An arrest warrant was issued for Rose McGowan late Monday night. The Charmed star is one of the leading voices that helped take down Harvey Weinstein.
McGowan and more than 30 other actresses, models, and reporters have accused Weinstein of rape or sexual assault.
According to reports, the 44-year-old actress is currently being investigated by the authorities in Virginia stemming from an incident that occurred over ten months ago.
The police claimed that McGowan is under investigation for felony possession of a controlled substance.
In January, the star forgot a bag on a United Flight arriving at Washington Dulles International Airport, and the police have discovered an illegal substance inside.
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police Department did not give any details on the type of drugs found in the bag but did reveal the items tested positive for narcotics.
McGowan is expected to appear in a Virginia court in the upcoming days.
Via Twitter, she responded to the story, saying: “Are they trying to silence me? There is a warrant out for my arrest in Virginia. What a load of HORSESH*T.”
She also retweeted a post that suggests that she would not have been in this situation if she had “taken the million dollars in hush money” from Weinstein. In a recent speech, she spoke about her ordeal.
McGowan stated: “I have been silenced for 20 years. I have been slut-shamed. I have been harassed. I have been maligned. And you know what? I am just like you…because what happened to me behind the scenes happens to all of us in this society, and that cannot stand, and it will not stand,”
She added: “Hollywood may seem like it is an isolated thing, but it is not. It is the messaging system for your mind. It is the mirror that you are given to look into. This is what you are as a woman. This is what you are as a man. This is what you are as a boy. Girl. Gay. Straight. Transgender. But it is all told through 96 percent males in the Directors Guild of America. That statistic has not changed since 1946, so we are given one view. And I know the men behind that view. And they should not be in your mind, and they should not be in mind. It is time to clean house.”
It is not clear how the arrest is linked to the Weinstein scandal.