We have been in touch with Ms. McGowan's team.
It then states the countdown will begin once she deletes the tweets that violated the rules - however it is unclear which tweet violated the rules.
Others on Twitter quickly rushed to her defense, noting how, more often than not, accounts that threaten even physical violence are allowed to stay.
McGowan has called out the likes of Bob Weinstein, Harvey's brother and co-founder, Ben Affleck, and the rest of the board, whom she says all knew of the accusations levelled against Weinstein. A spokesperson told The Register that McGowan's account had been "temporarily locked" because she had included a private phone number in one of her tweets. Attached was an image of a portion of an email that offered to set up a meeting with Bob, presumably Bob Weinstein from context, at a hotel in the early evening.
We have been unable to determine whether McGowan did tweet a phone number. It additionally stated that McGowan's account would be reinstated after 12 hours, which could be hastened by deleting the offending tweets.
MacFarlane has now revealed the joke stemmed from "Ted" actress Jessica Barth telling him privately that she had been victimized by Weinstein.
Twitter has always been criticized for its approach that it says supports free speech but which critics say only amplifies bullying, aggression and borderline illegal threats. This is the account you suspend but not Trump who threatened to wipe out another country? "Twitter is a toilet and I don't want to be complicit anymore", Linehan tweeted.
Actress Rose McGowan's Twitter account was suspended Wednesday after she continued to lash out at former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and others in the entertainment industry. McGowan accused him of lying, suggesting they had spoken in the past about Weinstein's actions. McGowan declined to comment for that story and she did not immediately respond to the Guardian's request for comment on Thursday.