I am pro­foundly dev­as­tated: Har­vey

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LOS AN­GE­LES: Har­vey We­in­stein said he is “dev­as­tated” as al­le­ga­tions of sex­ual mis­con­duct con­tinue to mount against him. Less than a week af­ter a New

York Times ex­pose de­tailed decades of We­in­stein’s al­leged in­ap­pro­pri­ate be­hav­iour to­wards women, the movie mogul’s wife Ge­orgina Chap­man an­nounced that she is “leav­ing” him.

“I am pro­foundly dev­as­tated. I have lost my wife and kids, whom I love more than any­thing else. I fully sup­port her de­ci­sion. I didn’t stand in Ge­orgina’s way when we dis­cussed a sep­a­ra­tion, I en­cour­aged her to do what was in her heart. I know she has to do what is best for the chil­dren, for her­self and her busi­ness, she em­ploys 130 peo­ple.

“I don’t want her or my chil­dren to be hurt any more than they al­ready have. I truly love Ge­orgina, and I hope one day we can rec­on­cile, although right now I don’t know if that could pos­si­bly hap­pen,” We­in­stein told Page Six.

Re­cently, a New Yorker ar­ti­cle in­cluded more al­le­ga­tions against the We­in­stein Co. co-founder, who was fired from his own com­pany. In a state­ment to the New Yorker, a rep­re­sen­ta­tive for We­in­stein de­nied the al­le­ga­tions pre­sented in the new story.

Many big Hol­ly­wood names in­clud­ing Meryl Streep, Judi Dench, Ge­orge Clooney, Kate Winslet, Leonardo Dicaprio have spo­ken out against We­in­stein in re­cent days. An­gelina Jolie and Gwyneth Pal­trow are among those who have come for­ward with their own al­le­ga­tions of mis­con­duct by We­in­stein.

The source says that Chap­man spent the week­end speak­ing to ad­vis­ers and pub­li­cists, and she made the de­ci­sion to leave him once the New Yorker piece dropped, in which three women ac­cused her hus­band of rape.

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