Just when we thought there could be no more twists in the implosion of Hollywood mega-producer Harvey Weinstein, Twitter went ahead and suspended one of the most vocal critics of the alleged serial sexual abuser. Rose McGowan took to Instagram last night to post a screenshot showing that her Twitter account is suspended.
Over the past week, McGowan has taken to the platform to call out Weinstein and other actors who’ve alleged to not know about the producer’s behavior, like Ben Affleck. On Tuesday, Affleck had tweeted that the allegations “made him sick,” which prompted McGowan to call him a liar and tweet “Ben Affleck fuck off.”
Ben Affleck fuck off
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 10, 2017
Bob Weinstein is a POS. They allllll knew. pic.twitter.com/zWJZf52ywq
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 11, 2017
The actress has become a champion of the women who are coming forward with allegations against Weinstein and, in years past, has been vocal in her criticism of him. In 1997, McGowan reached a $100,000 settlement with Weinstein after an incident in a hotel room at Sundance Film Festival.
It’s unclear what tweet prompted Twitter to lock her account, but the message is clear and the backlash was swift. Users quickly came to her defense and noted that white supremacists like Donald Trump are allowed on Twitter. While we wait for her return to Twitter, here’s a collection of celebrities who’ve come to her defense.
— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) October 12, 2017
@rosemcgowan 's twitter account has been suspended. I expect to start seeing smear stories on her anytime now. This is the sad reality.
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) October 12, 2017
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) October 12, 2017
And now THIS? You allow Twitter freedom to our president but you silence a woman speaking out about sexual harassment? @rosemcgowan
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) October 12, 2017
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) October 12, 2017