Harvey Weinstein's Wife Georgina Chapman Leaving Him Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

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Harvey Weinstein’s wife, Georgina Chapman, is leaving him in the wake of sexual harassment allegations against the Hollywood heavyweight, People reports.

“My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain because of these unforgivable actions. I have chosen to leave my husband,” Chapman said in a statement to the publication. “Caring for my young children is my first priority and I ask the media for privacy at this time.”

“Over the last week, there has been a lot of pain for my family that I take responsibility for," Weinstein said of their split in a statement obtained by ET on Wednesday. 

"I sat down with my wife Georgina, who I love more than anything, and we discussed what was best for our family. We discussed the possibility of a separation and I encouraged her to do what was in her heart. In the end, she made the decision to separate. I understand, I love her and I love our children and hopefully, when I am better, I will be in their lives again. I support her decision, I am in counseling and perhaps, when I am better, we can rebuild.”

Chapman, a 41-year-old designer and co-founder of Marchesa, tied the knot with Weinstein, 65, in December 2007. The couple have two children together: 7-year old daughter India and 4-year-old son Dashiell.

The report of their split comes as a growing number of women speak out about experiencing inappropriate behavior from Weinstein.

 

Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie are among the Hollywood A-listers who have alleged that Weinstein acted illicitly while they were in his company.

In a New York Timesarticle published on Tuesday, Paltrow claimed that when she was 22, Weinstein summoned her to his suite at the Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel for a work meeting, which ended with him allegedly placing his hands on her and suggesting they head to the bedroom for massages. 

Paltrow said she refused the alleged advances and told friends, family members and her then-boyfriend, Brad Pitt, who ET has learned "strongly confronted [Weinstein] and told him repeatedly that it better never happen again." 

In an interview published by the New York Post  on Thursday, Weinstein said that Chapman “stands 100% behind me,” and was helping him become “a better person.”

ET has reached out to Chapman’s rep for comment.

See more on the allegations against Weinstein in the video below.