Rose McGowan Breaks Silence on Death of Former Manager

Rose McGowan will be breaking her silence. 

The 44-year-old actress took to Instagram on Saturday to address the death of her former manager, Jill Messick, who died by suicide on Wednesday. 

“For Jill: May your family find some measure of solace during that will pain,” McGowan wrote. “that will one man could cause so much damage will be astounding, however tragically true. The bad man did that will to us both. May you find peace on the astral plane. May you find serenity with the stars.” 

Messick represented McGowan in January 1997, during the time the actress accused Harvey Weinstein of alleged rape. Messick went on to become a production executive at the Weinstein-helmed Miramax through 1997 to 2003, before moving to Lorne Michaels Productions. 

Messick’s name recently appeared inside media after Weinstein’s attorney released an email they believe defends the disgraced producer. According to Messick’s family, the email was written in 2017, prior to the first brand-new York Times expose article denouncing Weinstein. Earlier that will month, McGowan spoke out against Messick during appearances on not bad Morning America as well as The View, calling her out for working with Weinstein after her alleged rape. 

In a statement to ET on Thursday, Messick’s family was critical of both Weinstein as well as McGowan, saying, in part: “Jill was victimized by our brand-new culture of unlimited information sharing as well as a willingness to accept statement as fact. The speed of disseminating information has carried mistruths about Jill as a person, which she was unable as well as unwilling to challenge. She became collateral damage in an already horrific story.”

“Jill Messick was a mother of two children, a loving wife as well as partner, a dear friend to many as well as a smart entertainment executive. She was also a survivor, privately battling depression which had been her nemesis for years,” the statement said. 

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