Rose McGowan was suspended from Twitter amid Weinstein scandal. Here's why

HIlarie Burton and Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Though specifics were not provided by the social media platform, the suspension comes after McGowan posted a flurry of tweets about Harvey Weinstein's sexual misconduct allegations and wrote that Ben Affleck should "f- off" over his statement about Weinstein.

For its part, Twitter released a statement on Thursday explaining its decision to temporarily suspend Rose's account.

Twitter also apologized for the confusion and it insisted that it supports McGowan and other sexual assault survivors' use of the platform to speak out.

Uploading a screenshot with a message from Twitter stating she can not send tweets or retweets from her account, unless she deletes "tweets that violate our rules", McGowan captioned the image: "TWITTER HAS SUSPENDED ME".

Rose McGowan had her Twitter account suspended on Wednesday night.

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.

To add to that suspicion, Twitter recently said that it would allow US President Donald Trump to threaten war and berate US citizens on its platform because it was of public interest - and users haven't missed the disparity.

One Twitter user recalled Affleck's behaviour, declaring "everyone forgot though", to which Burton replied: "I didn't forget". Through a spokesperson, Weinstein denied any allegations of non-consensual sex and has said "there were never any acts of retaliation" against any women who refused his advances. McGowan settled her own complaint against Weinstein in 1997, and now she's coming for those people she believes colluded to keep Weinstein from consequences for his alleged actions. "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", Twitter tweeted.

McGowan joins Ashley Judd, Rosanna Arquette, Mira Sorvino, Asia Argento and a number of other women who all say they were at some point sexually harassed by Weinstein over the last 30 years. The press conf I was made to go to after assault.

Twitter was sharply criticized for the banning of McGowan's account, with many users accusing the website of taking Weinstein's side.

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