An Arrest Warrant Has Been Issued for Rose McGowan Over a Drug Charge
It’s been a very tumultuous time for Rose McGowan, who has been one of the leading voices in the public fight against Harvey Weinstein. Now, she could be facing legal troubles. The Associated Press reports that there is a warrant out for the actress and activist’s arrest for a drug charge dating back to early 2017.
The warrant, obtained by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police Department, was issued on Feb. 1 and is for felony possession of a controlled substance.
AP reports that police allegedly found traces of narcotics in personal belongings that were left behind on a United Airlines flight arriving at the Washington Dulles International Airport on January 20, on the day before the Women’s March on Washington. Police say they have attempted to contact McGowan to appear in Virginia court.
Are they trying to silence me? There is a warrant out for my arrest in Virginia. What a load of HORSESHIT.
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 30, 2017
Though it’s not clear when McGowan became aware of the warrant, she tweeted about it on Monday, calling it “horses–t,” and asking, “Are they trying to silence me?”
The outspoken activist also retweeted a writer suggesting that the warrant would not have surfaced had McGowan taken a reported million-dollar hush-money payout that was allegedly offered to her before the Weinstein exposé first ran in the New York Times in early October. McGowan said the suggestion was a “Fact.”
When Twitter suspended the actress’ account for tweeting a personal phone number earlier in October, she suggested at the time that it was actually due to “powerful forces at work.” Many women boycotted the platform for a day in support of McGowan and in protest of women’s voices being silenced.
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