One of the sadder stories to come out of the ten billion sad stories that make up the Harvey Weinstein scandal is the suicide of film executive Jill Messick, 50, this week. Jill was the former Miramax executive who previously managed Rose McGowan’s career in the late-90s. She was Rose’s manager in 1997 when Rose claims Harvey Weinstein raped her at the Sundance Film Festival. Since the floodgates of scandal opened, Rose has gone in on Jill, publicly blaming her for not being supportive of her after the alleged rape and for taking a job with her supposed rapist. Jill’s family said it took a toll on her. Rose posted about her former manager’s death on Instagram yesterday. Continue reading
As if the situation between Rose McGowan and Harvey Weinstein couldn’t get any more awful, we have this really awful news. The Hollywood Reporter says that Rose’s former manager (and later, former employee of Miramax) Jill Messick was found dead on Wednesday after taking her own life at the age of 50. According to a pretty heavy statement from her family, it sounds like they believe her death was related to Rose’s fight against Harvey.
Rose McGowan Got Into A Messy Screaming Fight With A Trans Woman During An Event For Her Book (UPDATE)
Rose McGowan has been really busy promoting her book Brave, her E! reality show and talking about how she’s leading her #ROSEARMY to fight the rapists. She’s been everywhere talking about sexual abuse in Hollywood and her own experiences, like how she was molested by a very famous man when she was only 15 and how the iconic dress she wore to the 1998 MTV VMAs was a protest against The Monster (aka Harvey Weinstein) she says raped her. Many have praised Rose for fighting the fight against predators, but others (like Meryl Streep) haven’t been happy about some of things she’s said. One of Rose’s critics came at her during an event for her book at the Barnes & Noble in Manhattan’s Union Square on Wednesday night, and it turned into a raging dumpster fire of a wreck. It was like a scene out of Tumblr Fight: Live!
Rose McGowan’s E! docuseries Citizen Rose premiered last night, which means Harvey Weinstein, or “the monster” as she calls him, was bound to get a new batch of bad Google alerts. Harvey’s team attempted to do some damage control by digging through his email archives and found what they consider to be a conscience-clearing conversation with Ben Affleck.
Rose McGowan has been fighting a tireless fight against sexual predators, and it turns out that fight is expensive. Rose was at the Television Critics Association’s press tour in Pasadena, CA yesterday to promote her new E! show Citizen Rose, and she talked about her current career as a “monster” slayer. It’s too bad Rose can’t collect a salary for being the general of the #RoseArmy, because it sounds like she could really use the extra cash.
One of the millions of allegations against Harvey Weinstein was Rose McGowan’s claim that he raped her at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival and gave her $100,000 in hush money. Not long after Rose said fuck it to any possible NDAs and said that Harvey did rape her, her former boyfriend and Grindhouse co-director Robert Rodriguez chimed in, saying he and Rose plotted to sell Grindhouse to Dimension as an act of revenge. Except according to Rose, Robert’s story needs a little footnote about how she believes he manipulated her by using her assault against her.