Rose McGowan was arrested and booked on Tuesday for drug possession, before being released on a $5,000 unsecured bond.
The felony charge stems from a police investigation sparked when the actress left her wallet on a United flight arriving at Washington Dulles International Airport on January 20.
Cleaners found the wallet and handed it in, but a police investigation was sparked by two small baggies of cocaine found inside
Booked: Rose McGowan has been arrested for drug possession after small amount of cocaine was found in her wallet; her mugshot was released by the Loudoun County Sheriff Office
The Loudoun County Sheriffs Office told The Blast: ‘Ms McGowan appeared in Loudoun County, Virginia, on November 14, 2017, to accept service of the Airports Authority Police arrest warrant, and she was released on a $5,000 unsecured bond.’
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police Department obtained the arrest warrant on February 1.
McGowan is one of dozens of women who accused film producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct.
An arrest warrant for felony possession of a controlled substance has been issued for actress Rose McGowan (seen left on November last year), who is one of dozens of women who accused Harvey Weinstein (seen right with McGowan in 2007) of sexual misconduct
McGowan had not released a statement about the warrant as of Monday night. But she tweeted ‘FACT’ early Tuesday morning in a retweet suggesting that if she had ‘taken the million dollars in hush money’ from Weinstein, the warrant would not have been issued and not been a news story
McGowan has claimed that the charges would have been made to go away, had she agreed to remain silent about Weinstein.
On October 31 she simply tweeted ‘FACT’ in a retweet suggesting that if she had ‘taken the million dollars in hush money’ from Weinstein, the warrant would not have been a news story.
McGowan retweeted Ashlee Marie Preston who wrote: ‘If @rosemcgowan would have taken that million dollars in hush money I’m quite sure this wouldn’t even be a headline…’
Preston was alluding to aNew York Times interview where she claims she was offered $1million by someone close to Weinstein in return for signing a nondisclosure agreement.
‘Are they trying to silence me? There is a warrant out for my arrest in Virginia. What a load of HORSES**T.,’ she also tweeted.
McGowan has been one of the leading voices against sexual harassment in Hollywood.
The Charmed star was allegedly raped by Weinstein at the Sundance Film Festival in 1997, and the Times reported that she received a $100,000 settlement in the wake of the incident.
She says she only realized that settlement did not include a nondisclosure component this summer, and this month accused the producer of the sexual assault on Twitter.
In the wake of that bravery, other victims and Weinstein’s own employees have spoken out as well, despite also signing NDAs. More than 80 women have come forward with allegations of sexual harassment and assault.