Twitter temporarily suspended Rose McGowan’s account after her reaction to Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault claims.
Gabrielle Union and Kerry Washington are not here for it and they are supporting today’s day-long #WomenBoycottTwitter protest in support of women whose voices have been silenced.
“Starts now,” Scandal‘s Kerry Washington tweeted before going off the Twitter grid on Friday morning. Elizabeth Banks, too, noted she’s “taking a mental health break from Twitter,” while Gabrielle Union declared, “Let’s go.”
Starts now. pic.twitter.com/wlCu3ro32C
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) October 13, 2017
Let's go. Join us https://t.co/pW7WGr4MRr
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) October 13, 2017
— Gina Rodriguez (@HereIsGina) October 13, 2017
Twitter says the situation with McGowan was not due to her comments regarding Harvey Weinstein, but, because “one of her Tweets included a private phone number,” which violates the platform’s Terms of Service. The actress returned to Twitter after her 12-hour suspension with claims that Harvey Weinstein raped her, clarifying previous statements that she had been sexually assaulted by an unnamed studio head.