WTOP reported that, since her arrest, McGowan and her team have indicated that someone working for Weinstein may have planted the drugs on her personal items. Her attorneys have not provided independent proof of that claim.
Weinstein has denied sexual assault and abuse allegations. He is facing five felony charges in New York, including predatory sexual assault and rape, for allegedly assaulting two women, CNN reported. Weinstein has said any sexual relationships he's had have all been consensual.
McGowan agreed to pay a $2,500 fine plea deal to possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor charge. She was given a 12-month suspended sentence.
“Sometimes you have to lose the battle to win the war, and I’m in it for the long haul and that’s what’s going on,” she said. “Once you get tangled in the legal system, it’s very hard to get out of it, and sometimes you just take what you can get, and hope for the best. It’s caused a lot of stress and I just wanted it to be over … however it ended.”