Rose McGowan Accuses Amazon, Jeff Bezos Of Weinstein Rape Coverup

By / October 12, 2017

Less than a week after it first hit, the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal fallout has spread across multiple Hollywood circles, and moments ago it appears to have dragged in none other than Amazon CEO, and the world’s 2nd richest man, Jeff Bezos.

In a series of tweets on Thursday afternoon, Rose McGowan, one of the at least 20 women who have accused Weinstein of sexual assault, and who was locked out of twitter overnight after attacking Ben Affleck, accused the Batman star of lying about his knowledge of Weinstein’s alleged sexual assaults of women, dragged Jeff Bezos into the Weinstein scandal, tweeting that “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.”

McGowan also accused Amazon of winning “a dirty Oscar” by working with accused rapist Harvey Weinstein, despite being warned of accusations against him. Amazon executives, McGowan claimed, did nothing when McGowan warned them about Weinstein. McGowan is one of several women to have settled with Weinstein. “I forcefully begged studio head to do the right thing. I was ignored,” she wrote. “Deal was done. Amazon won a dirty Oscar.”

Her full tweets:

  • 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.
  • I had already sold a script I wrote to your studio, it was in development. When I heard a Weinstein bailout was in the works
  • I forcefully begged studio head to do the right thing. I was ignored. Deal was done. Amazon won a dirty Oscar.
  • I called my attorney & said I want to get my script back, but before I could, #2 @amazonstudios called to say my show was dead
  • I am calling on you to stop funding rapists, alleged pedos and sexual harassers. I love @amazon but there is rot in Hollywood
  • Be the change you want to see in the world. Stand with truth. #ROSEARMY #Amazon

Here are her tweets (and a snapshot) just in case @Jack decides to suspend her account again.

Separately, earlier on Thursday, twitter provided an explanation for why it had suspended McGowan’s twitter account:

We have been in touch with Ms. McGowan’s team. We want to explain that her account was temporarily locked because one of her Tweets included a private phone number, which violates our Terms of Service.  The Tweet was removed and her account has been unlocked. We will be clearer about these policies and decisions in the future.  Twitter is proud to empower and support the voices on our platform, especially those that speak truth to power. We stand with the brave women and men who use Twitter to share their stories, and will work hard every day to improve our processes to protect those voices.

We now await Bezos’ response.

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