Twitter Suspends Rose McGowan After Calling Out Ben Affleck

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Twitter Suspends Rose McGowan After Calling Out Ben Affleck

"We have been in touch with Ms. McGowan's team", Twitter said in a tweet on Thursday.

She included a message from Twitter saying she would only be able to send direct messages from her account unless she deleted tweets that violated Twitter rules.

Soon after Burton's tweet and the video started picking up traction online, Affleck posted an apology to Twitter, while providing as little context as possible. If an account is tagging others in potentially abusive tweets or firing off a great deal of similar tweets flagged by the system as potentially abusive, those can be factors that prompt a suspension, the company said at the time. "We stand with the fearless women and men who use Twitter to share their stories, and will work hard every day to improve our processes to protect those voices".

She tweeted: "Join me in supporting this important cause at iPetitions".

McGowan will not have access to her account for 12 hours.

In a New York Times article published last week, it was revealed McGowan was part of a settlement with Weinstein in 1997 following an encounter in a hotel room with the executive producer during the Sundance Film Festival.

After a fan suggested that Affleck should have "kept quiet", another Twitter user wrote, "He also grabbed Hilarie Burton's breasts on TRL once".

McGowan has spent the week absolutely stirring shit on Twitter, in a really powerful and also deeply satisfying way.

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

That would be a unsafe way of doing things, given Twitter's problems with bot armies, and besides, it would beggar belief that a greater number of users has never reported, say, one of Donald Trump's tweets-and his account has never been suspended.

On Wednesday, Rose blasted Ben Affleck, following his statement over the sexual abuse accusations levelled against Harvey Weinstein.

"The press conf (sic) I was made to go to after assault".

It is claimed she signed a non-disclosure agreement after filing the lawsuit after allegedly being paid $100,000 by Weinstein. The optics are clear, and clearly bad: Twitter silenced a female victim of sexual impropriety who was speaking out against those who enable it.

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