Rose McGowan's Twitter account reactivated

Carla Harmon
October 13, 2017

The company added that it is now in touch with McGowan.

The actor Rose McGowan has alleged that Harvey Weinstein raped her and that Amazon Studios ignored her complaints and dropped her show after she spoke up.

On Thursday, actress Rose McGowan posted a series of tweets aimed at Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, claiming that the show she sold to Amazon Studios was killed after she told an Amazon Studios head that Weinstein had raped her.

News of the suspension caused a storm of protest on Twitter overnight.

Twitter was sharply criticized for the banning of McGowan's account, with many users accusing the website of taking Weinstein's side. It additionally stated that McGowan's account would be reinstated after 12 hours, which could be hastened by deleting the offending tweets.

It then states the countdown will begin once she deletes the tweets that violated the rules - however it is unclear which tweet violated the rules.

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.

We haven't been able to confirm the details of the tweet that lead to McGowan's suspension, or whose private number she posted, or whether it was in an old tweet or a recent message. "We will be clearer about these policies and decisions in the future", the tweeted statement read. His attorney at the time was Lisa Bloom, who was part of Weinstein's team before she dropped Weinstein in dramatic fashion over the weekend, as allegations of sexual assault broke.

The platform has also been criticised for taking too long to respond to comments from online trolls and neo-Nazis sympathisers.

Meanwhile, fellow actresses Jessica Chastain and Academy Award victor Patricia Arquette snapped back at Twitter.

For Twitter, dependent on celebrities, the prospect of a showbiz civil war over the Weinstein allegations represents a major problem for the company. "We stand with the courageous women and men who use Twitter to share their stories, and will work hard every day to improve our processes to protect those voices", Twitter tweeted.

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