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Entertainment Weinstein accuser Rose McGowan is indicted for cocaine possession and could face 10 years in jail after she claimed the drug was 'planted' to discredit her

07:06  12 june  2018
07:06  12 june  2018 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

Weinstein accuser Rose McGowan is indicted for cocaine possession and could face 10 years in jail after she claimed the drug was 'planted' to discredit her

  Weinstein accuser Rose McGowan is indicted for cocaine possession and could face 10 years in jail after she claimed the drug was 'planted' to discredit her Prosecutors say cocaine was found among McGowan's belongings that were accidentally left on a January 20 flight to Washington Dulles International Airport. McGowan, who has been out on $5,000 bail, insists she was set-up and says she did not put the drugs there. On Monday, she was indicted on one count of cocaine possession in Loudoun County, Virginia, New York Daily News reported. She faces up to ten years in prison if found guilty. A trial date is yet to be set.

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Rose McGowan.© David Levenson/Getty Images Rose McGowan. Harvey Weinstein accuser Rose McGowan was indicted for cocaine possession by a grand jury Monday.

Prosecutors say cocaine was found among McGowan's belongings that were accidentally left on a January 20, 2017, flight to Washington Dulles International Airport.

McGowan, who has been out on $5,000 bail, insists she was set-up and says she did not put the drugs there.

On Monday, she was indicted on one count of cocaine possession in Loudoun County, Virginia, New York Daily News reported. She faces up to ten years in prison if found guilty. A trial date is yet to be set.

a screenshot of a cell phone: McGowan reasserted her innocence after the arraignment when she tweeted: 'None of the monsters have been cuffed. Guess who has?'© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited McGowan reasserted her innocence after the arraignment when she tweeted: 'None of the monsters have been cuffed. Guess who has?' The 44-year-old actress believes her wallet was stolen from her backpack while she was in the bathroom on the flight, and that the drugs were planted in it, and left behind for the authorities to find.

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Victim: The former Charmed star, one of the first to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault, has argued the cocaine was ' planted ' in order to discredit her and her claims about the mogul.

Rose McGowan 's has a warrant out for her arrest in Virginia after police allegedly found cocaine among her personal belongings which she accidentally left behind on a United flight. ' Are they trying to silence me?': Harvey Weinstein accuser

'Depending on when and where the wallet was lost, individuals other than Ms McGowan had access to the wallet for somewhere between approximately 5 hours 40 minutes and more than 11 hours,' her lawyer wrote in a memorandum acquired by the New Yorker.

McGowan claims she never took the wallet out of her backpack on the plane and that she left the bag unattended just once.

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a screenshot of a cell phone© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited 'I had it in the side pocket of my backpack, and I left it on my seat as I went to the bathroom,' she said.

In an attempt to plead her case, she said cocaine would not have been her drug of choice for the historic march.

'I own stock in a marijuana company, so that's my jam.

'Imagining I'm going into sisterly solidarity, I can think of nothing more opposed to that, energetically, that I would want in my body at that moment,' she said.

Rose McGowan, Harvey Weinstein are posing for a picture: McGowan has alleged that the cocaine may have been planted in an attempt to discredit her. It was previously revealed that Harvey Weinstein - who she accuses of raping her in 1997 - hired an army of agents to follow her and others who were plotting to expose his sexual misconduct. The pair are pictured in 2007© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited McGowan has alleged that the cocaine may have been planted in an attempt to discredit her. It was previously revealed that Harvey Weinstein - who she accuses of raping her in 1997 - hired an army of agents to follow her and others who were plotting to expose his sexual misconduct. The pair are pictured in 2007

McGowan has previously said that she 'will clearly plead not guilty.'

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Rose McGowan (above in her Tuesday mugshot) was arraigned on cocaine charges on Thursday days after alleging the drugs were planted to discredit her . She reasserted her innocence after the arraignment when she tweeted: 'None of the monsters have been cuffed.

