Harvey Weinstein accuser Rose McGowan is facing arrest for possession of a controlled substance.
On Monday, McGowan, 44, tweeted to her followers that a warrant had been issued for her arrest in Virginia.
“Are they trying to silence me? There is a warrant out for my arrest in Virginia. What a load of HORSES–T,” McGowan wrote.
Airport police allegedly found traces of narcotics in belongings she left behind at Washington Dulles International Airport after she arrived on a flight from Los Angeles earlier this year.
“Her personal belongings that were left behind from a flight arriving on Jan. 20 tested positive for narcotics,” said Rob Yingling, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police Department. “Our police have attempted to contact Ms. McGowan so that she can appear in a Loudoun County Virginia court to respond to the charge.” The charge against her, he told Deadline, is a felony.
Airport police, he said, “have been issued a bench warrant and entered it into a national law enforcement database.”
McGowan has accused Weinstein of raping her in 1997, and claims that one of the disgraced producer’s close associates offered her $1 million to remain silent about the assault.