Actress Rose McGowan continues to make headlines. After learning a felony arrest warrant had been issued for her for drug possession, the “Charmed” star, who recently accused Harvey Weinstein of raping her, appeared to draw a connection between the two developments.
McGowan issued a tweet saying: “Are they trying to silence me? There is a warrant out for my arrest in Virginia. What a load of HORSESHIT.”
CNN quotes a statement from the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police Department saying: “On February 1, 2017, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police Department obtained an arrest warrant for Rose McGowan, an actress from Encino, California, for possession of a controlled substance. The felony charge stems from a police investigation of personal belongings that tested positive for narcotics and were left behind on United flight 653 arriving at Washington Dulles International Airport on January 20, 2017.”
The statement adds: “Since obtaining the warrant in February, Airports Authority police have attempted to contact Ms. McGowan so she can appear in a Loudoun County, Virginia, court to respond to the charge. The arrest warrant was also entered into a national law enforcement database.”
CNN notes: “McGowan has become one of Harvey Weinstein’s most high-profile accusers in one of Hollywood’s biggest scandals, which has found the mogul accused by more than 60 women of acts of harassment, sexual assault and rape. Weinstein, through his spokesperson, has denied ‘any allegations of non-consensual sex.'”
The report notes that McGowan delivered a speech Friday at a women’s convention in Detroit, where she discussed the Weinstein situation, telling the crowd she wanted “to be a voice for all of us who’ve been told we are nothing.”
McGowan reportedly told the gathering: “I have been silenced for 20 years. I have been slut shamed, I’ve been harassed, I’ve been maligned. And you know what, I’m just like you.”
Here’s her tweet …