Rose McGowan’s Ex-Manager Kills Herself: Family of Jill Messick, who Represented the Actress When ‘Raped’ By Weinstein, Says she Was Slandered By Both Sides and Is ‘Collateral Damage’ of Scandal

Hollywood producer Jill Messick, who was Rose McGowan’s manager in 1997 at the time that the actor alleges Harvey Weinstein raped her, died of an apparent suicide on Wednesday. The family of Messick, age 50, released a statement to The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday, following her death. Messick’s family revealed the executive had suffered privately from depression and at least one manic episode, in an essay that was intensely critical of Weinstein, McGowan and the press, saying their loved one ‘became collateral damage in an already horrific story.’ ‘Words matter,’ the statement read. ‘Someone’s life may depend on it.’

SOURCE: Daily Mail