The controversy surrounding Harvey Weinstein and the alleged sexual assault crimes he has committed against a slew of celebrities has reached a new low. Rose McGowan, an alleged victim, had her Twitter account suspended at the height of this scandal.
She posted a screen shot of the suspension on her Instagram account.
The actress has played a key role in exposing the major Hollywood producer; including her public disclosure of the alleged assault and using her social media to name celebrities who covered up Weinstein’s decades of attacks. Such people as Ben Affleck, Casey Affleck, and Matt Damon.
“TWITTER HAS SUSPENDED ME. THERE ARE POWERFUL FORCES AT WORK. BE MY VOICE,” McGowan posted on her Instagram. She clearly believes there is some plan to try and shut her up.
Via the Daily Wire: After a bombshell report from The New York Times broke on Thursday, reports of Weinstein’s alleged predatory actions have been streaming in; the producer has been accused of several acts of sexual harassment, assault, and even rape by three women. According to the accusations, the producer used his Hollywood clout to pressure actresses into bizarre sexual favors, such as making them watch him shower or masturbate, in exchange for a boost to their careers, or, alternatively, a threat to torpedo it if they refused. Weinstein has reportedly paid out millions in at least eight settlements regarding such matters.
The disturbing reports, and damning leaked audio, were buttressed with talk that Weinstein’s abuses were an open secret in Hollywood, suggesting a coverup. Actors Russel Crowe and Matt Damon were even accused of helping to squash a 2004 expose on Weinstein, thought Damon has publicly come forward to deny he had any knowledge concerning the producer’s sexual misconduct.
The actress has certainly voiced the coverup is real, posting several tweets — before she was kicked off the social media platform — which called out the ‘silent’ Hollywood stars by name.
All that being said, The Hollywood Reporter stated, “The NYT reported that McGowan reached a $100,000 settlement with Weinstein after an encounter in a hotel room at the Sundance Film Festival in 1997.”