Twitter temporarily suspends Rose McGowan following Harvey Weinstein tweets

Mario Anzuoni  Reuters

McGowan Instagrammed a photo of a notification from Twitter late Wednesday saying the site had "determined that this account had violated the Twitter Rules, so we temporarily limited some of your account features".

McGowan's access to her Twitter account was temporarily suspended amid her vocal statements against Weinstein and the sexual harassment and sexual assault allegations against the movie mogul.

She made the accusation via Twitter, adding her name to a growing list of women who have accused Weinstein of wrongdoing in news stories published over the past week.

The move on Twitter's part to suspend the account - whatever the justification - provoked a storm of outrage online, with high-profile users of the platform sending a barrage of critical replies.

ET has reached out to McGowan and Bezos for comment.

It comes after she tweeted this on Tuesday.

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Using her Twitter account, McGowan previously urged users to sign a petition demanding to dissolve The Weinstein Company.

"I do not wish to discuss the details of this troubling incident with Roy except to say Amazon investigated immediately and with an outside investigator", Hackett told The Information.

Many saw an immediate double-standard in her account being suspended, with McGowan's profile locked while many others - including those of white supremacists and even that of the US President - being allowed to stay open despite posting highly objectionable content. "We will be clearer about these policies and decisions in the future".

The exact time frame of McGowan's story is unclear, but she is referring to a partnership between The Weinstein Company and Amazon Studios. But she has been outspoken in the social media conversation around Harvey Weinstein and his multiple alleged assaults on women over decades.

Representatives for Affleck did not respond to messages regarding that allegation. "When I heard a Weinstein bailout was in the works I forcefully begged studio head to do the right thing". According to a tweet, Twitter suspended the account because she posted a "private phone number".

The New York Times earlier reported that McGowan was among the numerous women sexually harassed by Weinstein, who paid McGowan a financial settlement in 1997.

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