Trending: Why Amazon is suddenly going on the offensive amid a growing techlash
Rose McGowan
Rose McGowan. (Instagram Photo / @rosemcgowan)

Rose McGowan regained access to her Twitter account on Thursday following a temporary suspension by the social media platform for violating its terms of service. The actress has been a leading voice in recent days in criticizing Harvey Weinstein and those who failed to speak out against the Hollywood producer’s past sexual abuse of women.

Thursday afternoon she used a series of tweets to go after Amazon and Jeff Bezos, calling on the CEO to “stop funding rapists” and “stand with truth.”

Last September, McGowan said she had sold a show to Amazon Studios that she wrote and planned to direct. Various reports said the show might deal with McGowan’s upbringing in the Children of God cult.

In a stream of five tweets Thursday, McGowan discussed informing the head of Amazon Studios (Roy Price) that Weinstein had raped her; that she wanted her script back; that her show had been killed; and more.

Price shared a picture of himself with McGowan last July, a couple months before reports of the show deal.

The studio chief himself was suspended by Amazon on Thursday after details of an alleged sexual harassment against a producer on the TV series “The Man in the High Castle” were revealed.

In a new story on Thursday in The Hollywood Reporter, Isa Hackett talks about the “shocking and surreal” experience with Price during Comic-Con in San Diego in 2015.

McGowan used her Instagram account Wednesday night to show a message from Twitter informing her that @rosemcgowan was being locked for 12 hours because she had violated policy by including someone’s phone number in a post. The locking of the account caused McGowan to be unable to tweet, retweet or like other posts, but she retained the ability to browse her feed.



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By Thursday morning, after a barrage of users came to the defense of McGowan, Twitter unlocked the account, while explaining why it had done so in the first place.

McGowan, in a reference to tweets from President Trump threatening to wage nuclear war on North Korea, asked when such language would be a violation of the company’s terms of service.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted that his company needs to be “more transparent” to build trust.

McGowan reached a $100,000 settlement with Weinstein in 1997 for an incident in a hotel at the Sundance Film Festival. In the days after explosive reports in The New York Times and The New Yorker and elsewhere, other women have come forward to say they, too, were abused or raped by the longtime filmmaker.

McGowan has been blasting others in Hollywood, including actors Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, for failing to step up when they allegedly knew what was happening.

She’s calling for the board of The Weinstein Co. to be dissolved and calling out those who do business with the studio.

A report in Deadline on Wednesday said that Amazon was “reviewing options” for what to do about two new series connected to The Weinstein Co. that are destined for its streaming platform.

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