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Twitter explains Rose McGowan’s Twitter lockout, reactivates her account

Posted/updated on: October 12, 2017 at 2:03 pm
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FilmMagic/Paul Archuleta(LOS ANGELES) — Turns out, Rose McGowan’s Twitter lock-out wasn’t necessarily due to “powerful forces at work,” as she claimed. 

McGowan, who’s been extremely vocal about the recent harassment and abuse allegations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, revealed the news of her locked Twitter on her Instagram, adding quote, “There are powerful forces at work.  Be my voice.” 

However, in a statement provided to ABC News, Twitter insists, “her account was temporarily locked because one of her Tweets included a private phone number, which violates our Terms of Service. The Tweet was removed and her account has been unlocked.”  

The chief spokesperson for the company noted that, “Twitter is proud to empower and support the voices on our platform, especially those that speak truth to power,” adding, “We stand with the brave women and men who use Twitter to share their stories…”

The New York Times reports McGowan reached a 100-thousand-dollar settlement from Weinstein after a hotel room encounter with him 20 years ago. 

The actress also responded Tuesday to Ben Affleck’s criticism of Weinstein via Twitter by saying “you lie,” in response to Affleck’s statement that the allegations against his Good Will Hunting producer shocked him. McGowan insists she told Affleck about her alleged incident with the producer when it happened years ago.

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