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Rose McGowan Claims in a New Series of Tweets That Harvey Weinstein Raped Her

Following her brief suspension from Twitter for tweets about the Harvey Weinstein scandal, actress Rose McGowan has returned to the social media site with claims that Weinstein raped her.

PEOPLE reports that once her suspension was lifted, McGowan alleged she was raped in tweets addressed to Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. “I told the head of your studio that [Harvey Weinstein] raped me,” she wrote in her first message. “Over and over I said. He said it hasn’t been proven. I said I was proof.”

McGowan told Bezos that she had sold a script to Amazon Studios, but after sharing about her connection to Weinstein, the company planned to ignore her warnings about him. McGowan suggested in tweets that telling this story to the head of Amazon Studios led to the end of her deal with the company.

“I called my attorney and said I want to get my script back, but before I could, [Amazon] called to say my show was dead,” she said. “I am calling on you to stop funding rapists, alleged pedos and sexual harassers…Be the change you want to see in the world. Stand with truth.”

McGowan has been vocal about Weinstein’s history of sexual harassment since the New York Times‘ initial report revealed that she was part of a 1997 settlement addressing Weinstein’s hotel room encounter with an executive producer. She has come forward about her past with Weinstein alongside several other actresses, including Cara Delevingne, Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow.

McGowan also retweeted a message promoting women’s all-day boycott of Twitter this Friday. #WomenBoycottTwitter has been organized “in protest of women’s voices being silenced.” 

Props to McGowan for helping to lead this fight against sexual harassment in the film industry. It’s clear that she won’t let anything keep her silent. 

Kristen Perrone is a Siena College Class of 2018 alumna. She studied English during her time at Siena.