Rose McGowan has been one of the most outspoken accusers of Harvey Weinstein since his sex assault scandal broke wide open a couple of weeks ago. Not only that, but since coming out with her allegation that Weinstein raped her in a hotel room during the Sundance Film Festival 20 years ago, McGowan has become something of a champion for other women (and a few men) who have decided to publicly expose the people they say sexually assaulted or harassed them. Just today, she tweeted in solidarity with Star Trek:Discovery star, Anthony Rapp, in his accusal of actor, Kevin Spacey, of sexual misconduct in the 1980s, when Rapp was only 14. The case took a weird turn today, though, when it was revealed that there was a warrant for McGowan's arrest in the state of Virginia for felony drug possession.
According to an article in Radar Online, the warrant, for a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance, was issued February 1, 2017, but is only becoming publicly known today. The article quotes Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority Police Department spokesman, Rob Yingling, as saying that a warrant for McGowan had, in fact, been issued, based on an incident when she was traveling to the Women's March in Washington D.C. in January of this year.
"She arrived in Washington D.C. at Dulles International Airport on a flight on January, 20, 2017 and she left behind a personal item that was later picked up and reported to our police department by our employees. Upon examining the item, they found traces of a substance that was later identified as a narcotic."This statement, however, hardly pushes aside the cloud of mystery that surrounds this event. The narcotic in question was never identified, nor is there much explanation given as to why this warrant is only coming to light now, when McGowan is in the process of spearheading the #MeToo movement, tasked with exposing and taking down very powerful men in the entertainment and other industries. The Radar Online article goes on to quote Yingling as saying that police have tried to reach out to McGowan and her representatives, but that the warrant has not yet been served.
The timing of the news of this warrant does, of course, lead one to wonder what connection there may be between it and the allegations against Harvey Weinstein. Just last week, actor Corey Feldman, who has been extremely vocal in speaking out about what he calls a "Hollywood pedophilia ring" that abused him and friend Corey Haim when they were just boys, was arrested during a traffic stop for possession of marijuana. Feldman claims the arrest is politically motivated and referred to it as a "shakedown." For her part, McGowan certainly seems to think the warrant is some kind of retaliation for her role in helping to expose Weinstein and other predators. Just this morning she tweeted, "Are they trying to silence me? There is a warrant out for my arrest in Virginia. What a load of Horses**t."The one thing that is known for certain is that the wave of rape and sexual assault charges that are sweeping Hollywood are bound to take many more twists and turns before this lurid chapter in entertainment history comes to a close. More recently, McGowan released a cryptic tweet directed not only at Kevin Spacey, but also at Bryan Singer, Garth Ancier and David Geffen as well. All three men are powerful Hollywood figures who have long been the subject of rumor but have not, as of yet, been named by any accusers. [Featured Image by Rachel Murray/Getty Images]