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Why Twitter Suspended Rose McGowan’s Account

Twitter explained Thursday that it suspended Rose McGowan’s account because she tweeted a private phone number.

Doing so violated the Twitter terms of service.

McGowan has been repeatedly tweeting about the decades-long accusations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.

“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,” Twitter wrote in a statement. (RELATED: Rose McGowan Calls Out Matt Damon Over Weinstein’s Sexual Harassment Allegations)

Rose McGowan attends the 100th Annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton on May 3, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

(Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

 

“The Tweet was removed and her account has been unlocked. We will be clearer about these policies and decisions in the future,” Twitter added.

Late Wednesday night, the “Charmed” actress posted a message on her Instagram account that features on her Twitter account were “temporarily limited.”

“TWITTER HAS SUSPENDED ME. THERE ARE POWERFUL FORCES AT WORK. BE MY VOICE. #ROSEARMY #whywomendontreport,” McGowan wrote.

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McGowan settled for an undisclosed amount of money for an incident with Weinstein in a hotel room in 1997.