Rose McGowan indicted on cocaine charge, says drugs were planted

Lawrence Kim
June 12, 2018

McGowan has been indicted by a grand jury in her ongoing cocaine possession case.

Rose McGowan was indicted today in Loudoun County, VA on one count of cocaine possession.

Actress Rose McGowan has been formally charged by grand jury officials in her drug possession case.

In a statement to Us, McGowan's lawyer, Jose Baez, said: "Rose steadfastly maintains her innocence. I assure you, this selective prosecution will be met with a strong defence".

Charging documents say cocaine was found in a wallet McGowan left behind on a plane previous year.

In January 2017, the actress' wallet went missing while she was waiting at baggage claim.

McGowan has accused Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of raping her and was one of the first to publicly accuse him of sexual misconduct.

In a court filing last week, attorneys for McGowan argued that the five hours between the plane landing and the wallet being found make it impossible to prove the cocaine was hers.

"It is now public knowledge that Weinstein employed underhanded tactics to "silence" his victims", she wrote. Weinstein has denied all accusations.

If convicted, McGowan could spend up to a year behind bars.

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