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Jill Messick, Rose McGowan’s manager at time of alleged Harvey Weinstein rape, commits suicide
www.nydailynews.com ^ | Thursday, February 8, 2018, 5:54 PM | Rachel Desantis

Posted on 02/09/2018 7:13:49 AM PST by Red Badger

A longtime Hollywood exec who served as Rose McGowan's manager when the actress was allegedly raped by Harvey Weinstein committed suicide Wednesday amid a slew of media attention her family says made her collateral damage in the pair’s war of words.

Jill Messick's family said in a statement obtained by the Daily News she had battled depression for many years, but had recently been "victimized" by allegations put forth by McGowan and the subsequent response from Weinstein.

The former Miramax production executive was McGowan's manager in January 1997, when the actress has claimed she was raped by Weinstein in a hotel suite at the Sundance Film Festival.

In October, McGowan told The New York Times that her meeting with Weinstein was arranged by Messick — and that she was comforted by the manager after divulging details of the attack.


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Music/Entertainment; Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: 1moretime; mcgowan; weinstein

1 posted on 02/09/2018 7:13:49 AM PST by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

Suicide- the permanent solution to a temporary problem.


2 posted on 02/09/2018 7:14:47 AM PST by jalisco555 ("In a Time of Universal Deceit Telling the Truth Is a Revolutionary Act" - George Orwell)
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To: Red Badger

I always hate when people blame a suicide on a particular person or situation. People who commit suicide are clinically depressed. The suicide has little to do with the fact that someone said something mean about them or that they got some bad publicity. Those things may have been the triggers, but if they weren’t, something else would have been.


3 posted on 02/09/2018 7:18:33 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Red Badger

If she knew or should have known that she was putting a girl in danger, then guilt is appropriate. The correct solution, however, is to atone by devoting the remainder of her life to protecting the innocent, not to end that life.


4 posted on 02/09/2018 7:20:02 AM PST by Pollster1 ("Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed")
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To: Pollster1
Jill
5 posted on 02/09/2018 7:35:19 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true, I have no proof, but they're true)
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To: knarf
Rose
6 posted on 02/09/2018 7:36:41 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true, I have no proof, but they're true)
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To: Red Badger

Is this a two-shots-to-the-back-of-the-head Arkansas Suicide?


7 posted on 02/09/2018 7:44:31 AM PST by samtheman (We dont need no stinking summaries. Release unedited FISA documents.)
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To: samtheman

No, just your average elitist suicide...............


8 posted on 02/09/2018 7:47:15 AM PST by Red Badger (Wanna surprise? Google your own name. Wanna have fun? Google your friends names......)
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To: Red Badger
"...at the Sundance Film Festival"

[Putting inquisitive Spock face on]

Really now, the Sundance Film Festival? Hmmm...

9 posted on 02/09/2018 7:51:17 AM PST by OKSooner (Joan Rivers, RIP)
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To: Red Badger

Oh, well.


10 posted on 02/09/2018 7:55:01 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Red Badger

She set up the meeting with Weinstein. She worked for him and everyone who worked for him knew what he was. She got in bed with the devil. And in the end the devil got his due.


11 posted on 02/09/2018 8:56:14 AM PST by Terry Mross (Liver spots And blood thinners..)
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To: knarf

I have to wonder if Weinstein ever assaulted Jill.


12 posted on 02/09/2018 8:58:06 AM PST by Terry Mross (Liver spots And blood thinners..)
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