Reports: Harvey Weinstein's wife, fashion designer Georgina Chapman, is leaving him

Friday, 13 October 2017, 08:16:04 PM. 'My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered,' Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman says in a statement after the sex scandal.

Five days after the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal exploded, the movie producer's wife has announced she's leaving him.

“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,” Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman told People in a statement.

The split was separately confirmed by Us Weekly.

The separation runs counter to the united front Weinstein presented last Thursday after allegations of decades of sexual harassment broke in The New York Times.


At the time, the movie mogul said his wife of 10 years “stands 100 percent behind me."

"Georgina and I have talked about this at length," he told the New York Post, noting that the couple strategized before the Times piece went live. "We went out with (legal consultant) Lisa Bloom last night when we knew the article was coming out. Georgina will be with Lisa and others kicking my (butt) to be a better human being and to apologize to people for my bad behavior, to say I’m sorry, and to absolutely mean it.”


This is the second marriage for Weinstein, 65, who married the Marchesa designer in 2007. He was previously married to Eve Chilton from 1987 to 2004 with whom he shares three children aged 14 to 22. Weinstein and Chapman, 41, have two children, India Pearl, 7, and Dashiell Max Robert, 4.

reports-harvey-weinsteins-wife-fashion-designer-georgina-chapman-is-leaving-him photo 1 Harvey Weinstein was hit with allegations of almost three decades of sexual harassment Thursday in the 'New York Times.' The mega-producer has long been part of the Hollywood elite. Here, he poses with Sienna Miller at a dinner in 2009.  Donald Bowers, Getty Images for The Weinstein Creports-harvey-weinsteins-wife-fashion-designer-georgina-chapman-is-leaving-him photo 2 From left to right, David Parfitt, Donna Gigliotti, Harvey Weinstein, Gwyneth Paltrow, Edward Zwick and Marc Norman all celebrate after receiving the Oscar for best picture for "Shakespeare In Love" during the 71st Annual Academy Awards Sunday, March 21, 1999 in Los Angeles. Paltrow won the Oscar for best actress in the movie.   Dave Caulkin, APreports-harvey-weinsteins-wife-fashion-designer-georgina-chapman-is-leaving-him photo 3 Tom Cruise, who executive produced 'The Others' with Weinstein in 2001, playfully engaged him at the premiere.  Kevin Winter, Getty Imagesreports-harvey-weinsteins-wife-fashion-designer-georgina-chapman-is-leaving-him photo 4 In 2010, Weinstein and Marion Cotillard spoke together during amfAR's Cinema Against AIDS benefit gala at that year's Cannes Film Festival.  Francois Durand, Getty Imagesreports-harvey-weinsteins-wife-fashion-designer-georgina-chapman-is-leaving-him photo 5 Kerry Washington and Harvey Weinstein posed for a photo at the 2010 premiere of 'The Tillman Story.'  Andrew H. Walker, Getty Images for the Weinstein Creports-harvey-weinsteins-wife-fashion-designer-georgina-chapman-is-leaving-him photo 6 In 2013, Weinstein and his then-pregnant wife Georgina Chapman attended the Oscars, where his movie 'Silver Linings Playbook' was up for eight Academy Awards.  Dan MacMedan, USA TODAYreports-harvey-weinsteins-wife-fashion-designer-georgina-chapman-is-leaving-him photo 7 'Silver Linings Playbook,' earned Jennifer Lawrence her first Oscar for best actress.  Charley Gallay, Getty Images for VFreports-harvey-weinsteins-wife-fashion-designer-georgina-chapman-is-leaving-him photo 8 George Clooney and Weinstein sat near each other at the 2013 Critics' Choice Awards.  Michael Kovac, WireImagereports-harvey-weinsteins-wife-fashion-designer-georgina-chapman-is-leaving-him photo 9 Hillary Clinton, then secretary of state, laughed with Weinstein at the 2012 TIME 100 Gala celebrating the magazine's list of the most influential people in the world.  Larry Busacca, Getty Images for TIMEreports-harvey-weinsteins-wife-fashion-designer-georgina-chapman-is-leaving-him photo 10 Duchess Kate met Weinstein at the 2013 London premiere of 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.'  Chris Jackson, Getty Imagesreports-harvey-weinsteins-wife-fashion-designer-georgina-chapman-is-leaving-him photo 11 Director Lee Daniels, Oprah Winfrey, and Harvey Weinstein posed at the after-party for 'The Butler' in 2013.  Charley Gallay, Getty Images for TWCreports-harvey-weinsteins-wife-fashion-designer-georgina-chapman-is-leaving-him photo 12 Weinstein was presented with the W.E.B. Du Bois medal by Glenn Hutchins in 2014 at Harvard. The Du†Bois Medal is Harvard's highest honor in the field of African and African-American Studies.  Steven Senne, APreports-harvey-weinsteins-wife-fashion-designer-georgina-chapman-is-leaving-him photo 13 Auctioneer Sharon Stone gets an assist from Jeremy Renner, Nicole Kidman and Harvey Weinstein at the Cinema Against AIDS dinner in 2013.  Kevin Tachman, NONEreports-harvey-weinsteins-wife-fashion-designer-georgina-chapman-is-leaving-him photo 14 Weinstein poses with Zendaya at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards in 2015.  Nicholas Hunt, Getty Imagesreports-harvey-weinsteins-wife-fashion-designer-georgina-chapman-is-leaving-him photo 15 Weinstein and his fashion-designer wife, Georgina Chapman, hit the 2017 Weinstein Company-Netflix Golden Globes After-Party.  NINA PROMMER, EPAreports-harvey-weinsteins-wife-fashion-designer-georgina-chapman-is-leaving-him photo 16 Weinstein was in the first row for the February 2017 Marchesa show at New York Fashion Week to see the latest designs from his wife's label. He was flanked by 'This Is Us' star Mandy Moore and 'Vogue' editor Anna Wintour.  Theo Wargo, (Credit too long, see caption)reports-harvey-weinsteins-wife-fashion-designer-georgina-chapman-is-leaving-him photo 17 Weinstein sat with former NBC anchor and current Investigation Discovery host Tamron Hall at Marchesa's most recent New York Fashion Week show in September.  Nicholas Hunt, Getty Images For NYFWreports-harvey-weinsteins-wife-fashion-designer-georgina-chapman-is-leaving-him photo 18 In March, Weinstein, and JAY=Z spoke onstage during a town hall in NYC.  Dave Kotinsky, Getty Images for Spike

In 2004, Chapman co-founded the luxury brand Marchesa, which is known for its dramatically embellished tulle confections.

Stars including Sandra Bullock, Penelope Cruz, Renee Zellweger, Anne Hathaway, Kate Hudson and Katy Perry have worn Marchesa's gowns on red carpets.Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour is a regular at Marchesa fashion shows, which have long attracted major celebrities as front-row guests.

To date, The New York Times reported that they had learned of legal settlements with at least eight women. The New Yorker followed with damaging accounts from three women who allege that Weinstein forced them to perform or receive oral sex and forced vaginal sex, as well as four women who told the magazine that they experienced unwanted touching that could be classified as an assault.

USA TODAY has reached out to multiple representatives for Chapman. When one assistant was reached, this reporter identified herself and the representative hung up the phone. 


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