Rose McGowan Twitter account suspended Weinstein tweets

  • Rose McGowan's Twitter account was suspended late Wednesday
  • The actress, who says she was assaulted by Harvey Weinstein in 1997, has tweeted through the week hitting out at Ben Affleck, Weinstein and others
  • McGowan used the word 'rapist' in a tweet without directly addressing Weinstein
  • She also tweeted 'Ben Affleck f*** off' and called Bob Weinstein a 'POS'
  • It was unclear which of McGowan's tweets got her suspended but the notification she received said she had 'violated the Twitter Rules'
  • She also said of the suspension that there are 'powerful forces at work'  
  • McGowan claims Affleck knew about her alleged 1997 assault by Weinstein 

By Jessica Finn For Dailymail.com

Published: 02:01 EDT, 12 October 2017 | Updated: 02:32 EDT, 12 October 2017

Rose McGowan was suspended from Twitter Wednesday night after several days of hitting out against the likes of Harvey Weinstein, his brother Bob Weinstein and Ben Affleck.

McGowan, who was allegedly assaulted by Weinstein in 1997 had been crusading against silence over Weinstein's grim past on Twitter. However she took to Instagram to share 'Twitter has suspended me. There are powerful forces at work. Be my voice.'

She also shared a screen grab of Twitter's suspended account notification, which says 'We've determined that this account violated the Twitter Rules.' The message also suggests she 'Delete the Tweets that violate our rules.'  

She tweeted telling Affleck to 'F*** off,' and called him a liar after he denounced Weinstein on Tuesday. She also tweeted 'Now I am allowed to say rapist,' without mentioning Weinstein specifically.

Ben Affleck, Harvey Weinstein
Ben Affleck, Harvey Weinstein
McGowan spent the week lashing out at Harvey Weinstein, his brother Bob Weinstein as well as Ben Affleck, but then her Twitter account was suddenly suspend Wednesday night
McGowan spent the week lashing out at Harvey Weinstein, his brother Bob Weinstein as well as Ben Affleck, but then her Twitter account was suddenly suspend Wednesday night

McGowan spent the week lashing out at Harvey Weinstein, his brother Bob Weinstein as well as Ben Affleck, but then her Twitter account was suddenly suspend Wednesday night 

Rose McGowan took to Instagram to say her Twitter account had been suspended Wednesday night
Rose McGowan took to Instagram to say her Twitter account had been suspended Wednesday night

Rose McGowan took to Instagram to say her Twitter account had been suspended Wednesday night

Was it this one? She tweeted 'Now am I allowed to say rapist' she doesn't address Weinstein directly, but is replying to Bourdain who does
Was it this one? She tweeted 'Now am I allowed to say rapist' she doesn't address Weinstein directly, but is replying to Bourdain who does

Was it this one? She tweeted 'Now am I allowed to say rapist' she doesn't address Weinstein directly, but is replying to Bourdain who does

Or was it this one? Cursing on Twitter is rampant so it's hard to decipher just which tweet got McGowan in hot water
Or was it this one? Cursing on Twitter is rampant so it's hard to decipher just which tweet got McGowan in hot water

Or was it this one? Cursing on Twitter is rampant so it's hard to decipher just which tweet got McGowan in hot water

She didn't actually curse here, when she called Bob Weinstein a POS but its unclear where this note is from 
She didn't actually curse here, when she called Bob Weinstein a POS but its unclear where this note is from 

She didn't actually curse here, when she called Bob Weinstein a POS but its unclear where this note is from 

Lord's name in vain an issue for Twitter perhaps: Affleck had implied that he had only just learned of the Weinstein claims, McGowan said she'd told him after her alleged 1997 assault and that he was aware of previous allegations
Lord's name in vain an issue for Twitter perhaps: Affleck had implied that he had only just learned of the Weinstein claims, McGowan said she'd told him after her alleged 1997 assault and that he was aware of previous allegations

Lord's name in vain an issue for Twitter perhaps: Affleck had implied that he had only just learned of the Weinstein claims, McGowan said she'd told him after her alleged 1997 assault and that he was aware of previous allegations

She tweeted 'Bob Weinstein is a POS. They allllll knew' on Wednesday. 

