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 stated.
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 Worldwide Airport. The police stated she left private gadgets behind on a United Airways aircraft on Jan. 20, and that they’d examined constructive for narcotics.
Ms. McGowan, 44, was positioned below arrest by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Workplace 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 stated 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 she or he stated 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 instructed her lawyer to drag the supply in early October after The New York Instances printed an article about Mr. Weinstein’s alleged sexual harassment, aggression and misconduct towards ladies. The 1997 encounter was talked about within the article.
It’s unclear when Ms. McGowan first discovered of the warrant. However after it turned identified publicly, she referred to as it an try and silence her.
“Are they attempting to silence me?” Ms. McGowan stated on Twitter in October. “There’s a warrant out for my arrest in Virginia.”