Rose McGowan's Twitter account suspended after Harvey Weinstein tweets

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Canadian-born actor Anna Paquin welcomed any men who wish to show their support under the trending hash tag #WomenBoycottTwitter.

The move comes after Twitter on Thursday temporarily suspended McGowan's account when she used it to denounce film producer Harvey Weinstein, who allegedly sexually harassed or assaulted well over a dozen women, including McGowan.

In response to the allegations, Weinstein's representative repeated denials regarding allegations of "non-consensual sex" and added: "He will not be available for further comments, as he is taking the time to focus on his family, on getting counselling and rebuilding his life".

Though the tweets that resulted in her suspension weren't initially identified, Twitter clarified the issue to the Los Angeles Times.

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When McGowan re-emerged on Twitter Thursday, she wrote, "HW raped me".

In subsequent tweets, she urges Bezos to stop funding "alleged [pedophiles] and sexual harassers" in the industry. "This was a different idea for trying to get that message across", said Kelly Ellis, a software engineer from San Francisco, who created the hashtag.

Before the day-long protest began, celebrities spoke out in unity with McGowan and the dozens of women who have come forward with their stories of Weinstein involving sexual harassment or assault.

McGowan's series of posts followed a temporary suspension of her Twitter account.

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McGowan has since criticised other major Hollywood figures for failing to confront Weinstein, at one point tweeting: "You all knew". "Twitter is proud to empower and support the voices on our platform, especially those that speak truth to power. 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", it added.

She shared, "TWITTER HAS SUSPENDED ME".

The settlement stemmed from an incident at a hotel during the Sundance Film Festival but exact McGowan was seemingly forbidden from speaking about them because of a nondisclosure agreement.

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