LOS ANGELES, Oct 12 — Following a series of sexual assault allegations directed toward Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, actress Rose McGowan’s says Twitter ‘blocked’ her from tweeting after she took to the social network to name and shame alleged offenders in the industry, and those who’ve been quiet on the matter.
McGowan shared a screen-shot she says she received from Twitter Inc claiming that they’ve ‘temporarily limited some of’ her Twitter account features, including ability to tweet, according to an Instagram post.
Using her Twitter account, McGowan previously urged users to sign a petition demanding to dissolve The Weinstein Company. In other tweets McGowan listed the names of the Weinstein Company board, demanding their resignation. “They knew. They funded. They advised. They covered up. They must be exposed. They must resign.”
Twitter declined to comment. Bloomberg LP is developing a global breaking news network for the Twitter service.
Twitter’s policy is that users may not incite the targeted abuse of others, promote violence, or publish other people’s private and confidential information.
According to the screen-shot that McGowan shared on October 12, her Twitter account will be restored to full functionality in 12 hours once she deletes content that violate the company’s rules. It was unclear from the screen-shot which tweets violated those rules. The handle @rosemcgowan is currently visible on Twitter.com. No new tweets have been posted for nine hours.
The New York Times last week published an investigation that detailed sexual harassment allegations against Weinstein over three decades up to 2015. In light of the news, his entertainment company’s board fired him by email. Hollywood actresses including McGowan, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, have said that Weinstein allegedly sexually harassed them and subjected them to unwanted physical contact. — Bloomberg