It was unclear which tweets from the actresses account would have violated Twitter's rules.  

Five days after the claims broke about the producer, who backed Affleck and Matt Damon's screenplay for Good Will Hunting, Affleck said that he was 'saddened and angry' over the claims.

He also said that 'The additional allegations of assault that I read this morning made me sick,' and that he wants to see more support for women in the media.

But McGowan, who was allegedly assaulted by Weinstein in 1997 and has been crusading against silence over Weinstein's grim past, stuck out at his claims to obliviousness.

She tweeted: '@benaffleck "GODD*MNIT! I TOLD HIM TO STOP DOING THAT" you said that to my face. The press conf I was made to go to after assault. You lie.' 

It's not clear which press conference McGowan was referring to, but both she (left) and Affleck (center) appeared in the 1998 horror movie Phantoms (pictured), produced by Weinstein
It's not clear which press conference McGowan was referring to, but both she (left) and Affleck (center) appeared in the 1998 horror movie Phantoms (pictured), produced by Weinstein

It's not clear which press conference McGowan was referring to, but both she (left) and Affleck (center) appeared in the 1998 horror movie Phantoms (pictured), produced by Weinstein

She then tweeted a screengrab of her message onto her main timeline with the message: 'You want to play let's play #ROSEARMY.'

It's not clear which press conference she was referring to, but both McGowan and Affleck appeared in the 1998 movie Phantoms, which was executive-produced by Weinstein.

The horror flick premiered at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival, which is where McGowan's alleged assault took place.

McGowan (pictured at the MTV Awards in 1997, the year she said she was assaulted) has been vociferous in condemning those who have been silent about sexual abuse
McGowan (pictured at the MTV Awards in 1997, the year she said she was assaulted) has been vociferous in condemning those who have been silent about sexual abuse

McGowan (pictured at the MTV Awards in 1997, the year she said she was assaulted) has been vociferous in condemning those who have been silent about sexual abuse

Good Will Hunting premiered in December of that year; two of Affleckes preceding three films - Kevin Smith comedies Mallrats and Chasing Amy - were also backed by Weinstein.

In his statement, Affleck did not explicitly say that he was previously unaware of the claims made about Weinstein.

He wrote: 'I am saddened and angry that a man who I worked with used his position of power to intimidate, sexually harass and manipulate many women over decades.

'The additional allegations of assault that I read this morning made me sick. This is completely unacceptable, and I find myself asking what I can do to make sure this doesn’t happen to others. 

'We need to do better at protecting our sisters, friends, co-workers and daughters. We must support those who come forward, condemn this type of behavior when we see it and help ensure there are more women in positions of power.' 

But McGowan, angry at the stars' days of silence, initially reacted to the news with a simple 'Ben Affleck f*** off'.

McGowan had been prodding Affleck and Damon for days to make some kind of remark to the claims, and may have expected him to make some kind of denial.

On Monday, she tweeted: 'Ben Affleck Casey Affleck, how's your morning boys?'

Casey Affleck has also been accused of sexual harassment.

Affleck only made the remarks after five days of widespread condemnation of Weinstein - and after being asked repeatedly for comment by DailyMail.com
Affleck only made the remarks after five days of widespread condemnation of Weinstein - and after being asked repeatedly for comment by DailyMail.com

Affleck only made the remarks after five days of widespread condemnation of Weinstein - and after being asked repeatedly for comment by DailyMail.com

McGowan posted a screenshot of her comment on her main Twitter timeline, saying 'You want to play let's play' - she had been prodding Affleck and Damon for days to comment
McGowan posted a screenshot of her comment on her main Twitter timeline, saying 'You want to play let's play' - she had been prodding Affleck and Damon for days to comment

McGowan posted a screenshot of her comment on her main Twitter timeline, saying 'You want to play let's play' - she had been prodding Affleck and Damon for days to comment

Affleck and co-star Matt Damon owe their careers to Weinstein after winning a best original screenplay Oscar back in 1998 for Good Will Hunting. 

