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Rose McGowan was suspended from Twitter Wednesday night after the actress hit out against producer Harvey Weinstein, his brother Bob Weinstein and Ben Affleck among others, over sexual harassment allegations leveled against Harvey.
However, some users on the social networking site were clearly not happy with the news.
McGowan took to Instagram to report that her Twitter account was suspended for violating the social media sites’ rules and shared a screenshot showing a message from Twitter that stated she would need to delete certain tweets for a 12-hour suspension to commence after which her account would be restored to full functionality. It’s not clear which tweets violated the company’s terms of service.
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After she recently leveled allegations of sexual harassment against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, McGowan tweeted criticizing the silence of many in the film community over the issue.
This came after a New York Times article published last week revealed that McGowan was part of a settlement with Weinstein in 1997 following an encounter in a hotel room with the producer during the Sundance Film Festival.
She also accused actor Ben Affleck of lying on Tuesday about his knowledge of Weinstein’s alleged sexual harassment of women.
These comments succeeded Affleck’s statement condemning Weinstein. "I am saddened and angry that a man who I worked with used his position of power to intimidate, sexually harass, and manipulate women over decades," Affleck wrote. "This is completely unacceptable."
In another tweet, McGowan wrote: "Ben Affleck f*** off."
She even posted several tweets encouraging her followers to sign a petition to dissolve the board of The Weinstein Company, which she alleged had knowledge of Weinstein’s behavior. She also tweeted “Now am I allowed to say rapist,” but did not mention Weinstein specifically.
She called out others like Lindsay Lohan and Donna Karan for coming out in support of Weinstein.
“Please go easy on Lindsay Lohan. Being a child actor turned sex symbol twists the brain in ways you can’t comprehend,” she wrote.
Outrage by Twitter users poured in after the suspension of McGowan’s account and many said the move opposed freedom of speech and was a roadblock for many women who wanted to speak out against sexual harassment.
“Twitter suspended Rose McGowan and just slapped every sexual assault survivor right in the face. F*** the world,” one user said.
According to Twitter’s online terms, the social networking site can suspend accounts if tweets have “been reported to us as violating our Rules surrounding abuse. When an account engages in abusive behavior, like sending threats to others or impersonating other accounts, we may suspend it temporarily or, in some cases, permanently.” Earlier this year, it was reported that Twitter was freezing accounts that tweeted profanity in a move to decrease abuse on the platform.
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