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Rose McGowan Breaks Silence Over Jill Messick’s Death in the Wake of Weinstein Allegations

Updated On 10 Feb, 2018 Published On

Rose McGowan has broken silence over her former manager Jill Messick, in the wake of Harvey Weinstein's sexual abuse and rape allegations, who died of apparent suicide on Wednesday, February 7.

The 44-year-old actress posted a photo of the sun via Instagram on Saturday, February 10, along with a message for Jill.

Rose captioned the snap,

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.

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Harvey’s family released a statement to The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday, February 8, in which he claimed that Jill was “victimized” by Rose’s allegations of sexual misconduct against Harvey.

The family wrote in the statement,

Jill was victimized by our new culture of unlimited information sharing and a willingness to accept statement as fact. She became collateral damage in an already horrific story.

The statement continued,

Many women have come out with allegations against Harvey Weinstein, including Rose McGowan, who has repeatedly spoken with the press, striking out against not only her alleged attacker but a great many others. One of them was Jill.

Jill served Rose as her manager in 1997, the same year that the Charmed star says she was raped by Harvey at the Sundance Film Festival. She was a production executive at Miramax, a movie production outfit that was run by Harvey and his brother Bob from 1997 to 2003.

After 44-year-old Rose went public with her sexual assault claims against the disgraced mogul, the 65-year-old brought Jill’s name into the case, with his attorney Ben Brafman releasing an email from Jill.

In a statement, Jill's family claimed that her battle with depression led to her committing suicide, and pointed their fingers at the Rose-Harvey ordeal.

The family statement reads,

Over the past few months, many women have come out with allegations against Harvey Weinstein, including Rose McGowan, who has repeatedly spoken with the press, striking out against not only her alleged attacker, but a great many others. One of them was Jill, who chose to remain silent in the face of Rose’s slanderous statements against her for fear of undermining the many individuals who came forward in truth.