Twitter suspends Rose McGowan after lashing out at 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.”


Twitter, which prohibits copyright infringement and the use of graphic content along with “abusive behavior” which includes violent threats, harassment, and hateful conduct, did not specify how she broke the rules.



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.


News of McGowan’s suspension immediately drew outrage from supporters who argued Twitter had ignored calls to remove the accounts of those spouting rape threats or hateful speech.

Actress Lea Seydoux poses for photographers during a photo call for the film Juste La Fin Du Monde (It's Only The End Of The World) at the 69th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Thursday, May 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

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