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Weinstein-accuser Rose McGowan surrenders to police over ‘drugs offence’

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The Planet Terror actress previously suggested there was a bid to “silence” her after drugs were allegedly found on belongings left behind on a flight landing in the US.

Rose McGowan speaking at a women’s convention in Detroit (Paul Sancya/AP)

Rose McGowan, one of the high-profile accusers of disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, has handed herself in to police over an alleged drug offence.

The actress, 44, was released on bail after surrendering to Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia on Tuesday.

The Planet Terror and Scream star previously suggested the warrant was an attempt to “silence” her after she became one of dozens of women to publicly accuse Weinstein of sexual harassment or assault.

Rose McGowan
A custody image of Rose McGowan (Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office/PA)

“She saw a magistrate who released her on a 5,000 US dollar (£3,800) unsecured bond. At that point she would be printed, photographed and released.”

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police Department obtained the arrest warrant after the alleged discovery on a United Airlines flight on January 20.

Last month, McGowan tweeted: “Are they trying to silence me? There is a warrant out for my arrest in Virginia. What a load of HORSESHIT.”

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McGowan said she had been raped by Weinstein after The New York Times published its bombshell investigation detailing allegations of sexual harassment and abuse at the hands the producer.

Weinstein paid her a 100,000 dollar (£76,000) settlement in 1997 to “avoid litigation and buy peace” over an incident in a hotel room during the Sundance Film Festival, according to the newspaper.

Weinstein, 65, has “unequivocally denied” allegations of non-consensual sex.

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He faces police investigations in Los Angeles, New York and London and has been sacked from The Weinstein Company, the studio he co-founded with his brother.

Seven women have told detectives in the UK that they were sexually assaulted by Weinstein on dates ranging from the 1980s to 2015.

Harvey Weinstein
Weinstein faces an avalanche of allegations (Jordan Strauss/AP/PA)

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