Rose Mc Gowan’s voice seems to have risen so strong in the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal that even her social media account could not handle the intensity and Twitter suspended her page on Wednesday, October 11, 2017.
After reporting rape by the American film producer and former film studio director on Twitter, with “HW raped me” tweet, Rose McGowan became a strong name in the list of many well-known actresses, assistants in Weinstein’s company and other female executives who were ‘preyed upon’ by the powerful movie magnate. Weinstein is currently in the spotlight for major sexual assault, harassment and misconduct charges against him by several women (some of them prominent figures in the entertainment industry) who are all speaking up against him now.
However, Twitter placed a hold on McGowan’s account and she retorted on her Facebook and Instagram pages to tell the world about it: “TWITTER HAS SUSPENDED ME. THERE ARE POWERFUL FORCES AT WORK. BE MY VOICE. #ROSEARMY.” This was reportedly done because McGowan had not adhered to Twitter’s terms and conditions and hence was stopped from using the social media platform for twelve hours.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Twitter finally unlocked McGowan’s account on Thursday, October 12, 2017 morning and was forced to lock it down as she had given out a private number that violated their private information rules.
The chief spokesperson from Twitter, Kristin Binns was further quoted saying, “We have been in touch with Ms. McGowan’s team. We want to explain that her account was temporarily locked because one of her tweets included a private phone number, which violates our Terms of Service. The tweet was removed, and her account has been unlocked.”
Twitter is proud to empower and support the voices on our platform, especially those that speak truth to power. We stand with the brave women and men who use Twitter to share their stories, and will work hard every day to improve our processes to protect those voices. 3/3
— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) October 12, 2017
At present, not only the entire Hollywood, but even popular political figures are condemning and slamming Weinstein’s “disgusting” and “immoral” acts following reports in The New York Times and The New Yorker. But McGowan has gone a step ahead in excoriating not only Weinstein but also the co-founder of The Weinstein company, Bob Weinstein along with prominent actors like Ben Affleck among other such powerful male actors who, according to her, were very much aware of Weinstein’s wrongdoings. McGowan, in a series of tweets has been calling out on these popular male celebs, especially alleging Affleck to be a “liar” in a tweet.
@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
After regaining her twitter account, McGowan lambasted the men in Hollywood for not speaking up against the studio director: “Men in Hollywood need to change ASAP. “Hollywood’s power is dying because society has changed and grown, and yet Hollywood male behavior has not.”
YOU ALL KNEW pic.twitter.com/5l1t2HWxgT
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 11, 2017
McGowan had also tweeted calling out on Amazon chief Jeff Bezos: “I told the head of your studio that HW raped me. Over and Over I said it. He said it hadn’t been proven. I said I was the proof.”
Meanwhile, the New York Police is investigating Weinstein’s assault charges even as McGowan has confirmed that the powerful producer was the perpetrator in her case and had even reached a settlement with her by offering her 1,00,000 dollars post a hotel meeting in 1997, as per Times’ reports.
While Gowan’s Twitter page was locked, she became the most trending topic for the entire Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Here are some tweets from celebs and other Tweeples who believed that Twitter’s rules and policies are interchangeable depending on who tweets.
— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) October 12, 2017
— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) October 12, 2017
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) 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
But Trump can threaten war. https://t.co/yTVRq7dv6e
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) October 12, 2017
— Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) October 12, 2017
Twitter! Unblock @rosemcgowan !
— Anthony Bourdain (@Bourdain) October 12, 2017
McGowan showed her displeasure with Twitter after she was finally unblocked:
when will nuclear war violate your terms of service? https://t.co/72FiiyoZ59
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 12, 2017
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