Associated Press reports that McGowan is facing charges for drug possession after the narcotic was found in a wallet that she left on a United Airlines flight at Dulles International Airport. But her lawyers are asking for the case to be thrown out since there's a five-hour time lapse between the time McGowan left the airport and when the cleaning crew found the wallet (and the cocaine).
"There is simply no point in time at which the evidence places Ms. McGowan and the cocaine together in the same place," wrote McGowan's lawyer, Jessica Carmichael. She also noted Weinstein's alleged "underhanded targeting of Ms. McGowan" and hinted that he could have planted the drug in that five-hour difference.
Weinstein allegedly hired private investigators to follow the women accusing him of sexual misconduct—and to stop McGowan's New York Times exposé from coming to light. The piece later led to over 60 women accusing Weinstein of sexual misconduct.
But that's not the only time that McGowan accused the producer of plotting against her. After McGowan got into a shouting match with trans activist, Andi Dier, during a book signing at Barnes & Nobles, McGowan called the trans woman "a paid plant."
"I know my life, and I know my reality," said McGowan while in discussion with Ronan Farrow at another book signing. "I know that people like me get killed. [Weinstein has] been after me for a lot longer. There was a plant last night. I had my first book reading, something I’d only seen in movies, by the way. There was definitely a paid plant that started screaming at me, yelling at me."
While the drug incident happened in January 2017, McGowan's preliminary hearing is scheduled for next month.