The film, which they both starred in, was produced by The Weinstein Company. 

Affleck's statement came after he refused to respond to repeated requests for comment from Dailymail.com.  

It also came shortly before the New York Times published a story revealing both Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie were subjected to unwanted advances by the Hollywood heavyweight.

Affleck and Paltrow dated briefly in the late-90s. Paltrow was dating Brad Pitt around the time Weinstein made advances towards her.   

McGowan had also lashed out at Damon, calling him a 'spineless profiteer who stays silent' after it was alleged that he and Russell Crowe had helped kill a story about the mogul's harassment in 2004.

Damon (pictured with Weinstein in 1998, the year Good Will Hunting was released) spoke out just after Affleck did, claiming that he had no idea of the producer's actions
Damon (pictured with Weinstein in 1998, the year Good Will Hunting was released) spoke out just after Affleck did, claiming that he had no idea of the producer's actions

Damon (pictured with Weinstein in 1998, the year Good Will Hunting was released) spoke out just after Affleck did, claiming that he had no idea of the producer's actions

On Sunday, The Wrap's Susan Waxman said that in 2004 she was working on a story that claimed Fabrizio Lombardo, the former head of Miramax Italy was put on the payroll to procure women for Weinstein.

While she was working on the story, Waxman says the actors called her to vouch for Lombardo and the allegations about Weinstein were stripped out of the piece by her editors. Lombardo denied the claims at the time.

Damon broke his own silence shortly after Affleck, denying that accusation - and claiming he had never been aware of the movie mogul harassing women.

'Harvey had called me and said, they’re writing a story about Fabrizio, who I knew from The Talented Mr Ripley,' he said. 

'He had organized our premiere in Italy and so I knew him in a professional capacity and I'd had dinner at his house. 

'Harvey said, "Sharon Waxman is writing a story about Fabrizio and it’s really negative. Can you just call and tell her what your experience with Fabrizio was?" So I did, and that’s what I said to her,' Damon said. 

He says he had no idea the serious allegations Waxman was investigating. 

'For the record, I would never, ever, ever try to kill a story like that. I just wouldn’t do that. It’s not something I would do, for anybody,' Damon said. 

Waxman has since spoken out to say that she 'endorses' Damon's side of the story, tweeting Tuesday that he 'wasn't informed' on the sexual harassment allegations.  

In his Deadline interview, Damon spoke about the scandal further - saying in his years working with Weinstein, he never saw this side of him and after hearing the news he felt 'absolutely sick to my stomach'. 

McGowan has also called on the entire board at Weinstein Company to step down for being complicit in covering up the executive's actions.

Lashing out: Weinsten victim Rose McGowan responded to this by tweeting: 'Hey @Mattdamon what¿s it like to be a spineless profiteer who stays silent?'
Lashing out: Weinsten victim Rose McGowan responded to this by tweeting: 'Hey @Mattdamon what¿s it like to be a spineless profiteer who stays silent?'

Lashing out: Weinsten victim Rose McGowan responded to this by tweeting: 'Hey @Mattdamon what’s it like to be a spineless profiteer who stays silent?'

Looking for some goodwill: McGowan also acknowledged a few of Damon's similarly tongue-tied pals, tweeting: 'Ben Affleck Casey Affleck, how¿s your morning boys?'
Looking for some goodwill: McGowan also acknowledged a few of Damon's similarly tongue-tied pals, tweeting: 'Ben Affleck Casey Affleck, how¿s your morning boys?'

Looking for some goodwill: McGowan also acknowledged a few of Damon's similarly tongue-tied pals, tweeting: 'Ben Affleck Casey Affleck, how’s your morning boys?'

