McGowan, who was allegedly assaulted by Weinstein in 1997 had been crusading against silence over Weinstein’s grim past on Twitter. However she took to Instagram to share the news her account had been shutdown.
‘Twitter has suspended me. There are powerful forces at work. Be my voice.’
She also shared a screen grab of Twitter’s suspended account notification, which says ‘We’ve determined that this account violated the Twitter Rules.’ The message also suggests she ‘Delete the Tweets that violate our rules.’
She tweeted telling Affleck to ‘F*** off,’ and called him a liar after he denounced Weinstein on Tuesday. She also tweeted ‘Now I am allowed to say rapist,’ without mentioning Weinstein specifically.
McGowan, right in September, spent the week lashing out at Harvey Weinstein, his brother Bob Weinstein as well as Ben Affleck, but then her Twitter account was suddenly suspended
Rose McGowan took to Instagram to say her Twitter account had been suspended Wednesday night
Was it this one? She tweeted ‘Now am I allowed to say rapist’ she doesn’t address Weinstein directly, but is replying to Bourdain who does
Or was it this one? Cursing on Twitter is rampant so it’s hard to decipher just which tweet got McGowan in hot water
She didn’t actually curse here, when she called Bob Weinstein a POS but its unclear where this note is from
Affleck had implied that he had only just learned of the Weinstein claims, McGowan said she’d told him after her alleged 1997 assault and that he was aware of previous allegations
She tweeted ‘Bob Weinstein is a POS. They allllll knew’ on Wednesday.
It was unclear which tweets from the actresses account would have violated Twitter’s rules.
Five days after the claims broke about the producer, who backed Affleck and Matt Damon’s screenplay for Good Will Hunting, Affleck said that he was ‘saddened and angry’ over the claims.
He also said that ‘The additional allegations of assault that I read this morning made me sick,’ and that he wants to see more support for women in the media.
But McGowan, who was allegedly assaulted by Weinstein in 1997 and has been crusading against silence over Weinstein’s grim past, hit out at his claims to obliviousness.
She tweeted: ‘@benaffleck “GODD*MNIT! I TOLD HIM TO STOP DOING THAT” you said that to my face. The press conf I was made to go to after assault. You lie.’
It’s not clear which press conference McGowan was referring to, but both she (left) and Affleck (center) appeared in the 1998 horror movie Phantoms (pictured), produced by Weinstein
She then tweeted a screengrab of her message onto her main timeline with the message: ‘You want to play let’s play #ROSEARMY.’
It’s not clear which press conference she was referring to, but both McGowan and Affleck appeared in the 1998 movie Phantoms, which was executive-produced by Weinstein.
The horror flick premiered at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival, which is where McGowan’s alleged assault took place.
McGowan (pictured at the MTV Awards in 1997, the year she said she was assaulted) has been vociferous in condemning those who have been silent about sexual abuse
Good Will Hunting premiered in December of that year; two of Affleck’s preceding three films – Kevin Smith comedies Mallrats and Chasing Amy – were also backed by Weinstein.
In his statement, Affleck did not explicitly say that he was previously unaware of the claims made about Weinstein.
He wrote: ‘I am saddened and angry that a man who I worked with used his position of power to intimidate, sexually harass and manipulate many women over decades.
‘The additional allegations of assault that I read this morning made me sick. This is completely unacceptable, and I find myself asking what I can do to make sure this doesn’t happen to others.
‘We need to do better at protecting our sisters, friends, co-workers and daughters. We must support those who come forward, condemn this type of behavior when we see it and help ensure there are more women in positions of power.’
But McGowan, angry at the star’s days of silence, initially reacted to the news with a simple ‘Ben Affleck f*** off’.
McGowan had been prodding Affleck and Damon for days to make some kind of remark to the claims, and may have expected him to make some kind of denial.
On Monday, she tweeted: ‘Ben Affleck Casey Affleck, how’s your morning boys?’
Casey Affleck has also been accused of sexual harassment.
Affleck only made the remarks after five days of widespread condemnation of Weinstein – and after being asked repeatedly for comment by DailyMail.com
McGowan posted a screenshot of her comment on her main Twitter timeline, saying ‘You want to play let’s play’ – she had been prodding Affleck and Damon for days to comment
Affleck and co-star Matt Damon owe their careers to Weinstein after winning a best original screenplay Oscar back in 1998 for Good Will Hunting.
