The actress Rose McGowan turned herself in to the authorities in suburban Washington on Tuesday to face a cost of felony drug possession, the authorities mentioned.
Ms. McGowan, who has been outspoken in condemning sexual harassment and assaults of ladies in Hollywood, surrendered to the police on a months-old arrest warrant involving a flight she took to Washington Dulles International Airport. The police mentioned she left private objects behind on a United Airlines airplane on Jan. 20, and that they’d examined constructive for narcotics.
Ms. McGowan, 44, was positioned below arrest by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia and was later launched on a $5,000 bond. The cost, a Class 5 felony, carries a most penalty of as much as a 12 months in jail.
The warrant was issued in February however didn’t grow to be public till final month, after Ms. McGowan had began to discuss sexual misconduct in Hollywood and a 1997 lodge room encounter she mentioned she had had with Harvey Weinstein. She had declined to explain what occurred with Mr. Weinstein however later described her expertise, on Twitter, as rape.
In 1997, Ms. McGowan reached a $100,000 settlement with Mr. Weinstein, and he or she mentioned via her lawyer in October that somebody near Mr. Weinstein had supplied her $1 million to signal a nondisclosure settlement. She responded with a request for $6 million however advised her lawyer to drag the provide in early October after The New York Times revealed an article about Mr. Weinstein’s alleged sexual harassment, aggression and misconduct towards ladies. The 1997 encounter was talked about within the article.
It is unclear when Ms. McGowan first realized of the warrant. But after it turned identified publicly, she referred to as it an try and silence her.
“Are they trying to silence me?” Ms. McGowan mentioned on Twitter in October. “There is a warrant out for my arrest in Virginia.”
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