Just today, Harvey Weinstein’s wife, Georgina Chapman, released a statement to People announcing she would be 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,” she told the outlet.
The Marchesa designer married Weinstein in 2007. Weinstein, 65, and Chapman, 41, have two children together — India Pearl, 7, and Dashiell Max Robert, 4.
The separation follows articles in both the New York Times and the New Yorker stating that the Hollywood producer has been accused of sexual assault by multiple women. Many actors and actresses have called the alleged behavior “disturbing” and “inexcusable.”
Weinstein released a statement last week and gave an interview to the New York Post where he stated his marriage was standing firm.
“She stands 100 percent behind me. Georgina and I have talked about this at length. We went out with Lisa Bloom last night when we knew the article was coming out. Georgina will be with Lisa and others kicking my ass 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.” Harvey Weinstein
Several actresses came forward accusing Weinstein of sexual misconduct including Angelina Jolie, Gweneth Paltrow, Ashley Judd, Mira Sorvino, and Rosanna Arquette. Sorvino and Arquette said that after rejecting Weinstein’s unwanted advances, they were removed from or kept from being hired for projects.
As a rebuttal to the forcible sex charges Weinstein released another statement today through a spokesperson.
“Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein. Mr. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances. Mr. Weinstein obviously can’t speak to anonymous allegations, but with respect to any women who have made allegations on the record, Mr. Weinstein believes that all of these relationships were consensual. Mr. Weinstein has begun counseling, has listened to the community and is pursuing a better path. Mr. Weinstein is hoping that, if he makes enough progress, he will be given a second chance.”
It’s been reported on The Daily News that Weinstein is flying to Europe and checking himself into a sex addiction rehab center.
A source contradicts the rehab center rumors by saying he’s just seeking counseling in Europe.
“He needs his peace. He’s been hounded all week. He lost his company and his wife. What more can you lose?” the source said. “He’s got to go find peace.”