RICHMOND, VA (CelebrityAccess) — Singer and actress Rose McGowan will face trial for felony drug charge, according to court documents, with a trial date set for January.
On Monday, McGowan, 44, was indicted by a grand jury in Virginia on a class-5 felony charge of possession of a controlled substance. McGowan pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The charges stem from an incident in early 2017 after cocaine was alleged to be found in her wallet after she left it behind on a flight to Washington D.C.
However, charges from the incident didn’t surface for almost nine months, and not till after the publication of sexual misconduct charges against former studio exec Harvey Weinstein, who McGowan has accused of raping her.
According to USA Today, McGowan’s lawyers have suggested that the drugs may have been planted by Weinstein operatives in a bid to discredit her claims against him. While it might seem far-fetched, the New Yorker published a story in November 2017 detailing how Weinstein employed former Israeli intelligence officers to monitor his accusers and the press.
Weinstein settled a civil lawsuit with McGowan in 1997.
Weinstein, who has since been charged with rape and other sex offense charges against two other women, has repeatedly stated that he never engaged in non-consensual sex with his accusers.