Rose McGowan, one of the many women to have come forward and accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment and abuse, has had her Twitter account suspended. McGowan revealed the news on Instagram, where she posted a screenshot of a message from Twitter in which she was informed she had "violated the Twitter Rules."
It is not immediately clear which tweets McGowan has been suspended for. She has been vocal about Weinstein before and after Weinstein was fired from the Weinstein Company on October 8 after multiple actresses detailed historical instances of sexual abuse by the movie executive going back decades. Since then McGowan has used Twitter to express her support for these other women and criticized those she sees as complicit.
On October 10 McGowan tweeted “fuck off” to actor Ben Affleck after he released a statement saying he was previously unaware of Weinstein's behavior. She then accused him of lying about his knowledge of Weinstein’s history of sexual misconduct. Twitter has offered to lift the suspension if McGowan "deletes tweets that violate our rules."
Ben Affleck fuck off— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 10, 2017
@benaffleck “GODDAMNIT! I TOLD HIM TO STOP DOING THAT” you said that to my face. The press conf I was made to go to after assault. You lie.— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 10, 2017
The FADER has contacted Twitter and Rose McGowan for comment.
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