Rose McGowan Responds To Ex-Manager Jill Wessick's Suicide: 'The Bad Man Did This To Us Both'
Rose McGowan has expressed her grief after her ex-manager Jill Messick's suicide. In an Instagram post, she points her finger to a "bad man" for the devastating event.
The Scream actress mourned of the passing of 50-year-old Messick by uploading a photo of the sun. More than her sorrow for the tragic turn of events, McGowan seemingly hinted at Harvey Weinstein being the one responsible for the death.
"For Jill: May your family find some measure of solace during this pain. That one man could cause so much damage is astounding, but tragically true. The bad man did this to us both. May you find peace on the astral plane. May you find serenity with the stars," she wrote.
Jill Messick's Death
Messick took her own life on Wednesday, as confirmed by her family. However, the death only sparked a lot of controversy when the family lashed out at McGowan for dragging the film exec at the resounding and harrowing controversy surrounding the Miramax cofounder.
McGowan was a talent of Messick in 1997, the same time when the actress said she was raped by the powerful film magnate. This was revealed in a New York Times article published in October.
Months after her revelation, McGowan said that her management did not back her up during the time she spoke out against Weinstein.
Messick's family pointed out that Jill had gotten entangled in a mess that had seen the worse of her, just as the she had just started to build her life back.
"She became collateral damage in an already horrific story," the statement of the family read.
Furthermore, they slammed McGowan for allegedly getting Messick involved, who, according to her family, had kept mum amid the left and right accusations and vicious comments against her. They also revealed that Messick had been getting the attention she did not ask for and had allowed her name to be tarnished and her reputation ruined.
"She never chose to be a public figure; that choice was taken away from her," the family said.
The lengthy statement went on to narrate what transpired in 1997 and in the recent months leading to when Weinstein had been called out for allegedly sexually assaulting several women in the industry. Moreover, Messick's family blasted the media and questioned their role.
Messick was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and had been fighting depression for years. She worked under Lorne Michaels Productions and Miramax, producing Mean Girls.