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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FatTony7915726's picture

Boycott "Justice League" when it comes out.  Kick Affleck & Weinstein in the nuts where it hurts.  Hollywood to the dumpster!

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

It sounds like Hollywood is starting to turn on each other.

Years of low tickets sales for their jew produced White-hating movies is finally having an impact.

MagicHandPuppet's picture

Ben Afflunky needs an appointment with Negan and Lucille.

BennyBoy's picture


Twitter told her exactly why it suspended her account and precisely which tweets to delete and why. It's a transparent high tech company.

Oh wait, its still a secret buried in opaque "rules and guidelines" under the "It needs to be deleted when Hollywood says so" section

lil dirtball's picture

So, ZH is pure tabloid crap now.

Killtruck's picture

Zerohedge is just a mirror, friend.

Latina Lover's picture

I make a point to NEVER buy anything advertised on Twitter.  Only when the shareholders get a good kick in the nuts, will the blatant SJW censorship stop.

Radioactive Ideas's picture

Did he land in "Europe" or a specific country where he posesses a passport?

cstu7011's picture

Izrahell will take him for sure! 

beemasters's picture

Can't wait for them to out the pedophiles in Hollywood that will eventually lead to DC too.... but I'm not holding my breath.

knukles's picture

Agreed.    Something Very Very wrong here.
Hollywierd has closed ranks until the toothpaste was out of the tube.  And then hasn't had the "proper" "civil" "reasonable" (As in law reasonable) reactions.
Why suspend Rose's account for one small comment?

Sounds like when my kids were small and blaming somebody else .... he went that a way!

Methinks that the sexual perversions being forced upon folks are not discriminatory as to age or sex (M/F as well as "acts")

Methinks likewise that the Pedos are ones and the same with their "other" "normal" fellow abusers.

Feels to me like "somebody's" getting "too close" to the truth.

And the Establishment cannot handle the truth.  The whole ball of lies and falsehoods shouted from the rooftops for all to hear is coming apparent to its purpose.

For the life of me I used to joke years ago about "reptilians" amongst us. 
This shit is making a believer out of me.


Blankone's picture

It went a direction they did not expect with her tweet and they need to slow it all down, focus all attention where they had intended and control the narrative.

eatthebanksters's picture

This is such a fake news horseshit headline.  While Weinstein may be a pig and Twitter a political tool for the left, this was clearly a case of her failing to adhere to Twitter privacy policy and publishing phone numbers for the world to see.  I am so tired of this shit.

And, while I also feel for every victim of sexual assualt and abuse, I find it strange that so many women who knew about Weinstein still dressed suggestively and allowed him to assualt them without talking about it for YEARS!!! ...after so many of them had made millions...

I have way more pity for the corner prostitute than the rich hoes of Hollyweird.

Dale Lee Paul's picture

Yeah, almost like Harvey was gonna take the fall for all.....and back to business as usual.....but then more toothpaste spilled ....damage control ! 

Weird shit, them freaks.

fleur de lis's picture

Well isn't this a hoot.

All the Hollywierd skanky and sleazey actors, their managers, staffs, handlers, all knew about Weinsleaze and did nothing.

But they knew how to take the stage and tell the rest of us what to do and how to live and who to vote for.

They were doing the only thing they know how to do -- pretend to be somebody else.

In which case they pretended to be smart, well read, cultured, and refined.

In fact they were, still are, and always will be stupid, ignorant, ill read, bad mannered guttersnipes with money and influence.

Now the guttersnipes are turning on each other. 

Their dirty and very likely illegal secrets are floating to the surface like sludge on the water.

They are a family of abusers and ignorant gulpins who looked the other way as long as it did not affect their bankbooks and now it's out.

More and more they are showing themselves up for the street trash they are.

You can't make a silk purse of a sow's ear.

Many of these women expect sympathy but how much sympathy did they have for the young minds they lured down to their degenerate levels, and happily warped wider society with their theatrical sludge and consequent cultural decay.

The best thing that could ever happen to Hollywierd is for them all to be at each other's throats.





lil dirtball's picture

> All the Hollywierd skanky and sleazey actors, their managers, staffs, handlers, all knew about Weinsleaze and did nothing.

Yeah ... so let's talk about it some more like it mattered or something.

Like dogs fighting over who's gonna eat the vomit.

DaveyJones's picture


As allegations against disgraced Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein pile up, more and more celebrities are coming forward to either confirm or deny their own preexisting knowledge about the situation.

On Wednesday, Seth MacFarlane explained the origins of a 2013 joke he made at Harvey Weinstein's expense during the announcement of Academy Award nominations. 

MacFarlane cracked his joke immediately after he listed the nominees for supporting actress. "Congratulations," he said. "You five ladies no longer have to pretend to be attracted to Harvey Weinstein," which got a considerable response from the room.

"In 2011, my friend and colleague Jessica Barth, with whom I worked on the ‘Ted’ films, confided in me regarding her encounter with Harvey Weinstein and his attempted advances," MacFarlane said in a statement on social media Wednesday. "She has since courageously come forward to speak out. It was with this account in mind that, when I hosted the Oscars in 2013, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to take a hard swing in his direction."

Barth was one of several women who shared her experience in Tuesday's New Yorker story about Weinstein's alleged sexual harassment and assault.

"Make no mistake, this came from a place of loathing and anger," MacFarlane continued. "There is nothing more abhorrent and indefensible than abuse of power such as this. I respect and applaud my friend Jessica and those sharing their stories for their decision to come forward, and for being champions of the truth."

a Smudge by any other name's picture

Delicious. "This came from a place of loathing and anger"...

but he couched it in a softball and kept his tone and kissed ass and took his paycheck just like everybody else in this whole sad and sordid story.


slightlyskeptical's picture

Boycott Hollywood and watch the NFL instead.

