Sundance Film Festival

Family blames movie executive's suicide on Weinstein scandal

Jill Messick, who served as a producer on films such as "Frida" and "Baby Mama," has taken her own life, her family said in a statement Thursday. The mother of two died Wednesday in Los Angeles. She was 50.

Messick had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and struggled with depression for years, the family said. But added that she also had been distraught from the recent spotlight on her after details emerged on alleged sexual misconduct by Harvey Weinstein, saying she "became collateral damage in an already horrific story."

Actress Rose McGowan says Weinstein raped her at the Sundance Film Festival in 1997. She recently said that Messick, who...

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