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Twitter suspends Rose McGowan after speaking against Weinstein Co.

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.


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

Rose McGowan was one of the first women to disclose that she had signed a settlement with Weinstein after an “episode in a hotel room” in 1997, and has been using her platform to call for the dissolution of The Weinstein Company’s entire board.

McGowan has called out the likes of Bob Weinstein, Harvey’s brother and co-founder, Ben Affleck, and the rest of the board, whom she says all knew of the accusations levelled against Weinstein.

Rose McGowan was using Twitter to call for the dissolution of The Weinstein Company’s board

Twitter has now disabled her account for 12 hours, leaving her unable to send tweets or retweets. The platform cites a “violation of Twitter rules“, but does not point to any specific tweet that does so.

The lack of clarity is suspicious considering the high-stakes nature of this controversy, and the very rich people McGowan is after.

To add to that suspicion, Twitter recently said that it would allow US President Donald Trump to threaten war and berate US citizens on its platform because it was of public interest — and users haven’t missed the disparity.

Feature image: Gordon Correll via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0, edited)

Author | Julia Breakey

Julia Breakey
Julia is a UCT film graduate with a passion for dogs, media, and dog-centric media. If she's not gushing about the new television show that you need to watch, she's rewatching The Good Place (which you need to watch). More

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