A warrant has been issued for actor Rose McGowan’s arrest after traces of narcotics were found on belongings she left behind in an airport back in January. McGowan has been of the most vocal Harvey Weinstein accusers. She previously alleged that the disgraced media mogul raped her in 1997 and that one of Weinstein’s associates offered her $1 million in hush money. She was also named in an article by The New York Times as one of the women who settled a sexual harassment suit against Weinstein.
According to Deadline Hollywood, the belongings were left behind at Washington Dulles International Airport after McGowan arrived on a flight from Los Angeles.
“Are they trying to silence me?” McGowan tweeted on Tuesday about the warrant. “What a load of horsesh**.”
According to Rob Yingling, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police Department, McGowan now faces felony charges.
“Her personal belongings that were left behind from a flight arriving on Jan. 20 tested positive for narcotics,” he said. “Our police have attempted to contact Ms. McGowan so that she can appear in a Loudoun County Virginia court to respond to the charge.”
The Associated Press reports that the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police Department obtained the warrant back in February. It is unclear when McGowan found out about the warrant. According to multiple reports, the warrant has been entered into a national law enforcement database.
McGowan is one of the leading voices speaking out against sexual assault and misconduct in the film industry. On Friday, she spoke at the Women's Convention rally in Detroit, according to NBC News.
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