Rose McGowan indicted on cocaine charges, says Harvey Weinstein may be behind it
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Rose McGowan has reportedly been indicted on cocaine charges. (Reuters)
Rose McGowan was reportedly indicted by a grand jury on Monday for a January
2017 cocaine possession charge. However, the star thinks that Harvey Weinstein
may have been responsible for a frame job.
According to TMZ, the actress could face up to a year if she’s convicted.
McGowan’s lawyer, Jose Baez, told Fox News in a statement: “Rose steadfastly
maintains her innocence. These charges would have never been brought if it
weren’t for her activism as a voice for women everywhere. I assure you, this
selective prosecution will be met with a strong defense.”
Last January, the 44-year-old was accused of possessing cocaine, which was
allegedly found in a wallet by airline staff, according
to the NY Post.
McGowan, who had flown to the Women’s March on January 20, said she reported the
wallet as missing after she arrived at the Washington Dulles International
Airport in Virginia, the outlet previously reported.
At the time, the actress told the New
Yorker that she “will clearly plead not guilty.”
In February, lawyers for the star said the charge against her should be tossed
out of court, in part because she has been a victim of "the Harvey Weinstein
machine." McGowan previously accused the producer of rape in 1997.
In court papers filed in February, lawyer Jessica Carmichael said five hours
passed between the time McGowan got off the plane and her wallet was found by a
"There is simply no point in time at which the evidence places Ms. McGowan and
the cocaine together in the same place,” stated Carmichael, who argued the drugs
may well have been planted, citing "the underhanded targeting of Ms. McGowan" by
"It is now public knowledge that Weinstein employed underhanded tactics to
'silence' his victims," she wrote, citing reports that Weinstein hired private
investigators to trail women who had accused him of mistreatment.
The Associated Press contributed to this report
Commentary by the Ottawa Mens Centre
The odds of a conviction in this case is entirely remote. It really begs the
question as to how and why and by whom were these charges caused to be laid?
Why would anyone with cocaine in their wallet report it missing?
It also opens up an incredible number of opportunities for an incredible number
of people to have planted the cocaine.
And, "planting" could have a variety of those with motive to fabricate.
Ottawa Mens Centre