The new allegations that Affleck mentioned came in an article by The New Yorker on Tuesday that said Weinstein had previously raped three women, significantly intensifying the scandal surrounding the disgraced movie mogul.

Actress Asia Argento and a former aspiring actress named Lucia Evans went on the record to allege Weinstein forced himself on them sexually. A third woman spoke anonymously.

A representative for Weinstein vehemently denied the allegations in a statement to the magazine. 

Thirteen women said Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted them between 1990 and 2015, according to the New Yorker. 

The incidents described range from unwanted groping to forced sex. 

Some of those incidents overlap with the eight allegations of sexual harassment previously reported by The New York Times, all of which resulted in financial settlements. 

WEINSTEIN'S ACCUSERS 

Angelina Jolie said she had to turn down Weinstein's advances as a young actress
Angelina Jolie said she had to turn down Weinstein's advances as a young actress

Angelina Jolie said she had to turn down Weinstein's advances as a young actress

Gwyneth Paltrow: The star told the New York Times that Weinstein touched her and suggested having joint massages in the bedroom before she started shooting the 1996 film Emma. She said she told her then boyfriend Brad Pitt about the incident and he confronted the mogul.

Angelina Jolie: Jolie told the Times she had to turn down advances from Weinstein in 1998 and chose never to work with him again. She said she warned other women about him.

Louisette Geiss:  Actress was called to a late night meeting with Weinstein in 2008. He allegedly emerged in a bathrobe and told her he would green light her script if she watched him masterbate. She left the meeting.

Judith Godreche: The French actress says Weinstein tried to massage her and pull off her sweater after asking her up to his Cannes suite to see the view in 1996.

Dawn Dunning: Aspiring actress says she was called to a meeting about future film projects in 2003. When she arrived Weinstein presented her with three scripts for his next three movies which he would let her star in, only if she had three-way sex with him. She fled the hotel.

Tomi-Ann Roberts: Weinstein met her when she was serving tables as a college junior in 1984 and told her to meet him at his home. When she arrived, she says, he was naked in the bath and told her she would give a better audition if she was nude. She says she refused and left.

Asia Argento: The Italian actress has accused Weinstein of forcibly performing oral sex on her when she was 21. 'He terrified me, and he was big. It wouldn't stop. It was a nightmare.'  She said she went on to have consensual sex with him over the years that followed. She documented the alleged attack in her 2000 film Scarlet Diva.

Katherine Kendall: The Swingers actress was told Weinstein had to stop off in his apartment to pick something up after a screening in 1993. He changed into a bathrobe and told her to massage her. When she resisted she said the mogul returned naked and chased her.

Lucia Evans: The actress, formerly known as Lucia Stoller, claims Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex on him in 2004. Speaking to the New Yorker, she said that she suffered years of trauma after the incident which occurred in a 'casting meeting' in a Miramax office in Manhattan. He reportedly called her late at night after the incident.

Gwyneth Paltrow revealed that Weinstein attempted to get her into a hotel bedroom and massage her when she was 22
Gwyneth Paltrow revealed that Weinstein attempted to get her into a hotel bedroom and massage her when she was 22

Gwyneth Paltrow revealed that Weinstein attempted to get her into a hotel bedroom and massage her when she was 22

Mira Sorvino: The Mighty Aphrodite actress told the New Yorker that Weinstein tried to massage her in a hotel room at the 1995 Toronto International Film Festival. He then went to her home in the middle of the night but she called a male friend to protect her, she claimed. She said turning down the mogul adversely affected her career.

Rosanna Arquette:  The actress also said her career suffered after she rebuffed Weinstein's advances in the early 1990s. At a hotel meeting he tried to put her hand on his erect penis, she claims.

Rose McGowan: The actress, who made her breakthrough in 1996 in the Weinstein-produced slasher revival movie Scream, reportedly sued Weinstein after he assaulted her in 1997 at the Sundance Film Festival. She signed a non-disclosure agreement at the close of the suit and has only referred to him obliquely in social media since. On Sunday she referred to being abused by a 'monster' and has previously referred to being raped by a studio head.

