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Rose McGowan, a key voice within the motion to talk out in opposition to sexual harassment and assault following the Harvey Weinstein scandal, now faces a warrant out for her arrest.
In keeping with the Related Press (through Vulture), an arrest warrant was issued for the Charmed star for a felony drug possession cost. Based mostly on Vulture’s experiences, the warrant was the results of a January police investigation of McGowan’s private belongings, which she reportedly left on a United flight. Following the investigation, which passed off at Washington Dulles Worldwide Airport, police mentioned McGowan’s belongings examined optimistic for narcotics. In keeping with the article, the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority Police Division obtained the warrant Feb. 1.
Police tried contacting McGowan to have her seem in Loudoun County, Va. court docket, Vulture writes; though, the warrant has since reportedly been submitted to a nationwide regulation enforcement database.
McGowan referred to the warrant out for her arrest as “horsesh-t” in a tweet.
“Are they attempting to silence me?” she tweeted. “There’s a warrant out for my arrest in Virginia. What a load of horsesh-t.”
This is not the primary time McGowan has claimed somebody’s tried to silence her.
McGowan was talked about in The New York Instances exposé detailing a long time of sexual harassment allegations in opposition to Weinstein for a $100,000 settlement she reached with the Hollywood govt in 1997 for “an episode in a resort room throughout the Sundance Movie Pageant.” She later accused Weinstein of rape in a tweet. Nonetheless, The New York Instances didn’t report she was raped within the exposé. Weinstein’s lawyer Charles J. More durable additionally informed E! Information The New York Instances article was “saturated with false and defamatory statements,” and Weinstein’s spokesperson Sallie Hofmeiser has mentioned that “any allegations of noq-consenual intercourse are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein.”
Following these accusations, the actress (by way of her lawyer) mentioned “somebody shut” to Weinstein provided her $1 million to signal a nondisclosure settlement and never communicate out about his alleged encounter along with her. Weinstein didn’t touch upon her remarks.