Rose McGowan, who has been one of the leading voices speaking out against sexual improprieties in Hollywood — including accusing Harvey Weinstein of raping her — was arrested on a felony warrant for drug possession, according to media reports.
USA Today reports that McGowan, 44, turned herself in today in Loudoun County, Va., in connection with a warrant issued earlier this year stemming from a flight she took to Washington Dulles International Airport in January.
“Kraig Troxell, a spokesman for the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office in northern Virginia, confirmed that McGowan turned herself in, was placed under arrest, booked, photographed and then released on $5,000 bond,” USA Today reports.
The arrest warrant was reportedly issued in February by airport authority police after personal items left behind by McGowan allegedly tested positive for narcotics.
“It’s unclear why it took nearly nine months for the warrant to come to light but it did so just after McGowan took a central role as an outspoken accuser of fallen movie mogul Harvey Weinstein: She says he raped her during the 1997 Sundance Film Festival,” the report notes.