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Twitter Faces Boycott for Suspending Actress's Account

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Actress Rose McGowan says her Twitter account was suspended Wednesday after she escalated her accusations surrounding the ongoing Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal. The sanctions came after the Charmed and Nip/Tuck star talked about the Weinstein allegations.

In an Instagram post, McGowan said she was facing a 12-hour ban from the social media site for violating Twitter's rules. The social network's lack of transparency has led to a great deal of frustration and confusion. McGowan's Twitter account has been suspended, temporarily muting a central figure in the allegations against Harvey Weinstein.

BTW, in case you had any doubts about how Rose was coming back, here's what she tweeted BEFORE all that.

McGowan included a screenshot of her Twitter account with a message from the company. Quite a few Twitter users noticed the company seems to have an exceptionally arbitrary and unclear policy on suspending accounts.

In addition to criticizing Weinstein, McGowan has used Twitter to slam individuals, including actor Ben Affleck, who she said knew of Weinstein's behavior but failed to act and protect victims.

"Calling white women allies to recognize conflict of #WomenBoycottTwitter for women of color who haven't received support on similar issues", she wrote. "Twitter is proud to empower and support the voices on our platform, especially those that speak truth to power". "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".

A spokesperson declined to comment further on Friday.

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. "I said I was the proof", she claimed, later confirming to The Hollywood Reporter that the initials in her tweet belonged to Weinstein.

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