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In the ongoing allegations that Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed scores of women, Rose McGowan has been a vocal force. The New York Times reported that the actress reached a settlement with the former studio exec after a terrifying incident in a hotel room in 1997, when the actress was just 23 years old.
Since similar allegations have come to light, McGowan has used her social media platform to champion others who are standing up and speaking out. “Women fight on,” she wrote on Twitter on October 5. “And to the men out there, stand up. We need you as allies.”
But when Ben Affleck spoke out on the scandal, McGowan doubted his sincerity. The actor claimed earlier this week that he is "angry" about the allegations. "I find myself asking what I can do to make sure this doesn’t happen to others,” Affleck said in a statement.
McGowan promptly took to social media to claim that Affleck had known about Weinstein's sexual misconduct for years. "You lie," the actress wrote in part.
And Affleck's not the only one that McGowan has accused of being complicit. "YOU ALL KNEW," reads a tweet from Wednesday.
It seem that McGowan's tweets raised a red flag at Twitter: early Thursday morning, the actress revealed that her Twitter account had been suspended for 12 hours. The actress shared the befuddling news on Instagram, posting a screen shot that announced her suspension and urging others: "Be my voice."
It's not clear at the moment exactly which tweet caused Twitter to suspend McGowan's account. But in the meantime, plenty of other platform users have risen to the actress's defense. Jessica Chastain posted The Twitter Rules, and wrote: "Hey [Twitter] let us know which of these rules [Rose McGowan] broke. Asking for multiple victims of sexual violence."
As of now, McGowan is back on Twitter: The Hollywood Reporter revealed that the actress' account was unlocked at 7:20 a.m. this morning.
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