Rose McGowan goes after Amazon and Jeff Bezos in latest tweets calling out abuses in Hollywood

Rose McGowan
Rose McGowan. (Instagram Photo / @rosemcgowan)

Rose McGowan regained access to her Twitter account on Thursday following a temporary suspension by the social media platform for violating its terms of service. The actress has been a leading voice in recent days in criticizing Harvey Weinstein and those who failed to speak out against the Hollywood producer’s past sexual abuse of women.

Thursday afternoon she used a series of tweets to go after Amazon and Jeff Bezos, calling on the CEO to “stop funding rapists” and “stand with truth.”

Last September, McGowan said she had sold a show to Amazon Studios that she wrote and planned to direct. Various reports said the show might deal with McGowan’s upbringing in the Children of God cult.

In a stream of five tweets Thursday, McGowan discussed informing the head of Amazon Studios (Roy Price) that Weinstein had raped her; that she wanted her script back; that her show had been killed; and more.

1) @jeffbezos I told the head of your studio that HW raped me. Over & over I said it. He said it hadn’t been proven. I said I was the proof.

— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 12, 2017

2) @jeffbezos I had already sold a script I wrote to your studio, it was in development. When I heard a Weinstein bailout was in the works

— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 12, 2017

3) @Jeffbezos I forcefully begged studio head to do the right thing. I was ignored. Deal was done. Amazon won a dirty Oscar.

— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 12, 2017

4) @jeffbezos I am calling on you to stop funding rapists, alleged pedos and sexual harassers. I love @amazon but there is rot in Hollywood

— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 12, 2017

5) @jeffbezos Be the change you want to see in the world. Stand with truth. #ROSEARMY #Amazon

— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 12, 2017

Price shared a picture of himself with McGowan last July, a couple months before reports of the show deal.

The studio chief himself had been the subject of an investigation by the company into allegations that he had made sexual remarks to a producer on the Amazon series “The Man in the High Castle.”

You come talking that trash we’ll pull your card. Tough face contest lost to @rosemcgowan #eazye #rosearmy

— Roy Price (@RoyPrice) July 15, 2016

McGowan used her Instagram account Wednesday night to show a message from Twitter informing her that @rosemcgowan was being locked for 12 hours because she had violated policy by including someone’s phone number in a post. The locking of the account caused McGowan to be unable to tweet, retweet or like other posts, but she retained the ability to browse her feed.


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By Thursday morning, after a barrage of users came to the defense of McGowan, Twitter unlocked the account, while explaining why it had done so in the first place.

We have been in touch with Ms. McGowan’s team. We want to explain that her account was temporarily locked because one of her Tweets included a private phone number, which violates our Terms of Service. 1/3

— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) October 12, 2017

McGowan, in a reference to tweets from President Trump threatening to wage nuclear war on North Korea, asked when such language would be a violation of the company’s terms of service.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted that his company needs to be “more transparent” to build trust.

👇🏼 thread. We need to be a lot more transparent in our actions in order to build trust.

— jack (@jack) October 12, 2017

McGowan reached a $100,000 settlement with Weinstein in 1997 for an incident in a hotel at the Sundance Film Festival. In the days after explosive reports in The New York Times and The New Yorker and elsewhere, other women have come forward to say they, too, were abused or raped by the longtime filmmaker.

McGowan has been blasting others in Hollywood, including actors Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, for failing to step up when they allegedly knew what was happening.

She’s calling for the board of The Weinstein Co. to be dissolved and calling out those who do business with the studio.

Now it’s time to look at who funds and airs his shows. What’s up @jeffbezos

— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 10, 2017

A report in Deadline on Wednesday said that Amazon was “reviewing options” for what to do about two new series connected to The Weinstein Co. that are destined for its streaming platform.