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Harvey Weinstein scandal: actress Rose McGowan, vocal critic, suspended from Twitter

Harvey Weinstein scandal: actress Rose McGowan, vocal critic, suspended from Twitter
From CBC - October 12, 2017

Rose McGowan, who emerged as a galvanizing Hollywood voice during the explosive Harvey Weinstein scandal, has been temporarily suspended from Twitter, the actress revealed via other social media accounts.

McGowan posted a screenshot of an automated message she received after Twitter suspended her accountciting violation of its terms of service and a lockout period of 12 hourson Wednesday night.

"Twitter has suspended me. There are powerful forces at work. Be my voice," the actress wrote to her social media fanbase, dubbed #ROSEARMY.

The action comes after the past week's explosive allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault against powerful Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

McGowan, who was included in the initial New York Times exposabout Weinstein, has been vocal about the controversy on social media in the past week. She wrote insupport of those who have come forward about harrassment, calledfor the dissolution of The WeinsteinCo. board and disputed the statements of certain figures, including actor Ben Affleck, who claimed to have had no knowledge of Weinstein'sbehaviour.

The suspension sparked widespreadoutrage from her Twitter followers and from fellow entertainment industry peers.

Hey @Twitter let us know which of these rules @rosemcgowan broke. Asking for multiple victims of sexual violence. https://t.co/eiZjQeMAVg

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