Rose McGowan: Arrest warrant issued for actress at centre of Harvey Weinstein storm

Hollywood star sought by law enforcement on narcotics charge - days after fellow abuse whistleblower Corey Feldman picked up for marijuana

Jacob Stolworthy@Jacob_Stol
Tuesday 31 October 2017 07:08
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Rose McGowan: Arrest warrant issued for actress over drug possession

An arrest warrant has been obtained for actress Rose McGowan for possession of a controlled substance.

It stems from a police investigation of personal belongings left behind on a United flight arriving at Washington Dulles International Airport on 20 January.

Police say the items tested positive for narcotics. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police Department obtained the warrant on 1 February with spokesman Rob Yingling telling Deadline that investigators believe the personal belongings to be McGowan's.

“Our police have attempted to contact Ms. McGowan so that she can appear in a Loudoun County Virginia court to respond to the charge,” Yingling said.

Police say they have attempted to contact McGowan so she can appear in a Virginia court. The warrant has been entered into a national law enforcement database.

McGowan has been one of the leading voices against sexual harassment in Hollywood in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal. The actress herself brought news of the warrant to light on social media, claiming it's part of a conspiracy to silence her allegations of rape against the disgraced film producer.

“Are they trying to silence me?," she wrote on a Tweet posted on Monday (30 October).

Weinstein faces more than 50 allegations of sexual misconduct or assault and has "unequivocally" denieed all accusations of non-consensual sex.

AP

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