The Harvey Weinstein scandal has spilled over to, of all places, Amazon, with Weinstein's main accuser Rose McGowan calling out Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, and the head of the company's studio getting suspended after sexual harassment accusations from a TV producer.
McGowan's account was suspended Wednesday amidst a tweetstorm against the "Gigli" actor, who she said was well aware of Weinstein's pervy predilections.
"I had already sold a script I wrote to your studio, it was in development. BE MY VOICE. #ROSEARMY #whywomendontreport", she captioned the photo. Twitter has since told The Guardian the suspension was due to McGowan tweeting a private phone number, which is against Twitter's terms of service.
However, a short time later the star took to Instagram and Facebook to share that her Twitter feed had been suspended for 12 hours, for violating the social media sites' rules.
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The idea is the brainchild of software engineer Kelly Ellis in defense of actress Rose McGowan and "all the victims of hate and harassment Twitter fails to support".
Though the tweets that resulted in her suspension weren't initially identified, Twitter clarified the issue to the Los Angeles Times. "We will be clearer about these policies and decisions in the future", the tweeted statement read. "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.
Twitter has faced frequent criticism for failing to address the torrents of abusive comments directed at women, minorities and those who speak out against abuse.