Published: Fri, October 13, 2017
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Twitter Suspends Rose McGowan's Account After Weinstein-Related Tweets

Twitter Suspends Rose McGowan's Account After Weinstein-Related Tweets

McGowan's account was limited by Twitter for allegedly violating its community standards, she said in an Instagram post. In light of the news, his entertainment company's board fired him by email.

Actress Rose McGowan, who has been using her Twitter account to speak out against Hollywood production studio The Weinstein Company, has had her account temporarily disabled. Early Thursday morning, however, Twitter partially suspended her account, infuriating McGowan and other supporters of victims of sexual violence.

It is unclear what message had fallen foul of the micro-blogging website's regulations, but according to Twitter's terms, moderators can suspend accounts if tweets have "been reported to us as violating our Rules surrounding abuse. We will be clearer about these policies and decisions in the future", the company said.

She tweeted: "Join me in supporting this important cause at iPetitions".


Last week, The New York Times revealed that powerful producer Harvey Weinstein had been paying off sexual harassment accusers for decades. "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".

Many Hollywood actresses including Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow have come out with the claims that the movie mogul tried to sexually harass them. "When I heard a Weinstein bailout was in the works I forcefully begged studio head to do the right thing".

She recently accused actor Ben Affleck of lying about his knowledge of Weinstein's alleged sexual harassment against women. The settlement stemmed from an incident at a hotel during the Sundance Film Festival but exact McGowan was seemingly forbidden from speaking about them because of a nondisclosure agreement. Twitter has argued that the nature of the president's position makes what he says newsworthy.

A woman who once interviewed with Harvey Weinstein for a nanny job has gone public with her story about how he interviewed her wearing only boxer shorts and an undershirt. A spokesperson for Twitter AU told Junkee, "We don't comment on individual accounts for privacy and security reasons".

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