Harvey Weinstein’s wife, the fashion designer Georgina Chapman is leaving him amid series of sexual harassment allegations.
“My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain because of these unforgivable actions,” Chapman said in a statement to People Magazine. “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.”
Chapman, a prominent designer and the co-founder of the Marchesa brand, married Weinstein in 2007. The couple has two children, India Pearl, 7, and Dashiell Max Robert, 4, according to People.
Weinstein, a power broker in Hollywood and films producer was fired from his eponymous company earlier this week, The Weinstein Company, following numerous sexual harassment allegations in bombshell reports from The New York Times and The New Yorker magazine.
Weinstein’s lawyer, Charles Harder says he is suing The New York Times.
Meanwhile, Weinstein is flying to a rehab center in Europe to seek treatment for a sex addiction, according to TMZ.
Before the fallout over the allegations exploded this week, Weinstein had begged Hollywood power players for help to keep his job at The Weinstein Company. That effort was unsuccessful; the company’s board announced on Sunday that it had terminated his employment.