Jill Messick Wiki
Jill Messick was an American film producer. On February 8, 2018, Jill took her own life in Los Angeles.
Jill was born on July 27, 1967. She attended Santa Barbara High School and graduated with a degree in communications from University of Southern California.
She worked as a film production executive for Miramax Films from 1997 to 2003 and prior to that she worked as a manager at Addis-Wechsler & Associates. After 2003, she worked as an executive producer for Lorne Michaels. Messick executive-produced films like Baby Mama, Mean Girls, She’s All That and Hot Red. She was also McGowan’s manager in 1997 when the actress says she was raped by Harvey Weinstein.
Regarding her personal life, she was married to Kevin Missick. However, Kevin and Jill eventually got a divorce. She had one daughter and a son.
Jill Messick Death
On February 8, 2018 Messick committed suicide in Los Angeles. This incident came after the release of McGowan’s book “Brave” which claims that Messick did little to help her after she confided in her about the attack by Weinstein. She was dragged into the case in between Harvey Weinstein case and Rose McGowan.
Shortly after her suicide, Messick’s family issued a statement saying that she had battled depression. The family also lashed out at Harvey Weinstein and Rose McGowan saying she had become collateral damage in the movement.
The statement released by her family said (In Short):
“Jill was victimized by our new culture of unlimited information sharing and a willingness to accept statement as fact. The speed of disseminating information has carried mistruths about Jill as a person, which she was unable and unwilling to challenge. She became collateral damage in an already horrific story.”
“Jill believed in the Movement. She supported every woman finally coming forward to share their dark truths and expose those who had committed previously unspeakable deeds. She was loyal. She was strong. Jill was many things, but she was not a liar. 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.”
Someone’s life may depend on it.