Rose McGowan, one of the initial actresses to call out Harvey Weinstein for his sexual assault practices, is now facing an arrest warrant for alleged drug possession.


McGowan, 44, expressed anger to her Twitter followers, as she believes the warrant was put out against her as retaliation for coming forward about the Hollywood producer. “Are they trying to silence me? There is a warrant out for my arrest in Virginia. What a load of HORSES–T,” she wrote.

The felony charge was the result of an investigation of personal belongings left at the Dulles International Airport on Jan. 20, and a spokesman for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police Department say investigators believe they belonged to McGowan. The items left behind apparently tested positive for narcotics, and the airport police obtained a warrant for McGowan’s arrest on Feb. 1. The police say they’ve attempted to contact the actress to appear in court, but is unknown when McGowan first learned of the warrant for her arrest.

Earlier this month, a chilling exposé on Weinstein was published by The New York Times, which outlined a decades-long sexual assault history by the producer. McGowan and Ashely Judd were among the women named in that article, and since then, more than 60 others have followed suit.

“I have been silenced for 20 years. I have been slut-shamed. I have been harassed,” McGowan said. “I have been maligned and you know what? I’m just like you. What happened to me behind the scenes happens to all of us in society and it cannot stand and it will not stand.”

Although Weinstein denies all accusations against him, the number of alleged victims is staggering, and he is being investigated by multiple law enforcement bodies.

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