Terry Crews, who just this week revealed his own experience with sexual harassment in the industry, was one of many men boycotting in solidarity, as well. She announced on Instagram last night that she had been suspended from Twitter for 12 hours. Teen Vogue has reached out to Twitter for further comment; this post will be updated with their response.
Advertising consultant Cindy Gallop, founder of the U.S. division of advertising firm Bartie Bogle Hegarty, is leading calls for a day long Twitter boycott led by women until midnight tonight in a show of solidarity with actress Rose McGowan - who was handed a 12-hour suspension for tweeting a private phone number.
Today, some women are forsaking Twitter in protest of the McGowan suspension; before signing off, they've used the hashtag #WomenBoycottTwitter.
Joining the list of other actresses such as Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rose McGowan also accused Harvey of sexual harassment. She was suspended from sending tweets, retweets and liking messages, though her account remained visible to users. Quite a few Twitter users noticed the company seems to have an exceptionally arbitrary and unclear policy on suspending accounts.
On its website, Twitter notes that it may temporarily lock accounts engaging in "abusive behavior" on the platform. The company added that it is now in touch with McGowan.
Her account was reinstated on Thursday, and Twitter chiefs claimed she was suspended for tweeting a private phone number, but users were still outraged.
Actress Alyssa Milano, who starred alongside Rose McGowan in the TV series Charmed, said that she would be refraining from tweeting for the first time in a decade.
At the time the truncated social platform insisted that "Twitter is proud to empower and support the voices on our platform, especially those that speak truth to power".