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Posted: June 12, 2018

Rose McGowan indicted on cocaine charges in Virginia


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By Lauren Padgett, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. —

Rose McGowan has been indicted on one felony count of cocaine possession by a grand jury in Virginia.

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Actress Rose McGowan has been indicted on one felony count of cocaine possession by a grand jury in Virginia.

According to police, cocaine was found in a wallet that McGowan left behind on a plane last year on a United flight arriving at the Washington Dulles International Airport in January 2017 on her way to the Women’s March in Washington, D.C., according to The New Yorker.

A felony warrant was issued for her arrest. 

The 44-year-old activist and actress surrendered to police in Loudoun County, Virginia on Monday. 

She has pleaded not guilty and was released on $5,000 bond. 

McGowan said the cocaine wasn’t hers and suggested in court papers that the drugs were planted on her on behalf of former movie producer Harvey Weinstein, according to The Associated Press

McGowan was among the first to accuse Weinstein of sexual assault and has been a vocal advocate of the #metoo movement.

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Weinstein attorney Ben Brafman called the allegation “ludicrous” and said that police have “categorically rejected” the claim, TMZ reports

McGowan’s attorney, Jose Baez, told People Magazine: “Rose steadfastly maintains her innocence. These charges would have never been brought if it weren’t for her activism as a voice for women everywhere.”

“I assure you,” he continued, “this selective prosecution will be met with a strong defense.”

If found guilty, McGowan could face up to a year behind bars. 


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