Career suicide: Mira Sorvino revealed how her career nose-dived after she turned down Weinstein's advances 
Career suicide: Mira Sorvino revealed how her career nose-dived after she turned down Weinstein's advances 

Career suicide: Mira Sorvino revealed how her career nose-dived after she turned down Weinstein's advances 

Ashley Judd: Judd's film roles include the 1997 thriller Kiss the Girls - and says that during the filming of that movie Weinstein repeatedly asked her to watch him shower. She was one of the women who spoke out to The New York Times this week, saying: 'Women have been talking about Harvey amongst ourselves for a long time, and it's simply beyond time to have the conversation publicly.'

Emma De Caunes: French actress Emma de Caunes said that she met Weinstein in 2010, soon after he told her he had a script he was producing based on a book with a strong female character. Weinstein offered to show her the script, and asked her up to his hotel room, where he began to take a shower. He then emerged naked and with an erection, asking her to lay down with him on the bed and telling her that many had done so before. 'I was very petrified,' said de Caunes. 'But I didn’t want to show him that I was petrified, because I could feel that the more I was freaking out, the more he was excited.'

Zelda Perkins was 25 when, as an assistant of Weinstein's in London, she reportedly confronted the mogul for harassing her and 'several' other women; she later settled out of court
Zelda Perkins was 25 when, as an assistant of Weinstein's in London, she reportedly confronted the mogul for harassing her and 'several' other women; she later settled out of court

Zelda Perkins was 25 when, as an assistant of Weinstein's in London, she reportedly confronted the mogul for harassing her and 'several' other women; she later settled out of court

Lauren O'Connor: A former employee of The Weinstein Company, she told executives there in the fall of 2015 that there was 'a toxic environment for women at this company' after one of her colleagues told her that Weinstein had pressured her into massaging him while he was naked, the NYT said.

Ambra Battilana: An Italian actress and model, she told the NYT that in March 2015 Weinstein invited her to his New York office. There, she said, he asked if her breasts were real before grabbing them and putting his hands up her skirt. She reported the alleged incident to police, but they did not press charges. According to the NYT, Weinstein later paid her off.

Jessica Barth: Weintein reportedly pressured Barth, an actress, to give him a naked massage in the Peninsula Hotel from 2011 onwards.

Laura Madden: An ex-employee, she told the NYT that Weinstein had asked her to give him massages from 1991 onwards, while they were both in London and Dublin. 'It was so manipulative,' she told the NYT. 'You constantly question yourself - am I the one who is the problem?' Weinstein denied knowledge.

Emily Nestor: Nestor was a temporary employee of the Weinstein Company for just one day in 2014 when Weinstein approached her and offered to boost her career in exchange for sex, the NYT reported.

Zelda Perkins: An assistant of Weinstein's based in London in 1998; then 25, she reportedly confronted Weinstein after she and 'several' others were harassed and later settled out of court.

Elizabeth Karlsen, an Oscar-winning producer, said a female executive told her almost 30 years ago that she had found Weinstein naked in her bedroom in a Miramax-rented property
Elizabeth Karlsen, an Oscar-winning producer, said a female executive told her almost 30 years ago that she had found Weinstein naked in her bedroom in a Miramax-rented property

Elizabeth Karlsen, an Oscar-winning producer, said a female executive told her almost 30 years ago that she had found Weinstein naked in her bedroom in a Miramax-rented property

Elizabeth Karlsen: The Oscar-nominated producer of Carol and The Crying Game, among others, told The Hollywood Reporter on Sunday that almost 30 years ago, an unnamed young female executive who had worked at Miramax with Weinstein had found him naked in her bedroom one night. The exec was in a house rented by Miramax at the time to cut its overheads.

Liza Campbell: A freelance script reader, she told the UK's Sunday Times that Weinstein had summoned her to his hotel room in London before telling her to get in the bath with him.

