Rose McGowan's Former Assistant Jill Messick Commits Suicide At 50, Family Says Messick Was Used As 'Collateral Damage' Between The Two Parties In Weinstein Scandal
On 12th February 2018
Jill Messick killed herself on February 8. The deceased's family blames Rose McGowan and Harvey Weinstein for using her for the purpose of their own gain and their battle pushed her into depression which the 50-year old was not able to fight off the depression and broke under it. According to Jill's family, Jill was the victim of mistruths, without knowing the complete truth the whole world pointed fingers towards her and Jill in return kept her mouth shut because being a firm supporter of the metoo movement she didn't want to trivialize the cause with her issue.
#1 Jill Messick Was Constantly Dragged Into The Battle Of Two People
Jill Mesick, 50, a mother of two in a tragic turn of events killed herself on February 8 after struggling with depression for months. Hours after her death, Jill's family released a statement, in which her family referred her as "collateral damage" as 50-year old was constantly dragged into the battle of Harvey and Rose.
Harvey Weinstein's scandal dragged a lot of names in the mud. One of which is Rose McGowan's former assistant Jill Messick. Rose blamed her former assistant that it was because of Jill that her first meeting with Harvey Weinstein was arranged.
#2 Jill Was Purposely Kept In Dark
In 1997, Jill joined Addis Wechsler as an entry-level manager. Her first client was actress Rose and she set up the first meeting between Rose and Harvey Weinstein one morning during the Sundance Film Festival. Rose later informed Jill of the treatment she received during her meeting the film producer. She allegedly got undressed and got in the bathtub with Weinstein. Jill regretted every moment of her decision after knowing the incident but according to Jill's family Rose subsequently never mentioned rape, which she revealed during her interview with New York Times in 2017.
Jill arranged a meeting with the officials where she was told that everything will be handled, months later Jill figured out that things have been handled and continued her work with Weinstein, she was also unaware that Rose had an out of court settlement with Harvey and she received $10,000 as settlement fees. Rose later in her interview revealed, she felt let down by her managers.
#3 Rose McGowan Blamed Jill For Her Incident With Weinstein And Made Sure To Drag Her Name In Mud In Every TV Interview She Gave
Rose has mentioned her former assistant in a number of interviews. Jill's family in their statement say the unwanted attention Jill received because of the negative image portrayed of her by Rose was something that pushed her further into depression. The media attention even led to the release of documents by Harvey's team which included an email which Jill wrote to Harvey recounting her account of the conversation she had with Rose.
The statement read, "In this e-mail, Jill offered the truth based on what she remembers Rose telling her about the Sundance account. In the face of Rose’s continued and embellished accusations last week, Harvey took it upon himself to release the e-mail without her consent."
#4 Jill Was Helpless And Depressed Over The Situation
The devastating family states that Jill was heartbroken and helpless when she saw her name dragged again and again by two people who were continuously using her for their own personal reasons without keeping her well being in mind. "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 for her. It broke Jill, who was just starting to get her life back on track."