Messick also served as actress Rose McGowan's manager earlier in her career, McGowan was her client in January 1997 during the Sundance Film Festival, McGowan claimed that now disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein raped her during the film festival.
In the statement, Messick's family told the Reporter, "Harvey's desperate attempt to vindicate himself, was devastating for her".
In this November 23, 2011 file photo, film producer Harvey Weinstein poses for a photo in NY.
The producer's family said that Messick chose to stay silent amid the allegations because she didn't want to silence McGowan.
Jill died, age 50, with her family releasing a statement admitting she w as bi-polar and being brought back into the scandal by both Rose and Harvey led to her suicide. The "Charmed" alum said that she informed Messick and Ben Affleck about Weinstein's misconduct, but both of them denied being told by the actress.
People outside the film industry wouldn't have known the name of veteran producer Jill Messick until last week.
The family added that Messick believed in the #MeToo movement and supported the women coming forward to expose "those who had committed previously unspeakable deeds". She said the manager comforted her after she revealed what happened in a hotel suite.
The new book "Brave" by McGowan, which was released on Jan 30, claimed that Messick did very little to help her after McGowan initially came clean about the alleged sexual attack by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Despite this, Jill recognized that Harvey had done something untoward to Rose, if not illegal. In the many years we worked together I witnessed her professionalism while being pregnant, a mother and through incredible pressure. "Mr. Weinstein never fought with Ms. Hayek on set and this comment does not reflect how he feels about her; he doesn't recall ever saying such an bad thing". They said it "offered the truth based on what she remembers Rose telling her about the Sundance account", but that Weinstein had made it public without Messick's consent.
EW could not immediately reach the Messick family. "In the face of inappropriate behavior, Jill handled the situation appropriately".
The statement then turns its attention to the media, a powerful and fearsome tool that has the ability to "create further victims". Most individuals would be horrified to have their name spotlighted in a major global news story-let alone their photograph. We can not forget that the media is a fearsome tool which can not be used indiscriminately or even inadvertently to create further victims. Night Shymalan, Tina Fey and Mean Girls director Mark Waters expressing their grief. "We take for granted the angels that come into our lives".
The statement ended by saying, "Words matter" and "Someone's life may depend on it".