After being slammed by a lot of people for ignoring the tragic death of her former manager and instead, posting about her accomplishments, Rose McGowan finally took to social media today to address Jill Messick's suicide on February 7.
Messick's name became involved in the Weinstein fallout that began last October, when numerous women started stepping forward with their own claims of misconduct from the now-disgraced producer.
Jill's family members released an official statement about what took place, claiming she was collateral damage of the whole situation with Harvey Weinstein. The bad man did this to us both. May you find serenity with the stars, ' she captioned the pic of the sun.
In a February 8 statement to THR, Messick's family was sharply critical of Weinstein and McGowan: "Jill was victimized by our new culture of unlimited information sharing and a willingness to accept statement as fact". The mother of two died Wednesday in Los Angeles.
Messick, 50, battled depression for many years, according to a statement obtained by the Daily News from her family, but the recent thrust into the spotlight had made things harder.
"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", the statement continued.
In January, Weinstein's lawyer published emails from Messick and Ben Affleck and said they proved McGowan's accusations were a "performance".
"She opted not to add to the feeding frenzy, allowing her name and her reputation to be sullied despite having done nothing wrong", the statement said.
"She put her arms around me", McGowan told the paper.
After-hours messages left with representatives seeking comment from Weinstein and McGowan were not immediately returned.