Rose McGowan Steps Out in N.Y.C. for First Time Since News of Arrest Warrant

Rose McGowan was spotted out for the first time since news broke that she was issued an arrest warrant for felony possession of a controlled substance.

The Charmed star was seen in New York City on Tuesday wearing an orange biker jacket, black jeans, black boots and sunglasses.

The warrant for her arrest, obtained by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police Department, was issued on Feb. 1, according to the Associated Press.

Police launched an investigation after they allegedly found traces of narcotics in personal belongings left behind on a United flight arriving at the Washington Dulles International Airport on Jan. 20, the AP reports. A spokesman for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police Department, Rob Yingling, told Deadline investigators believe the personal belongings were McGowan’s. RELATED: Arrest Warrant Issued for Rose McGowan in Connection to Drug Charge


The actress revealed the warrant had been issued on Monday, claiming it was part of a conspiracy to silence her after she publicly accused Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault.

“Are they trying to silence me? There is a warrant out for my arrest in Virginia. What a load of HORSES—,” she tweeted Monday morning. Earlier this month, McGowan said she was raped by Weinstein.

Speaking at the Women’s Convention in Detroit on Friday, McGowan talked about her life after the alleged assault by the former movie mogul.

“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’m just like you,” she said. “What happened to me behind the scenes happens to all of us in society and it cannot stand and it will not stand.”

She is one of more than 50 women who have come forward to accuse Weinstein of sexual misconduct or assault.

A spokesperson for the movie mogul previously told PEOPLE, “Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein.”