Looks Like Rose McGowan Is Finally Getting That Oppression She's Been Looking For

Rose McGowan attends the Vivienne Westwood show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2018/2019 on March 3, 2018 in Paris, France.
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Rose McGowan made headlines last year when she came forward as one of the more than 80 women who have accused former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape. Now she is making headlines for a different reason: a grand jury indictment for one count of felony cocaine possession in Loudon County, Virginia.

The indictment stems from a January 2017 incident in which she left a wallet on a United Airlines flight to Washington, D.C. for the Women’s March. Two small bags of powder in the wallet later tested positive for cocaine. An arrest warrant was obtained by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority in February, and CNN reports that in November, McGowan surrendered voluntarily to Virginia authorities and later pleaded not guilty to the charge.


McGowan tweeted about the incident and asked if it was an attempt to silence her in the #MeToo movement.

As an outspoken voice in the wave of sexual misconduct allegations against men in power in Hollywood, McGowan became mired in controversy after several high profile incidents that showed her true TERF ways, including misgendering trans women on Twitter and getting into an irrational shouting match with a trans woman who called her out at a Barnes and Noble reading.


She famously tweeted and then deleted a tweet equating white women to “niggers,” because we know how much (some) white people want to be oppressed. When she was rightfully called out by black women for saying it, she tried to blame it on weed, the same way Roseanne blamed her racism on Ambien. OK.


Well, now it looks like Rose will finally get that oppression she has been seeking so badly.


If convicted, she faces up to 10 years in prison.

She will, however, still be a white woman and not anything close to the n-word.

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