Twitter Suspends Actress Rose McGowan's Account

Rose Mc Gowan twitter suspended

"In solidarity w @rosemcgowan and all the victims of hate and harassment, Twitter fails to support". The sanctions came after the Charmed and Nip/Tuck star talked about the Weinstein allegations.

McGowan's account was only suspended for 12 hours, and she made her followers aware of what had happened via her Instagram account. The social network's lack of transparency has led to a great deal of frustration and confusion.

The backlash began after actor Rose McGowan - a vocal critic who has accused "HW" of raping her - was briefly suspended for tweeting a personal phone number.

While McGowan has avoided addressing her past with Weinstein directly, she has often seemingly referenced it.

Other Twitter users have since devised a plan to boycott Twitter on Friday, October 13, in support of women like McGowan who have been silenced for sharing their experiences.

A number of high-profile women were among those calling for a boycott, with several highlighting examples of abuse they had suffered online which had not resulted in the suspension of perpetrators' accounts.

"We have been in touch with Ms. McGowan's team", the company posted on the account it uses for safety announcements, according to The Independent. The tweet in question was deleted and her account was unblocked.

In its response to McGowan on Thursday, Twitter said it would be "clearer about these policies and decisions in the future".

"Twitter is proud to empower and support the voices on our platform, especially those that speak truth to power", the rep continued.

It isn't just women who are joining the boycott.

Representatives for Twitter declined to comment Thursday.

According to The Associated Press, McGowan past year said that she had been raped by a "studio head".

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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