Rose McGowan indicted on charge of cocaine possession

BY SAMANTHA COSTANZO
Posted on FEB 13, 2019

Rose McGowan, a vocal opponent of Harvey Weinstein and fierce advocate for his victims.

Rose McGowan, a vocal opponent of Harvey Weinstein and fierce advocate for his victims, was indicted by a Virginia grand jury on one felony count of cocaine possession, theLos Angeles Timesreported.

McGowan was arrested last fall on a months-old charge related to the case.
A wallet that McGowan had accidentally left behind on a United Airlines flight to Dulles International Airport in January 2017 was found to contain cocaine. McGowan turned herself in to police in November after a warrant for her arrest was issued and pleaded not guilty on the charge before being released on $5,000 bail.

"Rose steadfastly maintains her innocence," said Jose Baez, McGowan's attorney, to TMZ. "These charges would have never been brought if it weren't for her activism as a voice for women everywhere."

In a statement to the court, McGowan accused associates of Harvey Weinstein of planting two bags of cocaine in her wallet before she got off the flight to Washington, DC, where she attended the Women's March on Washington in January.

A trial date will be set on Tuesday, and McGowan faces up to 12 months in prison and up to a $2,500 fine if she is convicted

 

 

Comments