Rose McGowan's Twitter account restored after celebs speak out

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Rose McGowan's Twitter account has been restored, with the social media company explaining why it was suspended in the first place.

In a statement, Twitter said Thursday it was a tweet by McGowan with a personal phone number that violated its service terms. The company said it will "be clearer about these policies and decisions in the future."


McGowan's account was initially suspended after days of speaking out against sexual misconduct in light of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

"TWITTER HAS SUSPENDED ME. THERE ARE POWERFUL FORCES AT WORK. BE MY VOICE. #ROSEARMY," the 44-year-old actress posted on Instagram, with a screenshot of Twitter's notification that her account had violated the rules.

New York Times' initial expose on Harvey Weinstein reported the movie mogul reached a $100,000 settlement with Rose in 1997, after an "episode in a hotel room." The settlement was "not to be construed as an admission," but was intended to "avoid litigation and buy peace."
 

TWITTER HAS SUSPENDED ME. THERE ARE POWERFUL FORCES AT WORK. BE MY VOICE. #ROSEARMY #whywomendontreport

A post shared by Rose McGowan (@rosemcgowan) on


Since the explosive reports surfaced, Rose called out designer Donna Karan as "scum in a fancy dress" for initially defending Weinstein, and told Ben Affleck to "f*ck off" when he posted his reaction condemning Weinstein on Twitter, and accusing him of knowing about the misconduct in the past.

Celebs took to Twitter to blast the social media site for banning the outspoken star from posting, and demanding to know what rules she violated.
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