Harvey Weinstein denies drug planting allegation as Rose McGowan is indicted on cocaine charge

Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has “vigorously” denied claims that he is somehow involved with the drug charges that Rose McGowan is currently facing.

McGowan, one of Weinstein’s most prolific and outspoken accusers, has been indicted by a grand jury in Virginia on one felony count of cocaine possession.

Last November, the former Charmed star turned herself in to police after narcotics were found in her personal belongings, which were left on a United Airlines flight to Washington DC.

The actress and activist will be expected to stand trial in Virginia, the date for which is due to be set later today (June 12), according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Rose McGowan has always maintained that there were no drugs in her wallet when it was last in her possession on January 21, 2017, and has also since suggested in court papers that the cocaine may have been planted at the behest of Weinstein.

In a statement, a lawyer for Weinstein called the claims that the producer had planted the drugs in question “ludicrous”.

“The detectives who investigated the drug charges against Ms McGowan have categorically rejected her ludicrous claim that Mr Weinstein planted the drugs in her wallet,” the statement read.

“Falsely accusing Mr Weinstein of committing a crime is something Ms McGowan has in our opinion done before and people must take note of this cavalier habit of falsely accusing Mr Weinstein of criminal conduct he vigorously denies.”

Weinstein was charged with rape and sex abuse charges relating to two women back in May but he has “unequivocally denied” any allegations of non-consensual sex made against him.

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