fog
Monday December 18th, 2017 5:37AM
10:52PM ( 6 hours ago ) Weather Alert

Twitter restores Rose McGowan's account after outcry

By The Associated Press
Related Articles
  Contact Editor

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter on Thursday restored Rose McGowan's account after temporarily suspending it and causing an outcry it had muted one of the central figures in the allegations against Harvey Weinstein.

The episode, Twitter said Thursday, was because McGowan tweeted a private phone number, a practice it said violated its service terms. The company said it will "be clearer about these policies and decisions in the future."

McGowan's suspension caused an enormous backlash on social media, with many criticizing Twitter for a move that would silence an alleged victim of sexual harassment by Harvey Weinstein. Jessica Chastain and Anthony Bourdain were among those who questioned Twitter's action.

On her Instagram account, McGowan announced her suspension late Wednesday, warning that "there are powerful forces at work."

"Be my voice," wrote McGowan.

McGowan has been among the most vocal in Hollywood about sexual abuse in the industry. 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. That settlement included provisions about speaking about the case in the future.

While McGowan has avoided addressing her past with Weinstein directly, she has often seemingly referenced it. She last year said that she had been raped by a "studio head." After the New Yorker expose ran Tuesday, which included the report that Weinstein had allegedly sexually assaulted three women, McGowan tweeted "now I am allowed to say rapist."

"Any allegations of non-consensual contact are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein," Weinstein representative Sallie Hofmeister said Wednesday.

McGowan also recently called Ben Affleck "a liar" on Twitter and suggested the actor knew about Weinstein's conduct. Representatives for Affleck haven't responded to messages regarding that allegation.

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP National News, AP Online National News, Top General short headlines, AP Entertainment, AP Online Recordings News, APOnline Celebrity News
© Copyright 2017 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
The Latest: Teams to start searching for bodies after fires
Officials say recovery teams, some with cadaver dogs, will start searching for bodies in some areas devastated by wildfires raging in California wine country
1:15PM ( 19 minutes ago )
Family held captive by Taliban-linked group released
American woman, her Canadian husband and 3 young children released after years in captivity by Taliban-allied network
1:14PM ( 20 minutes ago )
Divorce bill deadlock: EU laments progress on Brexit
The European Union's chief negotiator says slow-moving Brexit talks have hit deadlock on the key issue of Britain's exit bill and won't soon be broadened to include future trade relations
1:13PM ( 21 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Ryan blames high-tax states as GOP lawmakers balk on plan
With GOP lawmakers from high-tax states bucking President Donald Trump's tax overhaul package over a popular tax deduction, House Speaker Paul Ryan is lashing out at the states like California, New York and New Jersey.
12:53PM ( 40 minutes ago )
The Latest: Ambassador says 'foolish actions' led to UN move
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says the "extreme politicization" of UNESCO _ the U.N.'s cultural, education and scientific agency _ has become "a chronic embarrassment."
12:49PM ( 44 minutes ago )
The Latest: London police probe Weinstein sex assault claim
The Latest: London police probe Weinstein sex assault claim
12:47PM ( 46 minutes ago )
AP National News
The Latest: Trump says health care order will help millions
President Donald Trump predicts "millions and millions of people" will benefit from his action to unwind the health care law
12:04PM ( 1 hour ago )
The Latest: Israel calls US decision 'turning point' for UN
Israel's U.N. ambassador is calling the United States' withdrawal from UNESCO "a turning point."
12:02PM ( 1 hour ago )
The Latest: Hachette ends deal with Weinstein Books
Hachette Book Group ends deal with Weinstein Books
11:54AM ( 1 hour ago )
AP Online National News
The Latest: Beckinsale says she told Weinstein 'no'
The Latest: Beckinsale says Weinstein couldn't remember if he assaulted her
12:35PM ( 58 minutes ago )
World Cup bribery case opened against PSG president, Valcke
Swiss federal prosecutors have announced a criminal case for suspected bribery linked to World Cup broadcast rights against Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the Qatari president of Paris Saint-Germain
12:24PM ( 1 hour ago )
US World Cup absence could have wide-ranging effects
The U.S. team's failure to qualify for the World Cup could have a wide-ranging effect on broadcasters, sponsors and tournament organizers
11:45AM ( 1 hour ago )
AP Entertainment
10 Things to Know for Today
Among 10 Things to Know: Gusty winds and low humidity could spur deadly Northern California wildfires; Trump hopes to boost lower-premium health insurance plans; Questions remain about police response to Las Vegas massacre
6:16AM ( 7 hours ago )
The Latest: Singers perform for Vegas shooting victims
Live music made for an uplifting day at a Las Vegas hospital where dozens of people are still recovering from the worst shooting in modern U.S. history
1:10AM ( 12 hours ago )
The Latest: Vegas shooting victims, nurses enjoy music again
Live music made for an uplifting day at a Las Vegas hospital where dozens of people are still recovering from the worst shooting in modern U.S. history
8:55PM ( 16 hours ago )
AP Online Recordings News
As scope of Weinstein conduct widens, questions of who knew
As the grim scope of Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual abuse has continued to expand, attention is turning to the question of who knew about the film's mogul's behavior
6:49PM ( 18 hours ago )
The Latest: DA says donations had no role in Weinstein case
The Latest: NY prosecutor who chose not to charge Weinstein in 2015 says donations played no role in decision
5:11PM ( 20 hours ago )
Queen Elizabeth II won't lay war memorial wreath this year
Queen Elizabeth II will not personally place a wreath this year on Britain's national war memorial
1:45PM ( 23 hours ago )
APOnline Celebrity News
Calling it a beginning, Trump signs health care order
President Donald Trump is ordering his administration to find ways to make lower-premium health insurance more widely available
1:32PM ( 2 minutes ago )
The Latest: Teams to start searching for bodies after fires
Officials say recovery teams, some with cadaver dogs, will start searching for bodies in some areas devastated by wildfires raging in California wine country
1:15PM ( 19 minutes ago )
Family held captive by Taliban-linked group released
American woman, her Canadian husband and 3 young children released after years in captivity by Taliban-allied network
1:14PM ( 20 minutes ago )
Divorce bill deadlock: EU laments progress on Brexit
The European Union's chief negotiator says slow-moving Brexit talks have hit deadlock on the key issue of Britain's exit bill and won't soon be broadened to include future trade relations
1:13PM ( 21 minutes ago )
NYC, London police taking fresh look at Weinstein claims
New York City and London police detectives are taking a fresh look into sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein
1:06PM ( 27 minutes ago )