Twitter says it has unlocked Rose McGowan’s account

FILE--  The actress Rose McGowan at a film screening Q&A in New York, July 23, 2015.  McGowan said on Oct. 12, 2017, in an Instagram post that her Twitter account had been temporarily suspended, following a tweet in which she accused the actor Ben Affleck of prior knowledge of Harvey WeinsteinÕs misconduct, including toward her.
Rose McGowan. –An Rong Xu/The New York Times

Twitter says that Rose McGowan’s account was suspended because of a tweet that included a phone number and has announced that the actress’s account is now unlocked.

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 suspension caused an enormous backlash on social media, with many criticizing Twitter for a move that would silence an alleged victim of sexual harassment by Harvey Weinstein on its service.

McGowan has been among the most vocal in Hollywood about sexual abuse in the industry.

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