Twitter has suspended Rose McGowan following her Ben Affleck tweets
The actress accused Affleck of knowing about Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment for decades.
Update: The New York Times reports that McGowan was suspended by Twitter for tweeting a private phone number. Twitter has since removed the tweet and unlocked McGowan's account.
Late Wednesday night, Rose McGowan posted on Instagram that Twitter has temporarily suspended her account for violating Twitter rules — although it’s unclear which tweet(s) may have caused the platform to flag her.
“TWITTER HAS SUSPENDED ME. THERE ARE POWERFUL FORCES AT WORK. BE MY VOICE. #ROSEARMY#whywomendontreport,” the actress wrote.
McGowan has been vocal on Twitter this week following last Thursday’s New York Times exposé revealing Harvey Weinstein’s decades-long history of sexual harassment and abuse of women in Hollywood. The actress called out Ben Affleck after he tweeted on Tuesday that he was “saddened and angry,” to hear the news about Weinstein, who was instrumental in launching his and Matt Damon’s careers by releasing “Good Will Hunting” on Miramax Films in 1997.
Ben Affleck fuck off— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 10, 2017
@benaffleck “GODDAMNIT! I TOLD HIM TO STOP DOING THAT” you said that to my face. The press conf I was made to go to after assault. You lie.— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 10, 2017
“Ben Affleck f—k off” she tweeted. She also called him a liar, alleging that he had known for years about Weinstein’s abuses. She tweeted, “@benaffleck 'GODDAMNIT! I TOLD HIM TO STOP DOING THAT' you said that to my face. The press conf I was made to go to after assault. You lie.”
McGowan was one of several victims of Weinstein's unwanted advances. The Times reported that in 1997, Weinstein reached a $100,000 settlement with McGowan following an incident in a hotel room during the Sundance Film Festival.
McGowan and Affleck have shared the screen in two films, including “Going All the Way” in 1997 and “Phantoms” in 1998.
Not only is Affleck an alleged liar, he's an alleged sexual assaulter, as well. On Wednesday, video resurfaced showing that Affleck had groped actress Hilarie Burton on “TRL” in 2003. He tweeted an apology immediately after. Wednesday night, makeup artist Annamarie Tendler also accused Affleck of grabbing her ass at a Golden Globes party in 2014.
I would also love to get an apology from Ben Affleck who grabbed my ass at a Golden Globes party in 2014.— Annamarie Tendler (@amtendler) October 11, 2017
Under the Twitter suspension, McGowan will be limited to sending direct messages, and prohibited from tweeting, retweeting or “liking” posts for 12 hours.