An actress who has taken a prominent role in Hollywood’s activism against sexual assault has been indicted in a cocaine case that she suggests Harvey Weinstein is behind.
TMZ reports that Rose McGowan could face jail time after being indicted Monday by a grand jury.
“McGowan’s been hit with one felony count of cocaine possession,” TMZ reports, adding: “Cops say back in January 2017 they found several small bags of cocaine in a wallet Rose had left behind on a flight at Washington Dulles International Airport.”
McGowan entered a plea of not guilty to the charge, and said she had been separated from the wallet for five hours before she got it back, the report notes.
“Rose — who was one of the first to stand up to Harvey Weinstein — says she believed the disgraced movie mogul may have had a hand in planting the cocaine to damage her credibility,” TMZ reports.
The report quotes McGowan’s attorney, Jose Baez, saying: “Rose steadfastly maintains her innocence. These charges would have never been brought if it weren’t for her activism as a voice for women everywhere. I assure you, this selective prosecution will be met with a strong defense.”
McGowan reportedly faces the possibility of up to a year in jail.