A Virginia judge denied a motion Monday from actress Rose McGowan to dismiss her felony cocaine possession charge, WTOP reported.
The criminal case stems from an incident in January 2017, when a cleaning crew at Dulles International Airport found McGowan’s wallet on a plane next to a seat she’d occupied for a flight.
The wallet allegedly contained two bags that tested positive for cocaine, authorities said.
McGowan’s lawyers argued in court paperwork that it’s possible pariah producer Harvey Weinstein had the drugs planted to discredit McGowan.
“There is simply no point in time at which the evidence places Ms. McGowan and the cocaine together in the same place,” her lawyer Jessica Carmichael wrote in a filing.
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The actress was one of the first women to publicly accuse Weinstein of sexual assault. He now faces accusations from dozens of women including actresses Ashley Judd, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lupita Nyong’o, Annabella Sciorra, Salma Hayek and Uma Thurman.
McGowan was not present in court Monday.
Her legal team is expected to continue pushing for dismissal of the case.
The preliminary hearing is set for March 21 in Loudoun County District Court.