Rose McGowan Accuses Harvey Weinstein of Rape, Claims Amazon Studios Ignored Her

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Actress Rose McGowan is joining the growing number of women who have accused film producer Harvey Weinstein of rape, tweeting at Amazon's CEO that she reported the rape to the head of Amazon's film company.

McGowan, who has been one of Weinstein's fiercest critics, implied the ban was part of a conspiracy in announcing it, saying "TWITTER HAS SUSPENDED ME".

"I had already sold a script I wrote to your studio, it was in development", McGowan, 44, continued. "There are powerful forces at work. BE MY VOICE. #ROSEARMY #whywomendontreport", she captioned the photo.

McGowan shared the news of her suspension on Instagram early Thursday morning, posting a screenshot of the message she had received from Twitter alerting her to the suspension and asking her to "delete Tweets that violate our rules".

Many other prominent Twitter users have also led the call to abandon the platform for the day including celebrities such as Anna Paquin, John Cusack and McGowan's former co-star on the series Charmed, Alyssa Milano. But, after McGowan gave the interview "her lawyer contacted Farrow and NBC to revoke consent because it could put her in legal jeopardy given the terms of her settlement agreement", said "sources with knowledge of the situation".

Twitter's response, in light of its decision to allow President Donald Trump to effectively tweet anything due to "newsworthiness", had the Left seething and demanding more social media censorship-just not for liberals.

McGowan had been unrelenting in her advocacy since last week's New York Times article detailing decades of sexual harassment allegations against Weinstein.

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. "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.

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