Rose McGowan has been one of the most vocal opponents to Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and now with a suspiciously timed arrest warrant issued for the actor and activist, it appears that Weinstein’s reach just may be extending beyond the tarnishing of his name.
Radar Online is reporting that a warrant has been issued for McGowan from an incident stemming from last January. Wait, what?
Apparently, the actor flew to Washington in January and left a piece of luggage on the plane. The luggage was tested and traces of narcotics were found on the bag, leading to an arrest warrant being issued for McGowan in Virginia on February 1. Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police Department spokesperson Rob Yingling spoke with Radar Online, telling the website McGowan “… arrived in Washington, D.C. at Dulles 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.”
“A warrant was entered into the system,” Yingling told Radar Online. “Police have made efforts to reach out to Ms. McGowan through her representatives to make her aware of the warrant.”
So, this happened in January and it just made the news at the end of October? Hmmmm. Just a few days ago, McGowan revealed to The New York Times that someone close to Weinstein offered her $1 million in September in return for her silence, asking the actor to sign a non-disclosure agreement, an offer she refused. She would not be silenced.
McGowan first began alluding to allegations against Weinstein on her Twitter account in 2015, but it wasn’t until the October 5 article in The New York Times that the actor named names, including Weinstein and others who knew the producer had allegedly raped her in 1997 and done nothing about it.
The timing of the events are more than a little fishy, with eight months passing before the warrant hit headlines. Considering how much certain media outlets (cough*TMZ*cough) seem to love taking women down, it’s surprising the warrant is just making the news cycle now. It’s almost as if things were planned this way.
As for McGowan, she’s keeping things accurate and succinct.
Are they trying to silence me? There is a warrant out for my arrest in Virginia. What a load of HORSESHIT.
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 30, 2017