Twitter Suspends Rose McGowan's Account

Mario Anzuoni  Reuters

Mario Anzuoni Reuters

McGowan's series of posts followed a temporary suspension of her Twitter account.

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.

News of the suspension caused a storm of protest on Twitter overnight.

"I love @amazon but there is rot in Hollywood", she wrote in one tweet. Teen Vogue has reached out to Twitter for further comment; this post will be updated with their response.

Film director Paul Feig, who has condemned Weinstein, tweeted about the move to block McGowan's Twitter account.

In a statement last week, Weinstein, who is now facing police probes, said: "I realized some time ago that I needed to be a better person and my interactions with the people I work with have changed. BE MY VOICE. #ROSEARMY #whywomendontreport", she captioned the photo.

Addressing all of her tweets to Jeff Bezos - the founder and CEO of Amazon - McGowan wrote, "I told the head of your studio that HW raped me". Earlier this week, in light of the scandal, Amazon said "we are reviewing our options for the projects we have with The Weinstein Company".

The exact time frame of McGowan's story is unclear, but she is referring to a partnership between The Weinstein Company and Amazon Studios.

Weinstein was sacked from The Weinstein Company, the firm he co-founded, on Sunday (08Oct17) following the flurry of sex assault allegations made against him in the original Times article.

Over the past year, McGowan has publicly discussed an incident in which a high-powered movie producer raped her. That settlement included provisions about speaking about the case in the future. She past year said that she had been raped by a "studio head". I expect to start seeing smear stories on her anytime now.

McGowan published a screen shot of the message she had received from Twitter, advising her that she had violated their terms of service and would be locked out of her account for 12 hours.

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