The film, which they both starred in, was produced by The Weinstein Company.
Affleck’s statement came after he refused to respond to repeated requests for comment from Dailymail.com.
It also came shortly before the New York Times published a story revealing both Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie were subjected to unwanted advances by the Hollywood heavyweight.
Affleck and Paltrow dated briefly in the late-90s. Paltrow was dating Brad Pitt around the time Weinstein made advances towards her.
McGowan had also lashed out at Damon, calling him a ‘spineless profiteer who stays silent’ after it was alleged that he and Russell Crowe had helped kill a story about the mogul’s harassment in 2004.
Damon (pictured with Weinstein in 1998, the year Good Will Hunting was released) spoke out just after Affleck did, claiming that he had no idea of the producer’s actions
On Sunday, The Wrap’s Susan Waxman said that in 2004 she was working on a story that claimed Fabrizio Lombardo, the former head of Miramax Italy was put on the payroll to procure women for Weinstein.
While she was working on the story, Waxman says the actors called her to vouch for Lombardo and the allegations about Weinstein were stripped out of the piece by her editors. Lombardo denied the claims at the time.
Damon broke his own silence shortly after Affleck, denying that accusation – and claiming he had never been aware of the movie mogul harassing women.
‘Harvey had called me and said, they’re writing a story about Fabrizio, who I knew from The Talented Mr Ripley,’ he said.
‘He had organized our premiere in Italy and so I knew him in a professional capacity and I’d had dinner at his house.
‘Harvey said, “Sharon Waxman is writing a story about Fabrizio and it’s really negative. Can you just call and tell her what your experience with Fabrizio was?” So I did, and that’s what I said to her,’ Damon said.
He says he had no idea the serious allegations Waxman was investigating.
‘For the record, I would never, ever, ever try to kill a story like that. I just wouldn’t do that. It’s not something I would do, for anybody,’ Damon said.
Waxman has since spoken out to say that she ‘endorses’ Damon’s side of the story, tweeting Tuesday that he ‘wasn’t informed’ on the sexual harassment allegations.
In his Deadline interview, Damon spoke about the scandal further – saying in his years working with Weinstein, he never saw this side of him and after hearing the news he felt ‘absolutely sick to my stomach’.
McGowan has also called on the entire board at Weinstein Company to step down for being complicit in covering up the executive’s actions.
Lashing out: Weinsten victim Rose McGowan responded to this by tweeting: ‘Hey @Mattdamon what’s it like to be a spineless profiteer who stays silent?’
Looking for some goodwill: McGowan also acknowledged a few of Damon’s similarly tongue-tied pals, tweeting: ‘Ben Affleck Casey Affleck, how’s your morning boys?’
The new allegations that Affleck mentioned came in an article by The New Yorker on Tuesday that said Weinstein had previously assaulted three women, significantly intensifying the scandal surrounding the disgraced movie mogul.
Actress Asia Argento and a former aspiring actress named Lucia Evans went on the record to allege Weinstein forced himself on them sexually. A third woman spoke anonymously.
A representative for Weinstein vehemently denied the allegations in a statement to the magazine.
WHAT THE STARS ARE SAYING ABOUT WEINSTEIN
Jennifer Lawrence stated although she had not witnessed Weinstein’s inappropriate acts herself, she still condemned the producer
Matt Damon: ‘As the father of four daughters, this is the kind of sexual predation that keeps me up at night. This is the great fear for all of us.I did five or six movies with Harvey. I never saw this. I feel horrible for these women and it’s wonderful they have this incredible courage and are standing up now. We can all feel this change that’s happening, which is necessary and overdue.’
Ben Affleck: ‘I am saddened and angry that a man who I worked with used his position of power to intimidate, sexually harass and manipulate many women over decades’
Nicole Kidman: ‘As I’ve stated before publicly, I support and applaud all women and these women who speak out against any abuse and misuse of power – be it domestic violence or sexual harassment in the workforce. We need to eradicate this behavior.’
George Clooney: ‘I suppose the argument would be that it’s not just about Hollywood, but about all of us – that every time you see someone using their power and influence to take advantage of someone without power and influence and you don’t speak up, you’re complicit.’
Jennifer Lawrence: ‘I was deeply disturbed to hear the news about Harvey Weinstein’s behavior. This kind of abuse is inexcusable and absolutely upsetting.’
