Twitter Temporarily Locks Rose McGowan's Account

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Twitter Temporarily Locks Rose McGowan's Account

Rose McGowan was not happy with a certain social media platform. 

The Charmed actress—who has been actively tweeting about the Harvey Weinstein scandal—claimed that Twitter suspended her account. 

“TWITTER HAS SUSPENDED ME. THERE ARE POWERFUL FORCES AT WORK. BE MY VOICE. #ROSEARMY,” the actress posted on Instagram along with a picture of the notification she received from Twitter.

E! News learned that McGowan’s Twitter account was not actually suspended but rather temporarily locked, which it no longer is.  

Although a Twitter spokesperson initially told E! News “We don’t comment on individual accounts for privacy and security reasons,” an additional statement has been made:

“We have been in touch with Ms. McGowan’s team,” a Twitter spokesperson stated. “We want to explain that her account was temporarily locked because one of her Tweets included a private phone number, which violates of our Terms of Service. The Tweet was removed and her account has been unlocked. We will be clearer about these policies and decisions in the future.”

The spokesperson also stated, “Twitter is proud to empower and support the voices on our platform, especially those that speak truth to power. We stand with the brave women and men who use Twitter to share their stories, and will work hard every day to improve our processes to protect those voices.”

The notification McGowan received claimed her account “violated the Twitter Rules.” As a result, the social platform “temporality limited some of your account features.”

Which rules the actress supposedly violated, however, wasn’t immediately clear.

Ever since The New York Times published an exposé detailing decades of sexual misconduct allegations against Weinstein, McGowan (who was mentioned in the article) has been tweeting about the Weinstein Company and sexual harassment. For instance, she called for the resignation of the Weinstein Company board members and called out Matt Damon in regards to a Vulture piece that accused Damon and Russell Crowe of trying to dispel reports of Weinstein’s allegations for a 2004 article. 

Damon denied knowing of the allegations.

McGowan also tweeted to Ben Affleck and Casey Affleck, asking them “how’s your morning boys?” Ben released a statement saying he was “saddened” and “angry” over Weinstein’s allegations; however, the Batman v Superman actor also recently apologized to Hilarie Burton for an alleged incident of misconduct that happened on TRL in 2003. 

Casey settled two sexual harassment suits in 2010.

Published at Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:21:00 +0000

CMT Artists of the Year Special Set to Become Night of Hope and Healing With Jason Aldean and More

Country music is coming together to prove once again that there is power in songs.

E! News has learned this year’s “CMT Artists of the Year” special will be transformed into a night of hope and healing.

Chris Stapleton, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban and Luke Bryan are set to be honored at the eighth-annual special airing live from Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center.  

The changes follow the devastating hurricanes and mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas.

Andra Day and Little Big Town will help kick off the evening with a performance of “Rise Up.” They will later join Lee Ann Womack and Common for a rendition of “Stand Up For Something.”

“Given the devastation of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and the mass shootings in Las Vegas, we feel a commitment to our fans to address all of the tragedies not in one somber and solemn moment or segment, but rather devote the entire evening to uplifting the fans through high-spirited music,” said Frank Tanki, General Manager of CMT and TV Land. “Both ‘Rise Up’ and ‘Stand Up for Something’ are inspirational anthems that perfectly sum the message for the evening.”

Frank added, “The special has always been a place where artists from different genres can stand side-by-side, and now more than ever, we want to showcase the power of unity and resilience through music.”

This year’s ceremony will not include formal presentations of awards and speeches. Instead, honorees will deliver heartfelt messages directly to the fans.

Watch it all unfold when the 90-minute special airs Wednesday, October 18 at 8 p.m. on CMT.

Published at Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:15:00 +0000