“Dear @RoseMcGowan. It is with genuine regret that I am giving you 24 hours to retract and apologise [sic] for the horrendous lies made against me in your statement of August 27th,” Argento, 42, tweeted to McGowan.

“If you fail to address this libel I will have no option other than to take immediate legal action,” she warned.

On Aug. 27, McGowan — who had become close friends with Argento since they both accused Harvey Weinstein of sexually assaulting them — said that Dove told her that Argento had said in text messages that she had had sex with her young co-star.