Lawyers for actress Rose McGowan have called for a drug possession charge against her to be thrown out of court, in part because she has been a victim of “the Harvey Weinstein machine”.
McGowan faces a preliminary hearing next month in Leesburg, Virginia, after authorities said cocaine was found in a wallet she left on a United flight at Dulles International Airport, Washington DC, last year.
In court papers, lawyer Jessica Carmichael said five hours passed between the time McGowan got off the plane and when her wallet was found by a cleaning crew.
Ms Carmichael argued the drugs may have been planted, citing “the underhanded targeting of Ms McGowan” by Weinstein.
McGowan was one of the first actresses to accuse the now-disgraced producer of sexual abuse.