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Rose McGowan arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Confirmation" at the Paramount Theatre on Thursday, March 31, 2016. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Rose McGowan accused Amazon of ignoring her reports that 'HW' raped her


Updated October 12, 2017 07:02 PM EDT

Rose McGowan accused former movie executive Harvey Weinstein of rape on Twitter, tweeting at Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos that she had told the heads of the company's studios that Weinstein had assaulted her.

McGowan also alleged that a studio head had told her that the claim had to be proved to be taken seriously. McGowan supposedly responded that she "was the proof."

McGowan also alleged that this report was the reason Amazon dropped a show she was helping develop with their studios. She also accused the studio of having won a "dirty Oscar."

Updated October 12, 2017 03:43 PM EDT

Actress Rose McGowan‘s access to her Twitter account has been restored after the social media company received backlash for its suspension following her vocal statements on sexual assault allegations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.

“We have been in touch with Ms. McGowan’s team,” a Twitter spokesperson said in a statement to PEOPLE. “We want to explain that her account was temporarily locked because one of her Tweets included a private phone number, which violates of our Terms of Service. The Tweet was removed and her account has been unlocked. We will be clearer about these policies and decisions in the future."

“Twitter is proud to empower and support the voices on our platform, especially those that speak truth to power. We stand with the brave women and men who use Twitter to share their stories, and will work hard every day to improve our processes to protect those voices.”

Users took to Twitter on Thursday to express their anger at McGowan’s suspension. Actress Jessica Chastain wrote, "Hey @Twitter let us know which of these rules @rosemcgowan broke. Asking for multiple victims of sexual violence."

Twitter has temporarily blocked Rose McGowan from using some of its features as the actress continues speaking out about Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual harassment.


McGowan’s post included a screengrab from her Twitter account of the company notifying her she had “violated” its rules.

Twitter’s message added it had “temporarily limited” some of McGowan’s account features for 12 hours following her violation.

McGowan will not be able to tweet, retweet or like posts while her account is limited, but she can still send direct messages to her followers.


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The actress joined Twitter in June 2009 and has since amassed 746,000 followers after tweeting 12,700 times.

Twitter did not state which rules McGowan violated, but the social media platform lists harassment and hateful conduct as grounds for suspension.

McGowan on Tuesday accused actor Ben Affleck of knowing about Weinstein’s misconduct against women on Twitter.

The television star also tweeted “Ben Affleck f—k off,” and both messages have since been deleted.

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Twitter said in its message to McGowan her account’s full features would get restored once she deleted any tweets violating company rules.

McGowan was one of several women named in an explosive expose The New York Times published last week detailing decades of alleged sexual harassment from Weinstein.

Other actresses including Angelina Jolie, Cara Delevingne and Gwyneth Paltrow have since accused Weinstein of sexual harassment.

Weinstein has denied the allegations against him, but he was fired from the company he co-founded after the claims emerged.

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