Ac­tress tweeted: ‘HW raped me’

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ROSE Mc­Gowan — one of the first women to ac­cuse Har­vey We­in­stein of sex­ual ha­rass­ment — tweeted: “HW raped me”.

The 44-year-old ac­tress made a se­ries of claims in sev­eral tweets to Ama­zon chief ex­ec­u­tive and founder Jeff Be­zos.

She wrote: “I told the head of your stu­dio that HW raped me.

“Over & over I said it. He said it hadn’t been proven. I said I was the proof.”

The ac­tress also claimed the stu­dio had won a “dirty Os­car” and added: “I love @ama­zon but there is rot in Hol­ly­wood.”

We­in­stein’s spokes­woman Sal­lie Hofmeis­ter said: “Any al­le­ga­tions of non­con­sen­sual sex are un­equiv­o­cally de­nied by Mr. We­in­stein.”

Three wo­man had pre­vi­ously ac­cused We­in­stein of rape in an ar­ti­cle in the New Yorker, claims he also de­nied. Ama­zon said stu­dio head Roy Price had been put on leave of ab­sence “ef­fec­tive im­me­di­ately” and said it was “re­view­ing our op­tions for the projects we have with The We­in­stein Co”.

Mc­Gowan shared a num­ber of t weets yes­ter­day urg­ing those who had been “hurt and si­lenced” to speak out, us­ing the hash­tag #Rosearmy.

In an in­ter­view, given months be­fore the We­in­stein scan­dal erupted, Mc­Gowan said there would be a “day of reck­on­ing com­ing” for Hol­ly­wood.

The ac­tress, best known for the Scream films and TV se­ries Charmed, said “Hol­ly­wood acts as a mafia” but added she was “not afraid” of reprisals.

She re­vealed yes­ter­day that her Twit­ter ac­count had been sus­pended.

She told her fol­low­ers on In­sta­gram: “Twit­ter has sus­pended me. “There are pow­er­ful forces at work. “Be my voice. #Rosearmy.” She posted a no­tice, ap­par­ently from Twit­ter, with the words: “We have de­ter­mined that this ac­count vi­o­lated the Twit­ter rules . . .

“Your ac­count will be re­stored to full func­tion­al­ity in 12 hours”

A spokesman for Twit­ter said: “We don’t com­ment on in­di­vid­ual ac­counts for pri­vacy and se­cu­rity rea­sons.”

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