Lauren Sivan: The former Fox news host said that Weinstein trapped her in a closed restaurant and masturbated in front of her to completion in 2007. He took her to a closed restaurant beneath a club she had visited and attempted to kiss her, then when she refused he cornered her and made her watch him touch himself, according to The Huffington Post.

Jessica Hynes: The British actress, best known for her roles in the Bridget Jones movies and for co-creating and co-writing the sitcom Spaced, said she was invited to audition for Weinstein when she was 19 - in a bikini. Hynes, formerly known as Jessica Stevenson, said she refused to wear the skimpy item - and lost the job.

Romola Garai: British actress Romola Garai said she felt "violated" following a meeting with Harvey Weinstein in his London hotel room when she was 18 in which he was in a bathrobe. Garai, best known for her role in "Atonement", said she had already been hired for a part but was told to audition privately with the Hollywood mogul because 'you had to be personally approved by him'. "Like every other woman in the industry, I've had an 'audition' with Harvey Weinstein," she told The Guardian. 'So I had to go to his hotel room in the Savoy and he answered the door in his bathrobe. I was only 18. I felt violated by it'.   

Unnamed assistant: Weinstein allegedly behaved inappropriately toward a woman employed as his assistant in 1990. The case was settled out of court.

Another unnamed assistant: In 2015, Weinstein reportedly pressured another assistant into giving him a naked massage in the Peninsula Hotel, where he is also said to have pressured Barth.

Unnamed Miramax employee: At one point in the early 1990s, a young woman is alleged to have suddenly left the company after an encounter with Weinstein. She also settled out of court.

Unnamed woman: A woman who did not wish to be named because she feared Weinstein's connections told The New York Times that the producer had summoned her to his hotel at an unknown date and raped her.

WHAT THE STARS ARE SAYING ABOUT WEINSTEIN 

Jennifer Lawrence  stated although she had not witnessed Weinstein's inappropriate acts herself, she still condemned the producer
Jennifer Lawrence  stated although she had not witnessed Weinstein's inappropriate acts herself, she still condemned the producer

Jennifer Lawrence stated although she had not witnessed Weinstein's inappropriate acts herself, she still condemned the producer

Matt Damon: 'As the father of four daughters, this is the kind of sexual predation that keeps me up at night. This is the great fear for all of us. I did five or six movies with Harvey. I never saw this. I feel horrible for these women and it’s wonderful they have this incredible courage and are standing up now. We can all feel this change that’s happening, which is necessary and overdue.' 

Ben Affleck: 'I am saddened and angry that a man who I worked with used his position of power to intimidate, sexually harass and manipulate many women over decades'

Nicole Kidman: 'As I've stated before publicly, I support and applaud all women and these women who speak out against any abuse and misuse of power - be it domestic violence or sexual harassment in the workforce. We need to eradicate this behavior.' 

George Clooney: 'I suppose the argument would be that it's not just about Hollywood, but about all of us - that every time you see someone using their power and influence to take advantage of someone without power and influence and you don't speak up, you're complicit.'

Jennifer Lawrence: 'I was deeply disturbed to hear the news about Harvey Weinstein's behavior. This kind of abuse is inexcusable and absolutely upsetting.' 

Kate Winslet: 'His behavior is without question disgraceful and appalling and very, very wrong. I had hoped that these kind of stories were just made up rumors, maybe we have all been naïve.'

Meryl Streep: 'The disgraceful news about Harvey Weinstein has appalled those of us whose work he championed, and those whose good and worthy causes he supported.' 

Kate Winslet said Weinstein's behavior was appalling and very wrong
Kate Winslet said Weinstein's behavior was appalling and very wrong

Kate Winslet said Weinstein's behavior was appalling and very wrong

Glenn Close: 'I'm angry, not just at him and the conspiracy of silence around his actions, but also that the "casting couch" phenomenon, so to speak, is still a reality in our business and in the world: the horrible pressure, the awful expectation put on a woman when a powerful, egotistical, entitled bully expects sexual favors in exchange for a job.'

