Women boycott Twitter after Rose McGowan suspension

Women are boycotting Twitter on Friday to stand with victims of sexual assault.

The boycott comes in response to the social media site temporarily suspending the account of actress Rose McGowan following comments she made against movie producer Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual assault by McGowan and numerous other women.

Twitter explained Thursday that McGowan's account was temporarily banned from the website after she shared a private phone number in a tweet, not because of her tweets about sexual harassment in the film industry. 


Twitter has since reinstated McGowan's account after the rule-breaking tweet was removed. 

Model Chrissy Teigen first called for the boycott in a series of tweets late Thursday, saying the boycott was "to stand with the victims of sexual assault."

The boycott was taken up by women on Twiter, as well as a number of famous celebrities.

The move comes as a series of celebrities have come forward in the last week with accusations of sexual harassment and assault against Weinstein, with many using Twitter as the platform to share their stories.

Weinstein has denied the accusations of rape against him and has pledged to seek therapy. He was fired from The Weinstein Company, the film company he founded, on Monday over the allegations.