Rose McGowan Indicted for Cocaine Possession; Could Face Ten Years in Jail

Former actress, and anti-Harvey Weinstein/sexual harassment activist, Rose McGowan, was indicted on Monday by a grand jury after cocaine was found in her wallet on a flight to Washington Dulles International Airport on January 20th , 2017.  Rose McGowan denied having any knowledge of the cocaine found and insists that it was placed there in order to discredit her, amidst her speaking out against disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein.

Rose McGowan has been one of the leading voices against film producer Harvey Weinstein, after she said that she was raped by him. Now the court case is yet to set a date, but Rose’s mugshot has already been taken and it is known that she will plead “not guilty” to the charges.

Actress Rose McGowan surrendered to Airports Authority Police on charges of possession of a controlled substance on Jan 20th, 2017. Credit: Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office via AP.

Funnily enough, the cocaine was found after Rose McGowan had departed the aircraft and forgotten some of her personal belongings on the plane, which was later picked up by flight staff.

Since the arrest, Rose McGowan has been out on $5,000 bail, and insists that she has been set up for the crime of possessing cocaine. She has been indicted on one count of possession of controlled substance by Loudoun County, Virginia, and could face ten years in prison if found guilty.

Rose McGowan, 44, believes that her wallet was stolen whilst aboard the flight when she went to the bathroom, drugs were planted inside it, and left behind for authorities to find.

Her lawyer stated in a memorandum after the incident, “‘Depending on when and where the wallet was lost, individuals other than Ms. McGowan had access to the wallet for somewhere between approximately 5 hours 40 minutes and more than 11 hours.”

Rose McGowan said she never took the wallet out of her backpack and that she left the bag unattended only once.

“I had it in the side pocket of my backpack, and I left it on my seat as I went to the bathroom.”

Furthermore, to plead her case Rose McGowan insisted that cocaine isn’t even her drug of choice, stating, “‘I own stock in a marijuana company, so that’s my jam.”

“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.”

Rose McGowan will plead “not guilty” and in October after her arrest warrant was announced, she blamed Harvey Winestein for attempting to silence her, after she had previously accused him of rape and sexual assault. After the warrant was announced, Rose tweeted the following:

Credit: RoseMcGowan

Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer denied the allegations of planting the drugs in her wallet, and detectives investigating the drug charges have rejected her claims that Mr. Weinstein had the drugs planted in her belongings.

Ben Brafman, attorney of Weinstein, said on Monday, “Falsely accusing Mr. Weinstein of committing a crime is something McGowan has in our opinion done before and people must take note of her indictment and more importantly, her cavalier habit of falsely accusing Mr. Weinstein of criminal conduct he vigorously denies.”

In March, McGowan’s attorney filed for the cocaine possession to be dismissed, but a Virginia judge ruled against her.

Credit: RoseMcGowan

In 1997, McGowan accepted a $100,000 cash settlement from Weinstein after accusing him of raping her at the Sundance Film Festival that year. Rose claims she was unaware that there was a NDA in the contract of that settlement until this year. 

Dozens of women have come out and accused Harvey Weinstein of rape and sexual misconduct, plus McGowan’s attorney, Jessica Carmichael, substantiated in court papers filed, which illustrated how Harvey Weinstein employed a surveillance task force of spies to silence his victims.

Rose McGowan was one of their targets, with Carmichael stating, “It is now public knowledge that Weinstein employed underhanded tactics to ‘silence’ his victims.”

Private investigators were trailing Rose McGowan, to which Carmichael said, “There is simply no point in time at which the evidence places Ms. McGowan and the cocaine together in the same place.”

Harvey Weinstein was recently arrested on two other rape and sexual misconduct charges, and posted $1 million bail to be released, pending a future court case.

During ‘Operation Parachute’ in October 2016, Weinstein’s intelligence team snooped on actresses, designers Kenneth Cole and amfAR to try to prove that he was the victim of a smear campaign. 

In July of 2017, Harvey Weinstein signed another contract with Black Cube, a London and Israel based ex-Mossad spy operatives agency, that sought to collect information on any of Harvey’s accusers in order to discredit them.

Earlier that year, one of the Black Cube agents posed as a women’s rights activist to meet with McGowan and her agent, and persuaded her to give her a copy of her memoirs, which included the information she had intended to use against Harvey Weinstein.

With a date for the court case still to be set, the question remains, will Rose McGowan walk free, or face consequences despite her claims that the drugs were planted in her possessions? Only time will tell… Still, a ten year sentence seems harsh!

 

Story by The Narrator

Featured Photo Credit : Getty Images

 

Rose McGowan and Harvey Weinstein pictured in 2007, ten years after she was raped at the Sundance Film Festival. Credit: WireImage for Rogers & Cowan

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