Rose McGowan’s trial date for her cocaine possession case has been set
The 44-year-old actress faced charges earlier this year after police claimed to have found several small bags of cocaine in a wallet Rose had left behind on a flight at Washington Dulles International Airport back in January 2017
14 June 2018
And after she was formally indicted by a grand jury earlier this week who charged her with one felony count of cocaine possession, it has now been revealed that she will stand trial for the charge on January 15 next year.
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The former ‘Charmed’ star has pleaded not guilty to the charge, and will make her case at the court in seven months time.
A statement from her attorney Jose Baez at the time of her indictment said: "Rose steadfastly maintains her innocence. These charges would have never been brought if it weren't for her activism as a voice for women everywhere. I assure you, this selective prosecution will be met with a strong defence.”
Earlier this year, Rose claimed that disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein could have been involved in planting the drugs because of the "underhanded targeting of Ms. McGowan by the fallen mogul", stemming from her decision to speak about about her allegations that she was raped by the mogul.
In court papers filed in February, her lawyer Jessica Carmichael wrote: "There is simply no point in time at which the evidence places Ms. McGowan and the cocaine together in the same place.
"It is now public knowledge that Weinstein employed underhanded tactics to 'silence' his victims."
She also cited reports that Weinstein hired private investigators to follow women who had made accusations against him.
In those same papers, Rose also asked for the charges to be dismissed on technical grounds, arguing that drug crimes taking place on a plane in interstate commerce should be handled in federal court, not state court.
If convicted, Rose could spend up to a year behind bars.