Rose McGowan Breaks Silence on Death of Former Manager

Producer 'broken by Weinstein scandal' takes her own life

Producer 'broken by Weinstein scandal' takes her own life

The actress, 44, shared a photo of the sun on Instagram on Saturday, February 10, along with a message for Messick - whom she worked with in 1997 when McGowan claims that Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted her.

Rose McGowan made a decision to finally address her ex-manager Jill Messick's death in a new Instagram post after the heat she caught for a previous photo.

"[Jill] became collateral damage in an already horrific story", the Messick family's statement read in part.

The family of the former Miramax and Paramount Studios exec released a statement about her February 7 suicide, saying that she battled depression and a bipolar disorder. She was 50. The producer is survived by her two children, Jackson and Ava, their father, Kevin Messick, and her partner, Dan Schuck.

Messick's name resurfaced in recent months in coverage of the Weinstein scandal.

Messick's family criticized journalists for publishing Messick's correspondence.

Jill committed suicide on Wednesday (February 7), and her family issued a statement on Thursday (February 8) confirming the news and telling her side of the story in the ongoing battle between Harvey Weinstein and Rose, as well as the #MeToo movement in general.

Shortly after that Ms Messick took a job as a production executive with Miramax, the company that Mr Weinstein and his brother, Bob, co-founded in 1979. She was found dead by suicide.

"She was very clear about the fact that getting into that hot tub was something that she did consensually and that in hindsight it was also something that she regretted having done'".

"McGowan's first post on Instagram following Messick" s suicide made no mention of her former manager. One of these was an email that Jill wrote to him months prior to the first New York Times piece coming out, and at his request. "One of them was Jill, who chose to remain silent in the face of Rose's slanderous statements against her for fear of undermining the many individuals who came forward in truth", the statement said.

But she suffered nonetheless in silence, the family said. Jill had fought to put her life back together. Words matter.Someone's life may depend on it.

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