#AmplifyWomen, #WOCAffirmation go viral in wake of Twitter protest

Twitter Suspends Actress Rose McGowan's Account

Silence will speak volumes on Friday as a day long Twitter boycott has been organized to protest harassment and abuse against women on the social media platform. McGowan's Twitter account has been suspended, temporarily muting a central figure in the allegations against Harvey Weinstein.

"Calling white women allies to recognize conflict of #WomenBoycottTwitter for women of color who haven't received support on similar issues", she wrote.

McGowan also recently called Ben Affleck "a liar" on Twitter and suggested the actor knew about Weinstein's conduct.

Rose McGowan - one of many actresses to have spoken out about Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual abuse and harassment - has been slapped with a temporary suspension from Twitter. She made a series of Twitter posts Thursday directed at Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos, saying, "I told the head of your studio that HW raped me".

In the image shared by McGowan, Twitter stated that it had been determined that her account had violated Twitter rules and had thus been temporarily limited to sending direct messages.

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

She immediately took to Instagram to denounce the freeze: "TWITTER HAS SUSPENDED ME". The Tweet was removed and her account has been unlocked.

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

The company's official account also tweeted: "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".

Earlier, The New York Times reported that Weinstein paid a financial settlement of $100,000 to McGowan in 1997 over an incident in a hotel room at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. "I love (Amazon) but there is rot in Hollywood".

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