We­in­stein’s wife: I was naive

Weekend Herald - - World -

The es­tranged wife of Har­vey We­in­stein has said she was “ter­ri­bly naive” not to sus­pect his be­hav­iour and fears their chil­dren’s lives will be blighted for­ever by the scan­dal. Ge­orgina Chap­man, a fash­ion de­signer, said she had been hap­pily mar­ried and con­sid­ered We­in­stein to be a “won­der­ful part­ner” un­til ac­cu­sa­tions of sex­ual as­sault and ha­rass­ment be­gan mount­ing up against him. Break­ing her si­lence for the first time since the al­le­ga­tions be­gan sur­fac­ing in Oc­to­ber, Chap­man wept as she dis­cussed the cou­ple’s chil­dren, In­dia, 7, and Dashiell, 5. “There was a part of me that was ter­ri­bly naive — clearly, so naive. I have mo­ments of rage, I have mo­ments of con­fu­sion, I have mo­ments of dis­be­lief. And I have mo­ments when I just cry for my chil­dren. What are their lives go­ing to be?” Chap­man told US Vogue. She main­tained that We­in­stein was “a won­der­ful fa­ther to my kids” and “was a won­der­ful part­ner to me”. She added: “That’s what makes this so in­cred­i­bly pain­ful: I had what I thought was a very happy mar­riage. I loved my life.” Asked if she was ever sus­pi­cious about the Hol­ly­wood mogul’s be­hav­iour, she said: “Ab­so­lutely not. Never.”

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