Is Rose McGowan Responsible for Her Manager's Suicide?

Is Rose McGowan Responsible for Her Manager's Suicide?

The family of Citizen Rose star Rose McGowan's former manager, Jill Messick, says that McGowan bears some responsibility for Messick's suicide. In a statement, the family said that McGowan's "inaccurate accusations and insinuations against Jill" drew Messick into the drama surrounding McGowan's accusations of sexual assault against producer Harvey Weinstein. The situation, the statement alleges, was instrumental in the string of events that led to Messick's suicide.

Via Page Six.

The Harvey Weinstein scandal took a tragic turn when Rose McGowan’s former manager committed suicide after becoming “collateral damage in an already horrific story” surrounding the mogul’s battle with the actress.

Jill Messick, a 50-year-old mother of two, worked as McGowan’s manager in 1997, when McGowan has claimed she was raped by Weinstein. Messick then went on to work at Weinstein’s Miramax until 2003, producing “She’s All That” and “Frida.” She committed suicide on Wednesday after battling depression and bipolar disorder for years, her family said.

In a blistering statement, Messick’s family also said she struggled with being drawn into the McGowan-Weinstein battle.

“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 . . . It broke Jill, who was just starting to get her life back on track. What makes Rose’s inaccurate accusations and insinuations against Jill ironic was that she was the first person who stood up on Rose’s behalf, and alerted her bosses to the horrific experience which Rose suffered.”

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