Why Chrissy Teigen, Mark Ruffalo, and Ava Duvernay are Boycotting Twitter Today
Oct 14 2017
Today, she and many others will boycott the platform "in protest of women's voices being silenced".
"Starts now", Scandal's Kerry Washingtontweeted before going off the Twitter grid on Friday morning.
When asked to comment on Friday, a Twitter press officer pointed to the company's statement about why it locked Ms. McGowan's account. "BE MY VOICE. #ROSEARMY #whywomendontreport", she captioned the photo.
Rose McGowan returned to Twitter with a vengeance after a temporary suspension on Thursday, October 12, to publicly accuse Harvey Weinstein of rape. The company said Thursday it will "be clearer about these policies and decisions in the future".
McGowan also recently called Ben Affleck "a liar" on Twitter and suggested the actor knew about Weinstein's conduct.
As he and actress Emma Stone revealed the Best Supporting Actress nominations that year, MacFarlane joked: "Congratulations, you five ladies no longer have to pretend to be attracted to Harvey Weinstein".
"Any allegations of non-consensual contact are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein", Weinstein representative Sallie Hofmeister said Wednesday. "I said I was the proof", she claimed, later confirming to The Hollywood Reporter that the initials in her tweet belonged to Weinstein.
The New York Times earlier reported that McGowan was among the numerous women sexually harassed by Weinstein, who paid McGowan a financial settlement in 1997.
The idea is the brainchild of software engineer Kelly Ellis in defense of actress Rose McGowan and "all the victims of hate and harassment Twitter fails to support".
The House Intelligence Committee has also invited Twitter to appear for a public hearing this month.
According to the AP, a person familiar with the interactions between Twitter and the Senate Intelligence Committee says the company will participate in a November 1 public hearing.