Rose McGowan may have had drugs planted in her belongings, says lawyer

Henrietta Brewer
November 16, 2017

Rose McGowan has maintained her innocence after turning herself in to authorities in Virginia Tuesday and was arrested for a felony possession of a controlled substance.

The "Grindhouse" actor was arrested and later released on a bond of United States dollars 5,000, reported Variety.

According to Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority police, the charge stemmed from a police investigation of personal belongings that allegedly tested positive for narcotics and were left behind on a flight on January 20.

Police claim that when it was discovered by cleaning staff after the flight had landed, there were two small bags of cocaine inside.

Over the last several weeks, McGowan has become a leading voice against embattled movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of a range of sexual misconduct, from harassment to rape, by more than 80 women.

McGowan and her lawyer, Jim Hundley, told The New Yorker that cocaine found in McGowan's wallet could have been planted.

Her attorney, James W. Hudley, filed a motion on her behalf waiving her appearance, saying she has no prior criminal record and has never failed to appear for a hearing. She wondered if Weinstein sent private investigators to follow her and as such went straight home after the march on a bus with fellow protesters.

Hundley said he had no comment to make to reporters as he left court. I have been maligned, and you know what?

In an attempt to plead her case, she said cocaine would not have been her drug of choice for the historic march.

According to The New Yorker, an anonymous source associated with the Weinstein Company said that Weinstein privately discussed leaking the story of McGowan's arrest warrant in September.

"Imagining I'm going into sisterly solidarity, I can think of nothing more opposed to that, energetically, that I would want in my body at that moment", she explained, referring to cocaine. The article makes a connection between McGowan's airport experience and tweets she made months before the incidence about being raped by a then unnamed "studio head".

McGowan said she plans on fighting the charges.

The 44-year-old handed herself into police in nearby Loudoun County, Virginia, on Tuesday after an arrest warrant was issued.

Law enforcement officials in New York, Los Angeles, London and Paris are investigating whether the mountainous claims against Weinstein to determine whether or not he should face charges.

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