Har­vey’s wife leaves Him WHILE MORE A-LIST AC­TORS SPEAK OUT!

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De­sign­ers Ge­orgina Chap­man and Keren Craig are two fash­ion swans wor­thy of the red carpet gowns they cre­ate for A-list stars. So ex­actly how will their dra­matic lux­ury brand March­esa fare in the on­slaught of sex­ual abuse claims against Chap­man’s dis­graced hus­band, Har­vey We­in­stein?

Chap­man took what some be­lieved was her only brand­sav­ing leap Tues­day as al­le­ga­tions against We­in­stein mounted, break­ing her si­lence when she told Peo­ple she was leav­ing the film mogul she mar­ried in 2007. The di­vorce rev­e­la­tion, fol­low­ing We­in­stein’s re­marks last week that she was stand­ing by her man, came as some on so­cial me­dia called for a March­esa boy­cott. Chap­man, his sec­ond wife, with whom he has two chil­dren said in her state­ment: “My heart breaks for all the women who have suf­fered tremen­dous pain be­cause of these un­for­giv­able ac­tions. 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.”

March­esa did not re­spond to re­quests for com­ment. The March­esa ori­gin story reads like this: The 41-year-old Chap­man was an ac­tress work­ing as a cos­tume designer in 2003 when she was spot­ted at a party in one of her own de­signs by the late fash­ion mag­a­zine ed­i­tor Isabella Blow, who urged her to fo­cus on the art of evening dress­ing. Chap­man and Craig then founded the brand in 2004, the year Chap­man met We­in­stein at a party in New York. Though they didn’t date at first, the blog Jezebel noted Chap­man’s com­ing out on the arm of We­in­stein at the 2005 Golden Globe Awards.

We­in­stein and Chap­man have two small chil­dren, ages 7 and 4. Af­ter their mar­riage, they presided as a Hol­ly­wood power cou­ple as March­esa continued to feast on the fruits of We­in­stein’s celebrity con­nec­tions. The axis on red car­pets has continued through the years. Mar­ket­ing re­searcher Robert Pas­sikoff, pres­i­dent of the New York con­sul­tancy Brand Keys, said only time will tell ex­actly how March­esa does in the We­in­stein fall­out, es­pe­cially among non-fa­mous con­sumers as op­posed to red carpet stars.

Ge­orgina Chap­man de­cided to leave Har­vey We­in­stein cit­ing his be­hav­iour as ‘un­for­giv­able’

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