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.
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.