AceShowbiz - An arrest warrant has been issued for Rose McGowan for felony possession of a controlled substance. It stems from a police investigation of personal belongings she left behind at Washington Dulles International Airport after she arrived on a flight from Los Angeles on January 20. Police say the items tested positive for narcotics.
"Her personal belongings that were left behind from a flight arriving on Jan. 20 tested positive for narcotics," said Rob Yingling, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police Department. "Our police have attempted to contact Ms. McGowan so that she can appear in a Loudoun County Virginia court to respond to the charge."
Yingling added that airport police "have been issued a bench warrant and entered it into a national law enforcement database."
Responding to the arrest warrant, McGowan seemingly suggested that it was another attempt to silence her as she has been speaking out about Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual misconduct. She tweeted on Monday, October 30, "Are they trying to silence me? There is a warrant out for my arrest in Virginia. What a load of HORSES**T."
Are they trying to silence me? There is a warrant out for my arrest in Virginia. What a load of HORSESHIT.
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 30, 2017
The "Charmed" alum previously revealed that someone close to Weinstein offered her $1 million in exchange for signing a nondisclosure agreement. McGowan had initially reached a $100,000 settlement with the disgraced movie mogul after a 1997 hotel room encounter during the Sundance Film Festival. She later realized that her settlement did not include a confidentiality clause.
She said in a new interview with the New York Times, "I had all these people I’m paying telling me to take it so that I could fund my art." She countered the offer with a $6 million ask, but then told her lawyer to ultimately pull the offer, a day before the Times published the article that exposed "Decades of Sexual Harassment Accusations Against Harvey Weinstein."
"I figured I could probably have gotten him up to three [million dollars]," she continued. "But I was like - ew, gross, you're disgusting, I don't want your money, that would make me feel disgusting."
McGowan also detailed the 1997 encounter with Weinstein that led to the harrowing experience. She claimed that the disgraced movie mogul raped her after a brief business meeting in his hotel room. She had to attend a press event after that, where he fought back tears. She told Ben Affleck and her then-manager, Jill Messick, what had happened.