On October 31, police obtained a warrant for actress Rose McGowan’s arrest stemming from an incident in January when some of her luggage on a flight arriving in DC allegedly tested positive for narcotics. The warrant for felony drug possession was reportedly issued on February 1. The timing of the warrant’s materialization immediately appeared to many—including, apparently, McGowan—to be a little too convenient.
On Tuesday, Variety reported that the actress surrendered to authorities in Virginia, then was released on a $5,000 unsecured bond.
McGowan has been an outspoken critic of Harvey Weinstein as dozens of accusations of sexual misconduct have emerged against him in the past five weeks. In October, the actress alleged that Weinstein raped her. Earlier this month, the New Yorker reported that a Black Cube (former Mossad) agent, employed by Weinstein, posed as an ally working on female empowerment issues in order to extract information from McGowan.
Meanwhile, TMZ reports that an anonymous actress has sued Harvey Weinstein over allegations that he masturbated in front of her at a Beverly Hills hotel, and, in a later incident, raped her.
The plaintiff’s account mirrors certain allegations brought by other women against Weinstein. She says she met with Weinstein in 2015 to discuss a potential job opportunity on the show Marco Polo. During this supposed business meeting, the actress says Weinstein grabbed her waist with one hand and masturbated with the other.
Then, in 2016, the actress says she encountered Weinstein at the same hotel, this time to “celebrate her upcoming role in Marco Polo” (she did not end up getting the job). During the meeting, she claims Weinstein excused himself, changed into a bathrobe, performed oral sex on her without her consent, then had vaginal sex with herwithout her consent, and without using a condom.
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- The FBI is investigating the judge who presided over Meek Mill’s case. [Page Six]
- Taylor Swift’s new album Reputation sold over a million copies in four days. [Billboard]
- Tracee Ellis Ross is hosing the American Music Awards this weekend. [THR]