Twitter Suspended Rose McGowan's Account After She Spoke Out Against Harvey Weinstein
The actress's account was taken down after she called out Ben Affleck for knowing about the situation and not protecting victims.
In case you missed it, a recent New York Times report listed actress Rose McGowan as one of eight women who've come to private settlements with film producer Harvey Weinstein after accusing him of sexual harassment. In 1997, McGowan reached a $100,00 settlement with Weinstein following an incident that occurred in a hotel room during the Sundance Film Festival. Since all the misconduct came to light, the actress has shown her support for all the women who've stepped forward to share their own alleged experiences-Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow and Cara Delevingne included.
The 44-year-old has been a vocal critic of the movie mogul, as well as calling out all those in Hollywood who chose to keep quiet about Weinstein's actions. "You all knew," she wrote on Twitter. And earlier this week she accused actor Ben Affleck of having prior knowledge of Weinstein's misconduct, including toward her. "GODDAMNIT! I TOLD HIM TO STOP DOING THAT." You said that to my face [during] the press [conference] I was made to go to after [the] assault. You lie," she tweeted to Affleck.
Shortly after, Twitter suspended McGowan's account, who then took to Instagram to share how her voice was being silenced. "TWITTER HAS SUSPENDED ME," she wrote. "THERE ARE POWERFUL FORCES AT WORK. BE MY VOICE."
She also included a screenshot of a message from Twitter that said that she'd been temporarily suspended and would only be able to send direct messages. Unlike a full suspension, this meant that her account was still visible but she was no longer allowed to tweet, retweet or like anything for 12 hours.
Twitter's explanation behind the decision to lock McGowan's account was because she had "violated" their rules, but it's still not clear exactly which tweets resulted in the suspension. Twitter has yet to comment on the matter.