It is a great defense and one of the reasons this former A- list mostly television actress is so front and center right now.
You could never get away with this defense at any other time so she is playing it extra hard.
The audience is not a jury because she can’t get up on the stand and say what she is saying now. But, she is hoping for media pressure to get the case dropped.
She knows she screwed up and realizes this is a golden chance she wouldn’t have received otherwise.
Rose McGowan Claims She Was Set Up by Harvey Weinstein as She Argues for Drug Charge Dismissal
Rose McGowan and her legal team have asked a judge to dismiss her felony cocaine possession charge in Virginia, suggesting that Harvey Weinstein was involved in the incident.
This before McGowan’s scheduled preliminary hearing in Leesburg on March 21. Police launched an investigation after they allegedly found traces of narcotics in McGowan’s personal belongings left behind on a United flight arriving at the Washington Dulles International Airport on Jan. 20. McGowan, 44, was arrested in November in relation to a warrant for felony possession of a controlled substance.
In court papers filed Tuesday, her lawyer Jessica Carmichael argued that five hours had passed between the time the Citizen Rose star was off the plane and her wallet was found by a cleaning crew, according to the Associated Press.
Carmichael also detailed the possibilities of the drugs being planted due to “the underhanded targeting of Ms. McGowan” by Weinstein, the disgraced movie mogul whom the Charmed alum continues to speak out against as she was one of the first women to detail his alleged decades of alleged sexual misconduct and assault in October.
“There is simply no point in time at which the evidence places Ms. McGowan and the cocaine together in the same place,” Carmichael’s statement read. – Source