‘My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain because of these unforgivable actions'
From the editors of People
Words by Mary Green and Jodi Guglielmi
Harvey Weinstein’s wife, Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman, is leaving him — as more women continue to step forward to accuse the movie mogul of decades of sexual harassment and assault.
Weinstein, 65, and Chapman, 41, married in 2007 and have two children together.
‘My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain because of these unforgivable actions. I have chosen to leave my husband. Caring for my young children is my first priority and I ask the media for privacy at this time,’ Chapman says in a statement to PEOPLE.
In the wake of the first allegations by multiple women in a New York Times report, Weinstein, who has denied allegations of nonconsensual sex, initially said Chapman was standing behind him.
‘She stands 100 percent behind me. Georgina and I have talked about this at length,’ Weinstein told the New York Post, adding that Chapman was helping him become ‘a better human’ and to ‘apologise to people for my bad behaviour, to say I’m sorry, and to absolutely mean it.’
On Sunday, Weinstein was fired from his powerhouse film studio.
‘In light of new information about misconduct by Harvey Weinstein that has emerged in the past few days, the directors of The Weinstein Company — Robert Weinstein, Lance Maerov, Richard Koenigsberg and Tarak Ben Ammar — have determined, and have informed Harvey Weinstein, that his employment with The Weinstein Company is terminated, effective immediately,’ the Weinstein Company said in a statement.