Thursday, 19 July, 2018

Twitter suspends Rose McGowan after speaking against Weinstein Co

Above Actress Rose McGowanImage Credit Reuters  MARIO ANZUONI Above Actress Rose McGowanImage Credit Reuters MARIO ANZUONI
Stacy Diaz | 13 October, 2017, 08:32

The company added that it is now in touch with McGowan.

Weinstein was sacked by his company after the claims against him first surfaced and has been left by his wife, British designer Georgina Chapman.

Twitter's safety team responded to criticism on Thursday after the website blocked actress Rose McGowan, one of the original of now many women who have accused film producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment. McGowan then went to Instagram to summon her "Rose army" to fight the power, claiming "powerful forces" were working against her.

"@jeffbezos I told the head of your studio that HW raped me", she wrote, using Weinstein's initials.

This is another case that highlight a problem with Twitter's policies - it can often be very hard to determine exactly what has been done to violate them.

McGowan's account was suspended Wednesday amidst a tweetstorm against the "Gigli" actor, who she said was well aware of Weinstein's pervy predilections. In other tweets McGowan listed the names of the Weinstein Company board, demanding their resignation.

Hollywood actresses including McGowan, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, have said that Weinstein allegedly sexually harassed them and subjected them to unwanted physical contact.

Affleck was also called out by Twitter at large for both supporting his brother, director and actor Casey Affleck, when he was accused past year of sexual harassment on the set of his movie Manchester by the Sea. "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", the company added.

When the interview was finished, Masse said, Weinstein hugged her tight and said, "I love you". She settled a lawsuit against Weinstein in 1997 after an incident in a hotel room at the Sundance Film Festival, The New York Times reported.

The flap over McGowan's suspension came days after Twitter blocked Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn) from promoting a campaign ad about her candidacy for Senate.

"Your account has been permanently suspended for repeated violations of the Twitter Rules, specifically our rules prohibiting participating in or inciting abuse of individuals".

Needless to say, Twitter's #ROSEARMY is not pleased with this recent development.