Rose McGowan posted a message to Instagram late Wednesday night saying that Twitter had suspended her account. A spokesperson told The Register that McGowan's account had been "temporarily locked" because she had included a private phone number in one of her tweets.
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. "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", the company added.
Twitter has declined to give any further information on why it has temporarily limited McGowan's Twitter account. "I hope we all continue to inspire each other and ultimately create change", she said. The sanctions came after the Charmed and Nip/Tuck star talked about the Weinstein allegations. She settled a lawsuit against Weinstein in 1997 after an incident in a hotel room at the Sundance Film Festival, The New York Times reported. As more and more women come forward to share their stories, those in Hollywood who've worked with Weinstein have begun to release their own statements distancing themselves from him.
McGowan has since criticised other major Hollywood figures for failing to confront Weinstein, at one point tweeting: "You all knew". But she has been outspoken in the social media conversation around Harvey Weinstein and his multiple alleged assaults on women over decades.
What's more, she blasted Affleck after the actor condemned Weinstein's alleged acts of sexual harassment, insisting he has been aware of the accusations for years.
Actress Jamie Lee Curtis said: "You allow Twitter freedom to our president but you silence a woman speaking out about sexual harassment?"
When reached for comment on Thursday, a spokeswoman for the disgraced movie mogul said, "Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein".
As he and actress Emma Stone revealed the Best Supporting Actress nominations that year, MacFarlane joked: "Congratulations, you five ladies no longer have to pretend to be attracted to Harvey Weinstein".