Rose McGowan's 'Twitter Suspended' Amid Harvey Weinstein Sexual Assault Allegations

13 October, 2017, 08:35 | Author: Benny Bass
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Rose McGowan - one of many actresses to have spoken out about Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual abuse and harassment - has been slapped with a temporary suspension from Twitter. In light of the news, his entertainment company's board fired him by email.

Rose McGowan was temporarily suspended from Twitter Wednesday night, after several days of ferociously advocating for victims of sexual assault in the wake of the allegations against Harvey Weinstein.

According to the screen-shot that McGowan shared on October 12, her Twitter account will be restored to full functionality in 12 hours once she deletes content that violate the company's rules.

"I told the head of your studio that HW raped me", she wrote in a tweet to Amazon's CEO, using Weinstein's initials.

McGowan, who in 2016 tweeted claims that she was raped by a then-unnamed studio head, has been outspoken on social media since the New York Times' initial article accusing Weinstein of sexually assaulting women over three decades. She added in her tweet about Affleck: "You lie".

"Twitter is proud to empower and support the voices on our platform, especially those that speak truth to power", the rep continued.

The move on Twitter's part to suspend the account - whatever the justification - provoked a storm of outrage online, with high-profile users of the platform sending a barrage of critical replies. "We stand with the fearless women and men who use Twitter to share their stories, and will work hard every day to improve our processes to protect those voices", the company added. She a year ago said that she had been raped by a "studio head". "I was ignored", she further alleged.

After McGowan turned to Instagram, it seemed to many that Twitter was silencing voices against oppression or, at best, again enforcing its anti-harassment policies inconsistently. The settlement stemmed from an incident at a hotel during the Sundance Film Festival but exact McGowan was seemingly forbidden from speaking about them because of a nondisclosure agreement.

"Your account has been permanently suspended for repeated violations of the Twitter Rules, specifically our rules prohibiting participating in or inciting abuse of individuals".

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