursday afternoon in Manhattan, we decided to go and see if we could find Harvey Weinstein.

We've been trying to get an interview with him – unsuccessfully, like the rest of the world.

So one year on since the first women accused him of sexual harassment and assault, sparking the #MeToo movement and a global reckoning on consent and the abuse of power, we went to a spot where we thought we could confront him.

And suddenly there he was.

In the flesh he is a shadow of the confident, burly character that once ruled Hollywood.

The man who strutted the red carpets is now pale and hobbles as he walks.

He was surrounded by security guards but we got right up to him.

I asked him whether the nearly 100 women who had accused him of harassment and assault were lying.

He said nothing.

I asked him if he was ashamed.

He said nothing.

I asked whether he had anything to say to the women who have accused him.

He said nothing.

But he did grin and say "thank you very much" before getting into the back of an SUV before being driven off.

He seemed, well, kind of small.

Maybe that's because as he prepares for a criminal trial, the international movement he unwittingly helped spark is reflecting on a year of seismic change.

Rose McGowan was one of the first women to come forward with her Weinstein story.

Image: Rose McGowan says there's a 'lot to be angry about'

She said: "I can't say that I anticipated the global aspect of it, but I was hoping that it would show people everywhere that they could topple a power structure, that it would have a big domino effect

"If you could cut off the head then other people will get the idea that they could too."

She added: "I think it's completely revolutionary – we needed a revolution, we needed a reset.

"I always say you know women have had rage and anger stolen from us.

"Women have played nice for a real long time – I didn't suspect it was getting women very far.

"There's an awful lot to be angry about."

But for Rose, the revolution, fuelled by anger and a determination to make change, is far from over.

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Video: One Year on Weinstein avoids questions

She continued: "I know for a fact there are other Harvey Weinsteins in Hollywood right now.

"I could name 20 people off the top of my head.

"It's Hollywood; they think if they can get the ugly guy gone they can return to their perfect looking world and still continue."

Still, like many of the women who have accused Weinstein, she is certain that the direction of travel is the right one.

She said: "I know there's a long way to go but we are a lot farther along than I have ever been, I know that for sure."

Harvey Weinstein has been charged with sexually assaulting three women.

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If convicted he faces life in prison.

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