Rose McGowan’s Twitter account was temporarily suspended for violating Twitter’s rules, a move that comes directly after the actress’ extremely vocal tweets about the alleged sexual harassment she, and other women, have suffered at the hands of disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein.
“TWITTER HAS SUSPENDED ME,” she wrote in an Instagram post. “THERE ARE POWERFUL VOICES AT WORK. BE MY VOICE. #ROSEARMY.”
The actress settled with Weinstein in 1997 – reaching an agreement at US$100,000, the New York Times reports – following an incident in a hotel room at the Sundance Film Festival. In recent days, she, alongside more than 20 other actresses, models and former employees, have publicly accused Weinstein of sexual harassment and abuse.
McGowan also called Ben Affleck a liar on Tuesday, as well as telling him to “f*** off,” after he stated that he had no knowledge of Weinstein’s activities, and posted several tweets encouraging her followers to sign a petition to dissolve the board of The Weinstein Company, which she alleges had knowledge of Weinstein’s behavior.
The actress also tweeted support of Weinstein’s fellow accusers, including Asia Argento, and of Ronan Farrow, who authored the explosive New Yorker article, which revealed further alleged assaults committed by Weinstein.
McGowan was told she will not have access to her account for 12 hours. And her followers are doing exactly what the actress asked: being her voice.
— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) October 12, 2017
And now THIS? You allow Twitter freedom to our president but you silence a woman speaking out about sexual harassment? @rosemcgowan
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) October 12, 2017
— Kelly Ellis (@justkelly_ok) October 12, 2017
.@rosemcgowan‘s Twitter was suspended.
— Women’s March (@womensmarch) October 12, 2017
Twitter issued a statement, published via the New York Times that said McGowan’s account was suspended after she tweeted out a private phone number, and that it’s since been reactivated.
“We have been in touch with Ms McGowan’s team,” the statement reads. “We want to explain that her account was temporarily locked because one of her tweets included a private phone number, which violates of our Terms of Service. The tweet was removed and her account has been unlocked.”
“We will be clearer about these policies and decisions in the future.”
LISTEN NEXT: Everything with Harvey Weinstein explained.