Rose McGowan turns herself in to police over drug possession charge after ' cocaine was found in her dropped wallet' after a flight. McGowan has been one of the leading voices against sexual harassment in Hollywood, and said earlier this month she was raped by Harvey Weinstein .

In October, shortly after the news of her arrest warrant was announced, McGowan pointed the finger at Weinstein.

The actress was one of the first to accuse the disgraced former producer of sexual assault.

'Are they trying to silence me? There is a warrant out for my arrest in Virginia,' she tweeted. 'What a load of HORSES—T.'

She later tweeted: 'None of the monsters have been cuffed. Guess who has? #ROSEARMY'

a person holding a microphone: McGowan (above last month) has since told how she felt she was being followed for months before, during and after the women's march© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited McGowan (above last month) has since told how she felt she was being followed for months before, during and after the women's march Weinstein's lawyer denied her allegations.

'The detectives who investigated the drug charges against McGowan have categorically rejected her ludicrous claim that Mr Weinstein planted the drugs in her wallet,' Ben Brafman said on Monday.

'Falsely accusing Mr Weinstein of committing a crime is something McGowan has in our opinion done before and people must take note of her indictment and more importantly, her cavalier habit of falsely accusing Mr Weinstein of criminal conduct he vigorously denies.'

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Rose 's lawyers had been expected to argue for dismissal of the charges. They have suggested the drugs may have been planted by agents hired by disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein to discredit her for making sex assault accusations against him.

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McGowan's attorneys filed a motion to have the cocaine charge dismissed in March, but a Virginia judge ruled against her.

McGowan is among several actresses who've said movie mogul Harvey Weinstein forced them into unwanted sex.

In 1997, McGowan accepted a $100,000 cash settlement from Weinstein after accusing him of raping her at the Sundance Film Festival that year.

McGowan's rape claim gained new context in October when it was revealed she accepted a $100,000 settlement from Weinstein in 1997 to settle accusations of sexual assault.

She claims he raped her at the Sundance Film Festival in 1997 and that she was unaware their contract did not include a non-disclosure agreement until this year.

Dozens more women have come forward to accuse Weinstein of sexual misconduct. Last month he was arrested on rape charges and posted $1 million bail.

Attorney Jessica Carmichael also highlighted in court documents the lengths Weinstein would allegedly go to silence his victims.

In court papers filed in February, Carmichael wrote: 'It is now public knowledge that Weinstein employed underhanded tactics to 'silence' his victims.'

She cited reports that he had hired private investigators to trail some of the women who accused him of mistreatment.

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Rose McGowan (center, in sunglasses) and her defense team, after a judge found probable cause in her felony drug possession case. If indicted , and convicted on the current charge, McGowan could face a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.

a person posing for the camera: Rose McGowan (above in her Tuesday mugshot) was arraigned on cocaine charges on Thursday days after alleging the drugs were planted to discredit her© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Rose McGowan (above in her Tuesday mugshot) was arraigned on cocaine charges on Thursday days after alleging the drugs were planted to discredit her The papers added: 'There is simply no point in time at which the evidence places Ms McGowan and the cocaine together in the same place.'

In September, Weinstein allegedly met with his investigators to discuss leaking information about the warrant to The New York Post. A Post reporter called McGowan around the same time to ask her about it and she, after receiving the call, revealed details of the arrest warrant for the first time on Twitter.

DailyMail.com previously revealed that Weinstein hired a network of spies in October 2016.

Their mission was named 'Operation Parachute' and involved them snooping on actresses, designers including Kenneth Cole and amfAR to try to prove that he was the victim of a smear campaign.

In July 2017, he signed another contract with Black Cube, the aim of which was to discredit his sexual assault accusers.

In May 2017, one of the Black Cube agents posed as a women's activist to meet with McGowan and her agent and persuaded the actress to give her a copy of her memoirs.

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