In the wake of The New York Times publishing another damning report today about the “complicity machine” that allowed film mogul Harvey Weinstein to allegedly harass, abuse or rape women for years, we wondered how his wife Georgina Chapman was feeling.
Just five days after the same publication broke the Weinstein scandal in October – and simultaneously set off a domino effect around the world exposing those guilty of sexual assault – Chapman announced she was leaving her husband. “My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain because of these unforgivable actions,” she said in a statement. “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.” Weinstein responded. “I am in counselling.” He said. “Perhaps, when I am better, [Georgina and my family] can rebuild.”
The fashion designer has not spoken about Weinstein since the split but her friend, actress Alyssa Milano, gave U.S. journalist Megyn Kelly an update on Chapman’s emotional wellbeing. “Georgina is doing very well,” she said. “She’s an amazing mother. She’s an amazing woman. I think her priority right now is focusing on how to raise those two children to the best of her capacity, given the situation. She goes through very dark times. She’s very sad. This is not easy for her, but I have no doubt that not only will she come out on the other side of this, but she deserves to. She’s a good woman.”
The future of Chapman’s label, Marchesa, hangs in the balance as its widely known Weinstein funded the fashion line. It’s still unknown whether Weinstein’s association will taint the label’s reputation on the red carpet. Awards season in January will tell all.