This last Monday, the media released some information concerning actress Rose McGowan and an arrest warrant. A statement given by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police Department reads,
“On February 1, 2017, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police Department obtained an arrest warrant for Rose McGowan, an actress from Encino, California, for possession of a controlled substance. The felony charge stems from a police investigation of personal belongings that tested positive for narcotics and were left behind on United flight 653 arriving at Washington Dulles International Airport on January 20, 2017.”
The authorities claim that since February 1, they have been trying to get in touch with the actress, so she could appear in court in Loudon County, Virginia, but they had not heard back from her, and as of Monday, the warrant had not yet been served.
The news of the warrant also comes at an interesting time in Rose McGowan’s life.
Her Connection to Harvey Weinstein
Ever since the news of Harvey Weinstein’s suspected misconduct broke on October 5th, Rose McGowan has become one of the most outspoken critics against the now former Hollywood producer. McGowan claims that Weinstein raped her in 1997 after the Sundance Film Festival and that she was offered and accepted a 100,000-dollar settlement. Recently, she discovered that the settlement she accepted did not have a non-disclosure clause like she thought, and she determined to speak out about what she knew.
According to McGowan, she was approached by Weinstein’s lawyers with an offer of 1 million dollars to keep quiet about Weinstein.
She was also briefly suspended from Twitter for allegedly posting a private phone number on the platform, but was quickly reinstated.
All these things individually might just be coincidence, but together they all add up to some pretty curious events. Rose McGowan first accused Harvey Weinstein of raping her on Twitter, and has been active on her account since being reinstated by trying to lift the spirits of others who are also accusing Weinstein.
Now an arrest warrant that authorities say has been out for her since February makes it into the media, yet it has not been served, nor did she seem to have any idea about it before it was being reported on.
“Are they trying to silence me? There is a warrant out for my arrest in Virginia. What a load of HORSES**T.”
Rose McGowan does have reason to believe that the news of this arrest warrant may not be entirely on the up and up. The New Yorker uncovered that one of Weinstein’s accusers began to have details published in tabloids shortly after coming forth against him.
What Does This Mean?
The timing of the arrest warrant has raised suspicions among many people following the Harvey Weinstein case and those who have chosen to come forward with their stories. This, combined with what The New Yorker discovered about another of Weinstein’s accusers being written about in tabloids, seems to throw suspicion on Weinstein and his team of lawyers.
The fact that he offered a settlement to McGowan back in 1997, as well as a different offer of a million dollars just earlier this year for her silence, seems to show that Weinstein must know that he is guilty of something, otherwise he would have no reason to hide.
Maybe when Rose refused to take the million dollars, he thought he could discredit her by making her look like she has a Narcotics addiction. Maybe the other woman accusing him also refused any monetary settlement, and he is working with certain tabloids to release information about her that doesn’t show her in the best light. Maybe this all really is one giant coincidence with no correlation. Whatever the case may be, no one can deny that the timing seems to be nearly perfect.