Rose McGowan Pleads No Contest in Drug Case

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She pleaded no contest to a reduced drug charge in Virginia and avoided jail time.

A lawyer for Rose McGowan says the actress and activist has pleaded no contest to a reduced drug charge in Virginia and avoided jail time.

Attorney Jim Hundley tells WTOP-FM that the commonwealth agreed to reduce the felony cocaine possession charge to misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance, and that prosecutors will recommend she pay a fine.

Charging documents say cocaine was found in a wallet McGowan left on a plane last year. McGowan had maintained innocence, suggesting in court papers that the drugs were planted at the behest of producer Harvey Weinstein.

Weinstein attorney Ben Brafman called that allegation a "ludicrous claim."