Twitter Suspends Account Of Weinstein Accuser Rose McGowan Prompting Calls For Boycott

Tyler Durden's picture

Update (11:30 am ET): The public has predictably exploded with outrage following Twitter's bizarre decision to freeze the account of actress Rose McGowan after she accused Ben Affleck of lying after he expressed remorse for groping a young actress live on MTV in 2003, and now a growing number of users are trying to organize a women's boycott of the social media service in response. Several Twitter users have pointed out the company's policies don't seem to be fairly enforced across all users. Others have called on the service to retore McGowan's account

 

 

 

 

 

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In a move tha may to trigger an outpouring of rage from the company's Silicon Valley milieu, Twitter has frozen some features of Rose McGowan's account after she tweeted "You Lie" at Ben Affleck following the latter's apology for groping actress Hilarie Burton during an appearance on "TRL" in 2003.

The actress, who is at the center of the storm of sexual misconduct allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein, took to her Instagram and Facebook accounts to relay the news of her suspension, writing cryptically that: “TWITTER HAS SUSPENDED ME. THERE ARE POWERFUL FORCES AT WORK. BE MY VOICE. #ROSEARMY.”

She added a screenshot from a message from Twitter telling her that she had violated their terms of service and she would be locked out for 12 hours.

Since the bombshell sexual harassment, assault and rape allegations about Weinstein were reported by the New York Times and The New Yorker, McGowan has excoriated Weinstein and others, like Affleck, whom she believes knew about Weinstein's disgraceful behavior but did nothing to stop it or hold Weinstein accountable. The NYT reported in its original expose that McGowan reached a $100,000 settlement with Weinstein after an encounter in a hotel room at the Sundance Film Festival in 1997.

Previously, Twitter has mostly reserved suspensions and bans like this for conservative journalists and commentators. But the company's motive in its decision to crack down on a famous actress speaking out about sexual abuse is not known. Representatives for the company have not yet commentated on McGowan's suspension.

Meanwhile, the FBI is reportedly investigating Weinstein - who recently landed in Europe for rehab - amid fears that he may be planning a Roman Polanski-style evasion of charges by fleeing to Europe. 

Separately, evidence of Affleck's hypocrisy has proliferated online...

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me or you's picture

Twitter takes side with pedophiles and terrorists. 

me or you's picture

Take all those Jewish parasites out of the country. Kill them all. 

insanelysane's picture

Why does it seem more entertaining when rich people fight each other?

See Weintstein scandal.

See NFL owners and players Anthem saga.

See Sony hack.

shankster's picture

Poor people fight but it doesn't make the headlines.

SirBarksAlot's picture

Yesterday, Facebook was experiencing outages.

Today, they are censoring critics of Hollywood stars.

Coincidence? I think not.

Vilfredo Pareto's picture

The world is much more tinfoil hatty than you might imagine.

 

I believe surveillance agencies worldwide are responsible for a substantial number of battery fires lol.

 

Who woulda thunk they interfered with 911 calls accidentally?

SirBarksAlot's picture

You may be right!

When there are billions and billions of dollars at stake, when the word on the street is that "Hollywood is dead," when you can't make your Ferrari payment, you may be led to do things you previously would only have imagined!

Bemused Observer's picture

Outages? So now when Fakebook 'goes down', it's an 'outage? Like a utility outage?

 

God, there must have been panic...what a stupid fucking world I find myself in. My President gets into Twitter wars and my fellow citizens freak out because Fakebook's down. And the story du jour is about the awful behavior of an old, hirsute, and now unemployed Jewish man.

 

The whole world is coming undone, and THIS is what is happening here in the US today.

Honest Sam's picture

Not true. Even here in Eastern Pa. human beans are cluttering up the roads by the hunnerts of thousands, going to work, getting groceries, doing their Yoga, Zumba, Tai Chi, Karate, Jiujitsu, Modern Dance, Swiss-Estonian fusion cuisine, car repairs, and a jilliion other things that have nothing to do with any of this.

Most well-off folks are still surprised to learn that two tall buildings were attacked by jetliners, and dropped to the ground on 9/11/01 and that the moving force, Obama bin Laden, aka 'Binny", is alive and well and living in Cuba with a dozen 12 yr old former virgins.

