So much for being framed or the drugs planted for this former A- list mostly television actress.
Rose McGowan pleads no contest to drug charge, avoids jail: report
Rose McGowan reportedly pleaded no contest on Monday to a misdemeanor drug charge which her team previously claimed was in retaliation for her role in the #MeToo movement.
McGowan, 45, was fined $2,500 and given a 12-month suspended sentence at a courthouse in Virginia two years after cocaine was found in a wallet she left behind at Dulles International Airport, WTOP-FM reported.
The actress, one of the first women to accuse disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault, told the news station she “just wanted it to be over, however it ended.”
McGowan was initially charged with a felony that could have carried jail time, but the plea deal reduced the charge to a misdemeanor.
Her lawyers last year suggested the drugs were planted in retaliation for her accusations against 66-year-old Weinstein. No evidence was presented to back up the claim.
The “Charmed” star’s lawyers instead argued that several hours elapsed between the time McGowan left the plane and the time the drugs were found by a cleaning crew in the first-class section of a United Airlines cabin. They said it was impossible to account for who may have handled the wallet during that time. – Source