For nearly a week, Rose McGowan has been vocal in her support of the rising number of women revealing allegations of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault, harassment, and misconduct.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Twitter’s chief spokesperson Kristin Binns said that McGowan’s account was suspended because “One of her tweets included a private phone number, which violates our Terms of Service.” McGowan ended up deleting a tweet that read, “Anonymously sent to me. They all knew. It starts here.” It included a picture of an email that seemed to be setting up a meeting between her and Bob Weinstein and included his email signature and number.
1997: An undisclosed incident allegedly occurs between McGowan and Weinstein in a hotel room during the Sundance Film Festival.
2016: McGowan tweets, “Because my ex sold our movie to my rapist for distribution #WhyWomenDontReport.” She never specifies who she means as The Daily Beast points out, she was dating Rodriguez and their film Planet Terror was distributed by Weinstein Co. She tweets that she never went to authorities because a female criminal attorney told her she had “Done a sex scene in a film” and she “Would never win against the studio head.”.
McGowan takes to Twitter: “Anyone who does business with is complicit. And deep down you know you are even dirtier. Cleanse yourselves.”
McGowan tells the Hollywood Reporter, “Hollywood’s power is dying because society has changed and grown, and yet Hollywood male behavior has not.” She adds: “The men of Hollywood need to know they own no woman. The days of Entourage-like behavior and thinking is as dated as your largely bro nature.”
Tuesday, October 10th: Ben Affleck tweets that he is “Saddened and angry” that Weinstein “Used his position of power to intimidate, sexually harass and manipulate many women over decades.” McGowan accuses Affleck of lying about his knowledge of Weinstein’s alleged sexual assaults and harassment.