WomenBoycottTwitter movement gathers steam after Rose McGowan suspended

The hashtag was the No. 1 trending topic in the United States today.

The hashtag #WomenBoycottTwitter was the No. 1 trending topic in the United States into this morning as women, and men, pledged to go silent today.

"We have been in touch with Ms. McGowan's team," Twitter's statement read. "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.

Journalists Natalie Shure and Mikki Kendall said they had reported multiple times about their numbers being shared without Twitter acting.

After returning to Twitter, McGowan wrote in complaints directed at Amazon's Jeff Bezos, that "HW" raped her, an apparent reference to Weinstein. She confirmed she was referring to the co-founder of Miramax in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter Thursday afternoon. Amazon Studios has two projects produced by The Weinstein Co. now in development, and McGowan says she warned the head of Amazon Studios against getting involved with the company.

“We are reviewing our options for the projects we have with The Weinstein Co,” Amazon told The Hollywood Reporter this week.

Weinstein has denied any allegations of non-consensual sex. He was fired from his position with The Weinstein Co. earlier this week.

McGowan retweeted an account calling for the boycott -- and using the hashtag -- at 6:47 p.m. on Thursday.

The movement took off from there.

McGowan tweeted "At midnight we RISE" and quoted a tweet with the hashtag.

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