Rose McGowan has accused Harvey Weinstein of rape, returning to Twitter after being banned for almost 24 hours on Thursday (12 October) night.
The actress is one of the dozens of women who have accused Weinstein of varying degrees of sexual harassment and assault, and she’s also claimed that Amazon Studio’s CEO Jeff Bezos knew about her complaints and ignored them.
Directly addressing the Amazon boss, Rose wrote:
1) @jeffbezos I told the head of your studio that HW raped me. Over & over I said it. He said it hadn’t been proven. I said I was the proof.
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 12, 2017
In later tweets, Rose also alleged that she sold a script to Amazon and tried to wrangle it back after hearing a “Weinstein bailout” might be taking place.
HuffPost UK has contacted Amazon for comment.
According to a New York Times piece detailing the various accusations being levelled against Weinstein, Rose is one of a number of actors to reach a settlement with the movie mogul over an incident that took place when she was 23 years old.
A separate previous New Yorker piece saw a number of other women come forward, with some doing so anonymously.
In response to this, a spokesperson for Weinstein said: “Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr Weinstein.
“Mr Weinstein obviously can’t speak to anonymous allegations, but with respect to any women who have made allegations on the record, Mr Weinstein believes that all of these relationships were consensual.”
Rose’s return to Twitter has also sparked a #WomenBoycottTwitter movement, in response to the fact her account had been suspended in the first place.
While Twitter has stated that the star’s account was temporarily out of action as her tweets “included a private phone number, which violates our Terms of Service”, many celebrities are set to boycott the website “in protest of women’s voices being silenced”:
Ladies. Let’s do this. #WomenBoycottTwitter. Not because of hate but because I love this platform and know it can be better.
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) October 13, 2017
Tomorrow I follow the Women. #WomenBoycottTwitter
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) October 13, 2017
Tomorrow (Friday the 13th) will be the first day in over 10 years that I won’t tweet. Join me. #WomenBoycottTwitter pic.twitter.com/xoEt5Bwj5s
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano)