Rose McGowan’s Manager at Time of Alleged Harvey Weinstein Rape Commits Suicide

Longtime Hollywood exec had arranged McGowan-Weinstein meeting

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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.

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