SDShack's picture

Sociopaths always eventually turn on each other. It is the ulitmate tell that the game is coming to an end.

Billy the Poet's picture

"I'm a retired investor on a pension. I went to Israel to live there as a Jew in the twilight of my life."

CuttingEdge's picture

"And my only regret is that Obama wasn't around to give me a pardon when the shit hit the fan..."

H. Perowne's picture

Funny, a quote from that movie reflects my attitude towards solving the problem of (((tribesmen))) in the United States for once and for all: "Difficult, not impossible."

NEOCON1's picture

Final Solution, Herr Perone?

Billy the Poet's picture

"The final solution" was a Zionist concept which they worked on together with the Nazis.



Theodor Herzl (1860-1904), the founder of modern Zionism, recognized that anti-Semitism would further his cause, the creation of a separate state for Jews. To solve the Jewish Question, he maintained “we must, above all, make it an international political issue.”

Herzl wrote that Zionism offered the world a welcome “final solution of the Jewish question.” In his “Diaries”, page 19, Herzl stated “Anti-Semites will become our surest friends, anti-Semitic countries our allies.”


Zionism was supported by the German SS and Gestapo.[3] [4] [5] [6] Hitler himself personally supported Zionism.[7] [8] During the 1930's, in cooperation with the German authorities, Zionist groups organized a network of some 40 camps throughout Germany where prospective settlers were trained for their new lives in Palestine. As late as 1942 Zionists operated at least one of these officially authorized "Kibbutz" training camps[9] over which flew the blue and white banner which would one day be adopted as the national flag of "Israel".[10]


"To attain its practical objectives, Zionism hopes it will be able to collaborate with a government that is fundamentally hostile to the Jews".[16]
The use of anti-Semitism as a tool to coerce immigration to the Zionist state continues to the present day:
Prime Minister Sharon has stated that anti-Semitism is on the rise and that the only hope for the safety of Jews is to move to Israel under the protection of the Zionist state. "The best solution to anti-Semitism is immigration to Israel. It is the only place on Earth where Jews can live as Jews," he said.[17]
Those who continue to call the so-called "state of Israel" the "Jewish State" are not only promoting Zionism which is contrary to the beliefs of true Judaism, but also endorsing the promotion of worldwide anti-Semitism. In doing so they are endangering the lives of traditional Jews and denying their civil liberties and human rights.

Cheka_Mate's picture

Be on the lookout for H Wein.stein roaming the streets of Amsterdam for "therapy sessions"


SDShack's picture

"Powerful forces at work" could be prophetic in another way. If this continues to spiral out of control and reach higher and higher into Hollyweird and their media conglomerates, I would not be surprised if the sociopaths abandon just letting HW flee the country, and decide to implement a "code of silence" on him as a demonstration to others.

RumpleShitzkin's picture

Do we have an extradition treaty with Arizona?

covfefe MICdotard's picture

'extradition'? or 'EX TRADITION'?


It may matter, you know, like law enforcement asking if you "UNDER            STAND"?         what they're telling you.


Why the outrage? ZH is deleting accounts of users since years and no problem.

Oh but if Twitter deletes a user they don't like, it's all over ZH top news.



TahoeBilly2012's picture

Freedom to creep, not freedom of speech.

Joe Davola's picture

Totally unrelated news but PA Sec. of State (in charge of elections) resigned - some legal aliens got registered to vote.  Not sure if Russian hackers did it.

He had been Sec. of State under Shady Eddie Rendell also.

Still hard to figure how Hillary lost PA in with all the fixers in place in Wolf's cabinet.

Billy the Poet's picture

PA resident here. When Mom pushed the Trump button on election day it came up Hillary. Poll worker had to fix it.

woody188's picture

Shows the true extent of the landslide victory in the popular vote. They can only fix an election some 10% without anyone noticing.

Lorca's Novena's picture

Name more than ONE:


Also, who the f*ck uses the Twatters anyway?

BarkingCat's picture

It is true. 

I have seen many good long term ZH posters disappear. 


Oh, and Mel Gibson was absolutely right.

covfefe MICdotard's picture

Francis Sawyer got kicked off 42x


If usernames were numbers on New York Yankee uniforms, they'd have stopped at Jackie Robinsons 'automatically retired' number by now & if they were to put all the numbered jerseys out on the outfield fences in the RING OF FAME


The Yankees would have to stop playing baseball, move to New Delhi, and become a cricket team, & call themselves the 'BOMB(AY)ers'

lil dirtball's picture

> Mel Gibson was absolutely right

Of course he was:

silverserfer's picture

yes, the best users here were 50% of the quality and useful info this site has provided. ZH has diminished itself by its hypocracy of violating the 1st rule of fuight club, there are no rules.  Aparently there are. My thought is when ABC media bought them out their nuts got clipped. 

BennyBoy's picture


I use uBlock origin (it's free) and 14 ads and tracking devices are blocked from twitter.

On ZH i'm blocking 27.

Ima anal sphincter's picture

Zero Hedge is unusable without some sort of ad-block. Shit flying at you everywhere including pop-ups.

This along with their continual perpetuation of the Vegas lie has me wondering if limiting or just flat-ass giving up on this site.

Clickbait is their main purpose now. Really..... SHTF Plan posts, Brandon Smith posts..... come on. Why don't they reference At least Jeff is throwing out the truth.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

New ownership.  The tone has changed, and not for the better.  Comments section is still the place to be.  If that is cracked down on, then it will be off to Fight Club 2.0 for all of us.

shuckster's picture

Wow, I knew ZH censored but I didn't know it tracked. What a depressing thing. Lord knows 99% of my comments get deleted/shadow banned