Police have obtained an arrest warrant for Rose McGowan, stemming from allegations that some of her luggage left on a January flight arriving to Washington D.C. tested positive for narcotics, which would result in a felony drug charge.
As Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police Department spokesperson Rob Yingling told Radar Online:
“She arrived in Washington, D.C. at Dulles airport on a flight on January 20, 2017 and she left behind a personal item that was later picked up and reported to our police department by our employees. Upon examining the item, they found traces of a substance that was later identified as a narcotic.”
“A warrant was entered into the system,” Yingling told Radar. “Police have made efforts to reach out to Ms. McGowan through her representatives to make her aware of the warrant.”
The department reportedly obtained a warrant for McGowan on February 1, and has attempted to contact McGowan so she can appear in a Virginia court. Yingling added that if McGowan were to “have an encounter with a police officer somewhere,” a records check would reveal the warrant.
February was eight months ago, so it’s awfully suspicious that the news comes just two days after the New York Times reported that Harvey Weinstein offered McGowan $1 million in September to sign an nondisclosure agreement, which was not included in the original $100,000 settlement they reached in 1997 after Weinstein allegedly assaulted her.
Weinstein, who is currently in sex rehab, has a long history of retaliating against those who refuse to cow to his demands, even after news of his decades spent preying on women burst open earlier this month: During an appearance on Good Morning America, host Diane Sawyer presented Ashely Judd—among the first of Weinstein’s victims to come forward—with a photo sent to ABC News by Weinstein’s team, depicting Judd and Weinstein holding hands during a Vanity Fair Oscar party. It’s chilling how reflexively such revenge tactics seem to come to Weinstein, who even in the midst of his downfall still assumed he could control the narrative.
McGowan’s take on the whole thing seems pretty spot-on:
This story will be updated if more information becomes available.