Rose McGowan Arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance

Jenna Warner
November 16, 2017

On Tuesday, actress Rose McGowan responded to a warrant for her arrest on a charge of drug possession, and turned herself in to a magistrate's office in Loudoun County, Virginia.

Although, a spokesperson for the Loudoun County Commonwealth's Attorney's office told ET at the time that McGowan's arrest warrant was actually issued on February 1, and had been outstanding since then.

The 44-year-old handed herself in yesterday and was arrested and released on bail.

"She arrived in Washington, Dulles airport on a flight on January 20, 2017 and she left behind a personal item that was later picked up and reported to our police department by our employees".

Rose McGowan, the Harvey Weinstein accuser who is facing a drugs charge, could have had cocaine planted in her luggage, her lawyer has suggested.

Weinstein's representatives have rebuked claims, saying that "any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein".

Reports from The Daily Beast and TMZ have also claimed that Weinstein's former attorney, Lisa Bloom, actively investigated McGowan and her sexual history in an alleged attempt to discredit the actress prior to the scandal. She was charged with possession of a controlled substance.

She was released on a $5,000 unsecured bond, authorities told THR.

McGowan claimed that the warrant for her arrest was part of a conspiracy to silence her, in a tweet from October 30. There is a warrant out for my arrest in Virginia.

Speaking to The New Yorker, McGowan said she will "clearly plead not guilty". "I knew I was being followed and that I wasn't safe", McGowan said.

"She says he raped her during the 1997 Sundance Film Festival". She decided not to go to the airport to meet the detective and to leave the city on a bus with other marchers. "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".

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