Don't make the mistake of falling for the Media's Obsession with Outliers that affect about .01 of the peeps, like the garbage you mention and homo 'marriage', rough genitalia exchanges for paranoid schizophrenics, and the Jewish Moguls in Hollyweird behaving badly that their ingenues happily let them engage in when they wanted their careers put on heavy heavy fuel.

Don't let exceptionalist events and shit ruin your day. Most of the world is doing what it did 100 years ago and doing nicely if a bit less well off financially. 

Thimk positive thoughts. 

 

 

 

Mr Hankey's picture

Yabbut,  yabbut, FLAGWANKGATE!!!!

shankster's picture

Twitter is for slope-headed droolers and miscreants.

rejected's picture

So now these child services have the naughty and stupid stand in a corner with a time out.

The absurdity of the 21st century high tech morons tapping and swiping their way to fame never ceases to amaze.

DelusionalGrandeur's picture

The only time I'll give a Fuuuuuuck about any of these Hollywood stars is the day they commit mass suicide!

shutterbug's picture

Twitter says ... you can only talk about subjects - WE - decide is all right to talk about ... everything else and you will be blocked!!

New Era NAZIS are here to stay!! Mostly from the left, but probably very contagious.

They WILL decide what people can think, say and do...

OldFahrtyPants's picture

isn't Twatter majority owned by Saudi Prince Talal?

Rubicon76's picture

This is so bad, and yet so awesome at the same time.  Watching these liberal scumbags get exposed and turn on each other makes me feel kinda tingly down there.

TheLastTrump's picture

More enemies of Trump disintegrating before our eyes.

 

This shit is Biblical.

 

It's just a warm up for what's going to happen when Russia/Iran move against Israel.

 

We're heading into a time period of fantastic happenings.

covfefe MICdotard's picture

Russia & Iran have NEVER lost on their home turf (depending on how you interpret ALEXANDER THE GREAT conquests & where, in fact, he stopped short & redirected), in recorded history going all the way back to Sumerian times.

 

Israel cannot make that claim. (FFS ~ they had the ARK OF THE COVENANT, which was supposed to level all opposing armies, eat lightning, crap thunder, and melt the faces off of wax NAZIs in Steven Spielberg movies)

 

What happened to that DEATH MACHINE?

 

They lost it ~ TWICE

 

It was last seen being handforked away to a secure storage warehouse guarded by.... TOP MEN

grunk's picture

Just asking for anti-trust lawsuits.

XBroker1's picture

Not sticking up for the juice, but why is Ben Affleck suposed to do something? Is it bc he's batman or because he owns that insurance? Wait..that's AFLACK.. never mind.

LA_Goldbug's picture

Ben got an SMS from Harvey saying "Help"

TheLastTrump's picture

Thanks, now I'm hearing that fucking goose in my head. :) great

ToSoft4Truth's picture

Weinstein never factored the hot chicks he was banging would turn into desperate old shrews seeking attention. 

 

Nobody cares about Gwyneth Paltrow's vag now.  Weinstein hit it when it was pink.  I'm sure it's burgundy by now. 

 

 

TheLastTrump's picture

Dudes murderous per previous posts. Likes violence as a handy solution to overcome reasoning ability shortcomings.

Honest Sam's picture

Precisement!

The Cult of Sexual Victimhood is growing faster than all the dicks in a full board meeting at MiraMax, greenlighting some movies with the next set of ingenues whose mothers could give a shit if their 13 yr old kids have to "take a knee."

Davidduke2000's picture

In Canada these suspensions or closures of account can easily be turned by the courts as twitter is a public forum and what is open to the public cannot be closed to certain people it is called discrimination , the Canadian Charter of rights protect people from discrimination.

I cannot believe nobody has sued these cocksucker already.

401K of Dooom's picture

Collusion, what collusion?  Donna Karan expected to release press announcement denoucing Rose McGowan as a member of the "Vast Right-Wing conspiracy".  Don't worry Rose, there are alternatives to Twitter: Gab, Minds.com and Vid.me.  Next up, a collaboration video of Rose McGowan with Angry Mgtow, Howard Dare, The Turd flinging Monkey and Terrence Popp of Redonkulas.com.  Obviously this morning is off to a great start!