Kate Winslet: ‘His behavior is without question disgraceful and appalling and very, very wrong. I had hoped that these kind of stories were just made up rumors, maybe we have all been naïve.’
Meryl Streep: ‘The disgraceful news about Harvey Weinstein has appalled those of us whose work he championed, and those whose good and worthy causes he supported.’
Kate Winslet said Weinstein’s behavior was appalling and very wrong
Glenn Close: ‘I’m angry, not just at him and the conspiracy of silence around his actions, but also that the “casting couch” phenomenon, so to speak, is still a reality in our business and in the world: the horrible pressure, the awful expectation put on a woman when a powerful, egotistical, entitled bully expects sexual favors in exchange for a job.’
Judi Dench: ‘Whilst there is no doubt that Harvey Weinstein has helped and championed my film career for the past 20 years, I was completely unaware of these offences which are, of course, horrifying, and I offer my sympathy to those who have suffered, and wholehearted support to those who have spoken out.’
Mark Ruffalo said it was a ‘disgusting abuse of power’
Romola Garai: ‘Like every other woman in the industry, I’ve had an “audition” with Harvey Weinstein. So I had to go to his hotel room in the Savoy and he answered the door in his bathrobe. I was only 18. I felt violated by it.’
Ashley Judd: ‘Women have been talking about Harvey amongst ourselves for a long time, and it’s simply beyond time to have the conversation publicly.’
Mark Ruffalo: ‘To be clear what Harvey Weinstein did was a disgusting abuse of power and horrible. I hope we are now seeing the beginning of the end of these abuses.’
James Gunn: ‘If even 1/10th of the stories about Harvey Weinstein are true (and I believe they are), then good f***ing riddance. That s***’s gotta stop.’
Lena Dunham: ‘Easy to think Weinstein company took swift action but this has actually been the slowest action because they always always knew.’
Susan Sarandon: ‘Huge respect for Ashley Judd and all the women who broke their silence for the article on Harvey Weinstein. Brave.’
Julianne Moore: ‘Coming forward about sexual abuse and coercion is scary and women have nothing to be gained personally by doing so. But through their bravery we move forward as a culture, and I thank them. Stand with Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan and others.’
Jessica Chastain: ‘I was warned from the beginning. The stories were everywhere. To deny that is to create an environment for it to happen again.’
Jeff Bridges: ‘I wish him the best struggling with his demons, but his behavior was terrible. And I wish him – just as being a fellow human being – we are all struggling with different things. And he can struggle with his and come out the other side.’
Kevin Smith: ‘He financed the first 14 years of my career – and now I know while I was profiting, others were in terrible pain. It makes me feel ashamed.’
Paul Feig: ‘There is no excuse for monsters like Harvey Weinstein. It’s up to all of us, men and women, to speak up against sexual harassment and abuse.’
Michael Keaton: ‘H Weinstein – yikes! Disgusting and creepy. So is “leader of the free world”, by the way.’
Heather Graham is one of a number of actors to speak out against Weinstein
Emmy Rossum: ‘The “old dinosaur” explanation doesn’t cut it. Decades of using power to intimidate women for sexual gain is reprehensible and inexcusable.’
Heather Graham: ‘Women speak out about sexual harassment and Harvey Weinstein gets fired. This is the best and most inspiring news story I have seen in a while.’
Judd Apatow: ‘What Harvey Weinstein did was abhorrent. He admits he did it. Why should anyone be silent in their disgust and support for his victims?’
Amber Tamblyn: ‘Heed the mantra and never forget: Women. Have. Nothing. To. Gain. And. Everything. To. Lose. By. Coming. Forward.’
Scott Derrickson: ‘I expect the Hollywood elite will remain largely silent about Weinstein. Me, I give zero f***s about any repercussions for condemning him.’
Brooklyn Decker: ‘We condemn “grab them by the p***y” and we condone this.’
Patricia Arquette: ‘If there is a way to cure yourself of being a predator than I hope Harvey learns what it is & shares it with the world. It’s an epidemic.’
Ryan Murphy: ‘In this society, most women have a Harvey Weinstein in their life. There is always a minefield you navigate when you’re a woman and go through the system of Hollywood. Sometimes you are lucky enough to have champions or people who aren’t interested in taking advantage of you, and sometimes you do not. I know my way around an Oscar-winning lady or two, and whenever he would come up in conversation, there was always this “ick” or “ugh” type of reaction. All of the women I spoke to would say that. All of them. I wondered what was up with that.’