In a series of tweets posted on Thursday, which were aimed at Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, the “Charmed” actress said, “I told the head of your studio that HW raped me. Over & over I said it.”
According to a New York Times report published last week, McGowan received a $100,000 settlement from Weinstein in 1997 after “an episode in a hotel room during the Sundance Film Festival.”
The 44-year-old actress declined to comment for the Times (some speculated she kept quiet because her settlement may have involved a non-disclosure agreement), but it didn’t stop her from alluding to the incident in 2016.
She has also been particularly vocal on Twitter ever since the Times report on Weinstein was published.
In the past week, McGowan has repeatedly called out Weinstein’s supporters and petitioned to dissolve The Weinstein Company board. She’s been making so much noise on Twitter, in fact, that some believe her account’s brief suspension on Thursday was due to her many accusations. (Twitter said her account was suspended because she posted someone’s phone number).
In response to McGowan’s suspension, Kelly Ellis, a software engineer, called for a boycott on Twitter.
Many stood in solidarity with McGowan.
It doesn’t seem like McGowan will be silenced any longer.