Harvey Weinstein’s wife leaving him over ‘unforgivable actions’
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Harvey Weinstein’s wife leaving him over ‘unforgivable actions’

Georgina Chapman says her 'heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain' at the hands of her Hollywood mogul husband

US producer Harvey Weinstein and his wife Georgina Chapman arriving for the screening of the film 'Hands of Stone' at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 16, 2016. (AFP Photo/Alberto Pizzoli)
US producer Harvey Weinstein and his wife Georgina Chapman arriving for the screening of the film 'Hands of Stone' at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 16, 2016. (AFP Photo/Alberto Pizzoli)

The wife of disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein said Tuesday that the two would be splitting following the publication of a series of allegations of sexual misconduct against the famed film producer, including claims he raped an Italian film star and two other women.

British fashion designer Georgina Chapman, 41, told People magazine that she was leaving her husband.

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

Chapman co-founded the luxury brand Marchesa in 2004, the year she met Weinstein at a party in New York City. They married in 2007 and have two children together.

Harvey Weinstein (second from left) celebrates with Gwyneth Paltrow (second from right) after receiving the Oscar for best picture for ‘Shakespeare In Love’ during the 71st Annual Academy Awards Sunday, March 21, 1999, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion of the Los Angeles Music Center (AP Photo/Dave Caulkin)

Actresses Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie told The New York Times in a report Tuesday that Weinstein had sexually harassed them. Separately, three women accused Weinstein of raping them in a story published online by The New Yorker, including the Italian actress Asia Argento and a woman who was an aspiring actress in college when she caught Weinstein’s eye.

A representative for the mogul vehemently denied the allegations in a statement to the magazine.

The New York Times reported last week that Weinstein settled sexual harassment lawsuits with at least eight women. Weinstein was fired Sunday from the Weinstein Co.

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