Wife leaving Weinstein
NEW YORK – The crisis engulfing Harvey Weinstein has intensified after his wife announced she was leaving him, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama expressed disgust at his actions and threats were made to strip him of honours.
Georgina Chapman, the co-founder of the Marchesa luxury brand and the mother of two of Weinstein’s children, said she was ending her ten-year marriage to the disgraced producer.
“My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain because of these unforgivable actions,” she said after three women accused her husband of rape and more stars, including Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow said he had sexually harassed them.
“I have chosen to leave my husband. Caring for my young children is my first priority,” Chapman added.
Weinstein said he understood his wife’s desire to separate. In a statement released by his spokesperson, he said: “I support her decision, I am in counselling and perhaps, when I am better, we can rebuild.” ( Guardianuk)