As the Harvey Weinstein scandal widens, the disgraced movie mogul may soon find himself in divorce court after his wife, Georgina Chapman, has announced she’s leaving him.
“My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain because of these unforgivable actions,” says Chapman in a statement to People.
“I have chosen to leave my husband,” her statement continues. “Caring for my young children is my first priority and I ask the media for privacy at this time.”
Weinstein was fired from his own firm, The Weinstein Company, following a damning New York Times expose detailing a decades-long pattern of sexual harassment of women, with stars including Rose McGowan, Ashley Judd, Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie among the many women to come forward and allege they too were victims of Weinstein’s predatory sexual advances.
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Chapman’s exit stands in harsh contrast to earlier statements Weinstein made as the scandal was still breaking, in which he claimed his wife was behind him all the way.
In a subsequent interview with the Daily Mail, Weinstein insisted his family was united behind him. “I have had tough conversations with my family, really tough ones but my family is standing with me,” he said. “I have a journey and I have to prove to every person that’s out there that I’m worthy of them and I have to prove to my family the same thing,”
Chapman and Weinstein were married in 2007, and have two children together.