March 17, 2018

Rose McGowan wishes 'solace' for family of late manager

11 February 2018, 03:11 | Regina Holmes

Producer 'broken by Weinstein scandal' takes her own life

Messick was the manager who set up McGowan's now-infamous meeting with Weinstein at the Sundance Film Festival in 1997 where Mc Gowan alleges Weinstein raped her seen in 2007

But followers were quick to note that McGowan's first interaction on social media failed to recognize the recent suicide of her former manager who represented the starlet during the time Rose alleged Harvey Weinstein raped her. Messick nevertheless reported allegedly "untoward" behaviour to her bosses, and an arrangement was negotiated between Weinstein and McGowan without Messick's knowledge.

Jill's family members released an official statement about what took place, claiming she was collateral damage of the whole situation with Harvey Weinstein. The bad man did this to both of us.

"Seeing her name in headlines again and again, as part of one person's attempt to gain more attention for her personal cause, along with Harvey's desperate attempt to vindicate himself, was devastating for her, " said the statement.

Messick's family revealed that she suffered a manic episode five years ago due to her battle with bipolar disorder but was working on her mental health. "May you find serenity with the stars", her post continued.

Rose McGowan didn't name names in her conversation with Ronan Farrow. Earlier this month, McGowan spoke out against Messick during appearances on Good Morning America and The View, calling her out for working with Weinstein after her alleged rape.

Messick, who worked as an exec at Miramax and at the Paramount-based Lorne Michaels Productions, was an executive producer on several comedy features including Relativity's Masterminds (2016), Universal's Baby Mama (2008) and Paramount's Hot Rod (2007).

In a statement from Weinstein's attorney Ben Brafman denying the film honcho raped Weinstein, he used a quote attributed to Messick.

Messages left with representatives seeking comment from Weinstein and McGowan were not immediately returned.

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