Twitter Suspends Rose McGowan After Lashing Out At Harvey Weinstein
Rose McGowan claimed Twitter was clamping down on her account Wednesday night after she spoke out against Harvey Weinstein and other Hollywood heavyweights amid the sexual abuse scandal.
McGowan took to Instagram to share a screenshot of a notification that Twitter was temporarily limiting her account after it determined she violated the rules.
McGowan, who is barred from tweeting, retweeting or liking any posts for 12 hours, wrote in the Instagram caption, “TWITTER HAS SUSPENDED ME. THERE ARE POWERFUL FORCES AT WORK. BE MY VOICE. #ROSEARMY.”
According to NY Daily Weinstein paid McGowan a $100,000 settlement after an episode in a hotel room in 1997, and more than a dozen women have since accused him of sexual misconduct.
McGowan has been particularly outspoken on Twitter, where she called Weinstein a “POS” and accused Ben Affleck of lying in his statement responding to the reports of sexual assault and harassment.
McGowan also started a petition for the board of the Weinstein Co. to be dissolved, lent her support to fellow accusers and put the spotlight on men in Hollywood to speak up.