Charging documents say cocaine was found in a wallet McGowan left on a plane a year ago.
She pled not guilty to the charge, claiming that she had reported the lost wallet to the airline shortly after landing. This is a warrant out of my arrest in Virginia.
The "Charmed" star and her attorney assert that she left her bag containing her wallet on the plane unattended. McGowan has maintained the cocaine isn't hers, and has suggested in court papers that the drugs were planted at the behest of movie producer Harvey Weinstein.
"It is now public knowledge that Weinstein employed underhanded tactics to "silence" his victims", she wrote.More news: Amazon Prime rolls out new Whole Foods discount in North Carolina stores
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After McGowan's tweets, Weinstein hired several private security agencies, one operated by veterans of the Israeli intelligence service Mossad, to block women from reporting that he allegedly sexually assaulted or harassed them, according to the New Yorker. Her trial date will be set Tuesday at the Loudon County courthouse in Virginia. "Imagining I'm going into sisterly solidarity, I can think of nothing more opposed to that, energetically, that I would want in my body at that moment", McGowan said at the time.
"I'm the only one who's had handcuffs on me so far in this situation", she told the publication. The charges are unrelated to McGowan's allegations against him.
Weinstein couldn't immediately be reached for comment.