Judi Dench: 'Whilst there is no doubt that Harvey Weinstein has helped and championed my film career for the past 20 years, I was completely unaware of these offences which are, of course, horrifying, and I offer my sympathy to those who have suffered, and wholehearted support to those who have spoken out.' 

Mark Ruffalo said it was a 'disgusting abuse of power'
Mark Ruffalo said it was a 'disgusting abuse of power'

Mark Ruffalo said it was a 'disgusting abuse of power'

Romola Garai: 'Like every other woman in the industry, I've had an "audition" with Harvey Weinstein. So I had to go to his hotel room in the Savoy and he answered the door in his bathrobe. I was only 18. I felt violated by it.'

Ashley Judd: 'Women have been talking about Harvey amongst ourselves for a long time, and it's simply beyond time to have the conversation publicly.' 

Mark Ruffalo: 'To be clear what Harvey Weinstein did was a disgusting abuse of power and horrible. I hope we are now seeing the beginning of the end of these abuses.' 

James Gunn: 'If even 1/10th of the stories about Harvey Weinstein are true (and I believe they are), then good f***ing riddance. That s***'s gotta stop.' 

Lena Dunham: 'Easy to think Weinstein company took swift action but this has actually been the slowest action because they always always knew.' 

Susan Sarandon: 'Huge respect for Ashley Judd and all the women who broke their silence for the article on Harvey Weinstein. Brave.'

Julianne Moore: 'Coming forward about sexual abuse and coercion is scary and women have nothing to be gained personally by doing so. But through their bravery we move forward as a culture, and I thank them. Stand with Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan and others.'

Jessica Chastain: 'I was warned from the beginning. The stories were everywhere. To deny that is to create an environment for it to happen again.' 

Jeff Bridges: 'I wish him the best struggling with his demons, but his behavior was terrible. And I wish him - just as being a fellow human being - we are all struggling with different things. And he can struggle with his and come out the other side.'  

Kevin Smith: 'He financed the first 14 years of my career - and now I know while I was profiting, others were in terrible pain. It makes me feel ashamed.'

Paul Feig: 'There is no excuse for monsters like Harvey Weinstein. It's up to all of us, men and women, to speak up against sexual harassment and abuse.' 

Michael Keaton: 'H Weinstein - yikes! Disgusting and creepy. So is "leader of the free world", by the way.'

Heather Graham is one of a number of actors to speak out against Weinstein
Heather Graham is one of a number of actors to speak out against Weinstein

Heather Graham is one of a number of actors to speak out against Weinstein

Emmy Rossum: 'The "old dinosaur" explanation doesn't cut it. Decades of using power to intimidate women for sexual gain is reprehensible and inexcusable.'

Heather Graham: 'Women speak out about sexual harassment and Harvey Weinstein gets fired. This is the best and most inspiring news story I have seen in a while.'

Judd Apatow: 'What Harvey Weinstein did was abhorrent. He admits he did it. Why should anyone be silent in their disgust and support for his victims?'

Amber Tamblyn: 'Heed the mantra and never forget: Women. Have. Nothing. To. Gain. And. Everything. To. Lose. By. Coming. Forward.'

Scott Derrickson: 'I expect the Hollywood elite will remain largely silent about Weinstein. Me, I give zero f***s about any repercussions for condemning him.'

Brooklyn Decker: 'We condemn "grab them by the p***y" and we condone this.' 

Patricia Arquette: 'If there is a way to cure yourself of being a predator than I hope Harvey learns what it is & shares it with the world. It's an epidemic.'

Ryan Murphy: 'In this society, most women have a Harvey Weinstein in their life. There is always a minefield you navigate when you're a woman and go through the system of Hollywood. Sometimes you are lucky enough to have champions or people who aren't interested in taking advantage of you, and sometimes you do not. I know my way around an Oscar-winning lady or two, and whenever he would come up in conversation, there was always this "ick" or "ugh" type of reaction. All of the women I spoke to would say that. All of them. I wondered what was up with that.'

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