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

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...


knukles beemasters Thu, 10/12/2017 - 09:58 Permalink

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. 

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eatthebanksters knukles Thu, 10/12/2017 - 12:38 Permalink

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.

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fleur de lis cstu7011 Thu, 10/12/2017 - 09:47 Permalink

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.    

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DaveyJones fleur de lis Thu, 10/12/2017 - 11:43 Permalink

I LIKE THIS ONE: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."

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Billy the Poet NEOCON1 Thu, 10/12/2017 - 13:17 Permalink

"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.

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SDShack Cheka_Mate Thu, 10/12/2017 - 16:50 Permalink

"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.

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covfefe MICdotard BarkingCat Thu, 10/12/2017 - 13:04 Permalink

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'

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Ima anal sphincter BennyBoy Thu, 10/12/2017 - 12:08 Permalink

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.

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