Rose McGowan Accuses Harvey Weinstein of Rape In New Tweets

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Rose McGowan - one of many actresses to have spoken out about Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual abuse and harassment - has been slapped with a temporary suspension from Twitter.

The first New York Times investigation into Weinstein reported that in 1997 McGowan, who was then 23, had reached a $100,000 settlement with the producer after "an episode in a hotel room".

"I had already sold a script I wrote to your studio, it was in development".

And actress Jessica Chastain posted a copy of Twitter's terms of service, and asked: "Let us know which of these rules [Rose McGowan] broke". She made a series of Twitter posts Thursday directed at Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos, saying, "I told the head of your studio that HW raped me". She says she realized "he couldn't remember if he had assaulted me or not". He said it hadn't been proven. When I heard a Weinstein bailout was in the works ...

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". I was ignored. Deal was done. Amazon won a dirty Oscar. "I TOLD HIM TO STOP DOING THAT" you said that to my face. "I love (Amazon) but there is rot in Hollywood".

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.

Representatives for Amazon did not immediately comment Thursday.

In the meantime, Twitter is on the back foot given both the extent of the allegations against Weinstein and the fierce reaction it has provoked in both Hollywood and around the world.

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

Weinstein has been accused of sexual misconduct by numerous women, including Ashley Judd, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Cara Delevingne, and more.

The screenshot announced a temporary freeze that prevented her from tweeting, retweeting or liking for 12 hours.



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