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McGowan faces charge

LEESBURG, Va. — A grand jury in Virginia has indicted actress and activist Rose McGowan on one felony count of cocaine possession.

News outlets report a Loudoun County grand jury handed down the indictment Monday.

Charging documents say cocaine was found in a wallet McGowan left behind on a plane last year. McGowan has maintained the cocaine isn’t hers, suggesting in court papers that the drugs were planted at the behest of movie producer Harvey Weinstein. He couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.

McGowan was among the first to accuse Weinstein of sexual assault, and she and others say he’s aggressively sought to discredit his accusers. Weinstein has denied all accusations.

Students take NY stage

NEW YORK — The drama students from Florida’s Parkland school have made another surprise stage appearance in New York.

This time it was at fundraiser in Central Park for the summer Shakespeare in the Park program.

The benefit Monday night included a production of the 1978 Tony-nominated show, “Runaways” by the late Elizabeth Swados.

At the end of the show, the students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were brought onstage. They performed a piece that was written by Swados for a screenplay of “Runaways” that never materialized.

The students appeared during Sunday’s Tony Awards to sing “Seasons of Love” from “Rent.”

The Associated Press

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