Rose McGowan's Ex-Manager Dies by Suicide—and Her Family Slams McGowan and Harvey Weinstein

Jill Messick, Rose McGowan’s former manager, died by self-murder in Los Angeles on Wednesday. She was 50.

Messick was diagnosed with bipolar commotion and had been battling basin in a years before her death, her family told The Hollywood Reporter. In an romantic statement, Messick’s family criticized McGowan and Harvey Weinstein for involving Messick in a debate over McGowan’s allegations that Weinstein intimately assaulted her in 1997.

Messick’s family says she was ravaged after a film mogul’s counsel released an email in that Messick shielded Weinstein.

“Jill was victimized by a new enlightenment of total information pity and a eagerness to accept matter as fact,” review a matter to THR. “The speed of disseminating information has carried mistruths about Jill as a person, that she was incompetent and reluctant to challenge. She became material repairs in an already horrific story.”

Messick’s family claims McGowan finished “inaccurate accusations and insinuations” opposite her, though Messick chose not to pronounce out so as not to take courtesy divided from victims of passionate harassment and assault.

“She opted not to supplement to a feeding frenzy, allowing her name and her repute to be sullied notwithstanding carrying finished zero wrong,” review a statement. “She never chose to be a open figure; that choice was taken divided from her.”

The family maintains McGowan confided in Messick after assembly with Weinstein during a Sundance Film Festival in 1997 — a assembly where McGowan alleges Weinstein assaulted her in a prohibited cylinder — and a manager immediately reported a occurrence to her bosses.

“Rose never once used a word rape in that conversation. Despite this, Jill famous that Harvey had finished something unfavourable to Rose, if not illegal. She immediately went to her bosses, a partners of Addis Wechsler, to recount Rose’s story and to insist that they immediately residence a situation. They told Jill that they would hoop a situation.”

When McGowan initial non-stop adult about her purported believe with Weinstein to The New York Times in October, she pronounced that she sensitive Messick about a purported conflict a day after.

“She hold me,” McGowan told a paper. “She put her arms around me.”

But McGowan pronounced that in a months to come, she did not feel upheld by her government team. She pronounced that she was referred to a counsel who specialized in nuisance and conflict cases and was given a sense that “filing a rapist assign was hopeless.”

Weinstein’s counsel Ben Brafman responded to McGowan’s allegations in a matter to PEOPLE.

“Mr. Weinstein denies Rose McGowan’s allegations of non-consensual passionate hit and it is erring and insane to conflate claims of inapt function and consensual passionate hit after regretted, with an wrong explain of rape.” His orator also pronounced that McGowan “chose to direct money” from Weinstein and worked and seemed with him after in her career.”

In October, the New York Times reported that McGowan was partial of a allotment with Weinstein in 1997 following a purported encounter. Messick’s family says a understanding was negotiated though a manager’s knowledge.

“At that time, all Jill knew was that a matter was staid and that Rose continued creation films with the Weinsteins. She never knew any sum until recently, when Rose inaugurated to make them public.”

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Ten months after a purported incident, Messick was hired as an executive during Miramax Films, a studio afterwards headed by Harvey Weinstein and his hermit Bob, a position a family stresses she warranted on consequence alone. She worked for Miramax from 1997 to 2003.

On Jan. 30, Weinstein’s lawyers expelled an email in that Messick pronounced McGowan had told her she got into a prohibited cylinder with Weinstein “consensually” though “regretted” it. Her family says a request was expelled though Messick’s consent.

“In this email, Jill offering the truth formed on what she remembers Rose revelation her about a Sundance account. In a face of Rose’s continued and detailed accusations final week, Harvey took it on himself to release the email though her consent,” a matter continues.

In a statement, Messick’s family says, “Harvey’s unfortunate try to absolve himself, was devastating for her. It pennyless Jill.”

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