Twitter suspends Rose McGowan's account after Ben Affleck tweets

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Despite the 1997 settlement, McGowan has been active on social media over the past week, offering encouragement to the women who have come forward with accusations against Weinstein. The film producer was sacked on Sunday from the Weinstein Company he cofounded.

Many have called Twitter's harassment rules and enforcement arbitrary because they allow President Trump to blast senators with taunts like "Liddle Corker" or call Mika Brzezinski "Low I.Q. Crazy Mika". One of those people is Ben Affleck, who worked with Weinstein on Good Will Hunting. "I appreciate the way I've behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologize for it".

Since the first reports of sexual harassment allegations were published by the New York Times, allegations of sexual assault have also surfaced and an unprecedented number of high-profile actresses in Hollywood have spoken publicly about their treatment by Weinstein.

"I told the head of your studio that HW raped me", she wrote in a tweet to Amazon's CEO, using Weinstein's initials.

It is unclear what message had fallen foul of the micro-blogging website's regulations, but according to Twitter's terms, moderators can suspend accounts if tweets have "been reported to us as violating our Rules surrounding abuse".

But following the outcry, the San Francisco biz changed tack.

On Wednesday, the actress announced that her account was suspended on Instagram, sharing a screengrab of the notice.

She included a message from Twitter saying she would only be able to send direct messages from her account unless she deleted tweets that violated Twitter rules.

In several other tweets, McGowan went on to say that she "begged" Amazon Studios to take action and accused the outfit of winning a "dirty Oscar". "We will be clearer about these policies and decisions in the future". "We stand with the courageous 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.

McGowan concluded her tweets by calling on Bezos, 53, to "stop funding rapists, alleged pedos and sexual harassers. I was ignored", she further alleged.

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