Rose McGowan's Hollywood Scuffle

Rose McGowan's Hollywood Scuffle
Rose McGowan
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10/20/2005 AT 08:00 AM EDT

Charmed actress Rose McGowan made a sudden departure – in handcuffs – from a Hollywood nightclub Tuesday, but it may have been a misunderstanding, New York's Daily News reports.

McGowan, who was at The Vanguard club for a bash sponsored by T-Mobile, was on the dance floor when she was surrounded by security guards who briefly handcuffed her and escorted her from the club.

A witness told the Daily News that McGowan "was having a spirited time on the dance floor" and appeared to be doing something with her keys that led to the intervention by security guards.

But Dominique Appel, a rep for McGowan, tells the paper that the actress was uncomfortable with a man who was standing too close to her, and she asked him to move. "Words were exchanged," Appel said. "It happened he was a security guard. She was handcuffed and taken outside."

McGowan was detained, Appel said, but when the club realized what was happening, she was quickly released.

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