Honest Sam's picture

What 'shrooms are you on?   

LA_Goldbug's picture

I love the Freedom of Speech we enjoy in the Demo-cras West.

HisBoyElroy's picture

Did Harvey get a double room w/ Cosby, oh wait Bill isn’t a Jew. He wasn’t allowed to flee and seek counseling, he had to stand before the man and face the consequences. Funny how there are two sets of rules, one for Jews and one for the rest of us.

Dank fur Kopf's picture

Wow, Hollywood completely dispenses with any pretense of collusion with social media sites.

It's really time that we all collectively start looking for alternatives to Facebook, Twitter, Google, YouTube etc. They're abusing their power--and that's power we can take away!

Dank fur Kopf's picture

A reasonable alternative to Google is DuckDuckGo, which doesn't track your ever move.

If anyone knows good alternatives to the others, feel free to share!

TheLastTrump's picture

Yeah but they're searching Google, so as soon as you get there & start clicking links you're getting tracked Jack.

 

I only use DDG but let's get real here.

Dank fur Kopf's picture

There's Yandex, which is actually really good from what I've seen. But looks like it's tailored more for non-English languages..

NickPeeMe's picture

Isn't Harvey just going to switch political parties and put this all behind him?

Emergency Ward's picture

He's going to join the Greens ???

small axe's picture

this breakdown in society is very entertaining except for the commercials (ie, threat of nuclear war, natural disasters, political and monetary repression, etc.)

css1971's picture

who recently landed in Europe for rehab

 

You're missing some quotation marks "for rehab".

TN VOLUNTEER's picture

....Censure my 1st Ammendment!

Kina's picture

I think all these Communication services should be made subject to Free Speach laws, and classified as the same as normal talk environment, which they have become.

You cant censor anybody talking, likewise Facebook and Twitter must be assessed as the equivalent of open environment of talk - which is what they have become.

Somebody tweeting is tweeting as the same as them talking.

Mimir's picture

"should be made subject to Free Speach laws"

 

As long as they respect to the letter European laws of free speech, I'm happy.

TheLastTrump's picture

I bet it's legally possible to sue this bitch successfully for calling him a liar. How can you accuse someone of lying as they make an apology? How would you know if they are sorry or not?

 

The only way is if you apologised, then turned right around & did it again. She didn't wait to see if he did it again.

DirtySanchez's picture

I use twitter as a news feed.

Never tweet.

I follow the few people whose opinion I value.

Works for me.

hannah's picture

is this sexual assault or prostitution...she gladly acceptly $100,000 to be groped.

Dumpster Elite's picture

So, basically what you're saying is, if a woman gets raped, and ends up getting a settlement in court, she is a whore. You must be a Muslim.

hannah's picture

the rapist goes to jail. that is punishment. if the rapist pays the woman than what is that...? if the woman weinstein groped was offered $10 to be groped and she said no way but $100k is a different story.....why didnt she have charges filed instead so that weinstein goes to jail and prevents future attacks.....if a woman gets raped and accepts a payoff in secret and then lets the ra[pist rape again then she is raping other women.

hannah's picture

funny but the daily mail has the ben afflect story of him groping the mtv girl. they state that she was 19 and he was 31 fucking years old...!!!!!!!! her current husband is 16 years older than she is. this is all bullshit. sour grapes false claims victum bs....why didnt these women speak up the day the grope happened.  ....because they would whore themselves out for a tv show or movie role.....BUT THEY DIDNT GET THE ROLE SO THIS ISASSAULT.

Honest Sam's picture

You are 1000% correct.

It is not Ben Affleck's responsibility or any other actor to hold the moguls to account for how they select the next set of movie stars. 

It is the responsibility of ANY woman to use the liberal rape laws to their advantage.

If I was raped by a female exec, or otherwise fondled and then paid off to shut up abou it, I would take the $100,000 and consider myself extremely well compensated for a little grab-ass.

If equality is the new new thing, then so should the women who took the money and ran. 

You have the right perspective on this.  

Bill Clinton was permtted--- as the most powerful man in the world--- to get away with his harassment, rape, and predations on women and he was re-elected.  The majority has spoken. 

Oral sex is not sex, sex is private and between two people, and if one is against it, then it's o.k. as long as you are a democrat and support abortion.