Harvey Weinstein’s wife, Georgina Chapman, said Tuesday that she is leaving her husband—an announcement that comes mere hours after two women accused the embattled producer of rape.
In a statement obtained by People, Chapman, 41, said she’s separating from Weinstein, 61, after 10 years of marriage. The couple has two children together, India Pearl, 7, and Dashiell Max Robert, 4.
“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’s co-founder and designer said in Tuesday’s statement.
Weinstein told the New York Post that Chapman stood by him “100 percent” after a New York Times article accused him of sexually harassing multiple women for three decades and paying them to keep quiet.
“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,” he said. “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.”
However, Chapman’s announcement came shortly after The New Yorker released an even more damaging report where Italian actress Asia Argento and aspiring actress Lucia Evans accused Weinstein of rape. Argento said Weinstein had returned to the room naked and she “reluctantly” gave him a massage. From there, he reportedly forced her legs open and performed oral sex on her as she repeatedly told him to stop.
“It wouldn’t stop. It was a nightmare,” Argento said.
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