Rose McGowan on Twitter: 'HW Raped Me'

Lawrence Kim
October 13, 2017

McGowan Instagrammed a photo of a notification from Twitter late Wednesday saying the site had "determined that this account had violated the Twitter Rules, so we temporarily limited some of your account features".

McGowan's account will be suspended for 12 hours.

McGowan has been calling out celebrities and industry insiders including Affleck in Twitter messages accusing them of covering for Weinstein for years.

In a New York Times article published last week, it was revealed McGowan was part of a settlement with Weinstein in 1997 following an encounter in a hotel room with the executive producer during the Sundance Film Festival.

However, the actress was left unimpressed, issuing an angry response, alleging that she told Ben personally about Harvey's past misconduct.

In a series of tweets to Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, the Charmed alum, 44, identified her alleged assailant by name for the first time. McGowan then went to Instagram to summon her "Rose army" to fight the power, claiming "powerful forces" were working against her. "Asking for multiple victims of sexual violence", fellow actress Jessica Chastain wrote.

According to the Guardian, this development may foment controversy over Twitter's free speech and harassment policies, especially considering the fact that earlier the social media platform refused to ban US President Donald Trump's tweets that apparently contained open threats to North Korea because they were deemed newsworthy. If you try to view a suspended profile, you'll see a notice explaining that the account has been suspended. "We stand with the courageous women and men who use Twitter to share their stories, and will work hard every day to improve our processes to protect those voices". A spokesperson for Twitter AU told Junkee, "We don't comment on individual accounts for privacy and security reasons".

She also included a screenshot of a message from Twitter that said that she'd been temporarily suspended and would only be able to send direct messages. Months later, while Farrow was still doing more reporting, McGowan reached out and asked him to remove her accusation from his story, the sources.

Twitter has always been criticized for its approach that it says supports free speech but which critics say only amplifies bullying, aggression and borderline illegal threats.

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