Harvey Weinstein’s wife, Georgina Chapman announced announced this week that she left her husband Hollywood producer, Harvey Weinstein after reports detailing Weinstein’s alleged sexual misconduct toward multiple women.
“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,” she told People in a statement Tuesday.
Chapman, 41, founded the luxury brandknown for it's red carpet gowns. She met Weinstein at a New York City party in 2004 when she started the brand with design partner Keren Craig.
They have two children: 7-year-old India Pearl and 4-year-old Dashiell.
Weinstein assisted in getting celebrities to wear Chapman's fashion label. Among other big films, The Weinstein Company produces "Project Runway".
Weinstein has also reportedly assisted in getting celebrities to wear Chapman's fashion label.
“I support her decision, I am in counseling and perhaps, when I am better, we can rebuild. Over the last week, there has been a lot of pain for my family that I take responsibility for,” the producer told People in a statement on Tuesday.
Weinstein later told Page Six on Wednesday, "I am profoundly devastated. I have lost my wife and kids, whom I love more than anything else."
Fashion industry stands behind Georgina in this difficult time.
List of women accusing Harvey Weinstein is long and growing. Here are some of the names we know of so far.
The "Underworld" star said she first took a meeting with Weinstein when she was 17.
"I was called to meet Harvey Weinstein at the Savoy Hotel when I was 17. I assumed it would be in a conference room which was very common. When I arrived ,reception told me to go to his room. He opened the door in his bathrobe," she wrote. "I was incredibly naive and young and it did not cross my mind that this older, unattractive man would expect me to have any sexual interest in him. After declining alcohol and announcing that I had school in the morning I left, uneasy but unscathed."
"A few years later he asked me if he had tried anything with me in that first meeting. I realized he couldn't remember if he had assaulted me or not. I had what I thought were boundaries - I said no to him professionally many times over the years-some of which ended up with him screaming at me calling me a cunt and making threats, some of which made him laughingly tell people oh 'Kate lives to say no to me,'" she continued.
"Let's stop allowing our young women to be sexual cannon fodder, and let's remember that Harvey is an emblem of a system that is sick, and that we have work to do," she added.
The "Meet Joe Black" star detailed her encounters with Weinstein on Twitter, after confirming Ronan Farrow had contacted her for his initial New Yorker piece.
"You see nothing happened to me with Harvey, by that I mean, I escaped 5 times," she wrote in a lengthy note. "I had two Peninsula hotel meetings in the evening with Harvey and all I remember was I ducked, dived and ultimately got out of there without getting sobered over, well just a bit. Yes, massage was suggested… I remember him telling me all the actresses who had slept with him and what he had done for them."
In the lengthy statement, Delevingne recalled an "odd and uncomfortable" call she had with Weinstein in which he told her she'd "never get the role of a straight woman or make it as an actress in Hollywood" if she was gay.
She the detailed being invited up to his hotel room, where he asked her to kiss another woman waiting inside the room. She declined and left, after he tried to kiss her as well.
"I still got a part for the film and always thought that he gave it to me because of what happened," she explained. "Since then I felt awful that I did the movie. I felt like I didn't deserve the part."
"In every industry and especially in Hollywood, men abuse their power using fear and get away with it," Delevingne continued. "This must stop. The more we talk about it, the less power we give them."
Heather Graham told Variety that she was called to his offices in the "early 2000s."
"There was a pile of scripts sitting on his desk," she explained. "'I want to put you in one of my movies,' he said and offered to let me choose which one I liked best. Later in the conversation, he mentioned that he had an agreement with his wife. He could sleep with whomever he wanted when he was out of town. I walked out of the meeting feeling uneasy. There was no explicit mention that to star in one of those films I had to sleep with him, but the subtext was there."
She said she was invited to his hotel room a few weeks later, but didn't show up when she realized she'd be the only other person there.
Angelina Jolie told The New York Times that Weinstein made unwanted advances on her in a hotel room in the '90s, during the release of "Playing by Heart." She rejected him.
"I had a bad experience with Harvey Weinstein in my youth, and as a result, chose never to work with him again and warn others when they did," she explained. "This behavior towards women in any field, any country is unacceptable."
After being hired for the 1996 film "Emma," Paltrow says she was called to a meeting in Weinstein's hotel room at the Peninsula hotel in Beverly Hills. Once there, he suggested they go to his bedroom for massages, according to her account in The New York Times.
"I was a kid, I was signed up, I was petrified," she explained. "I thought he was going to fire me."
She said she told then-boyfriend Brad Pitt about the incident and he confronted Weinstein.
Ashley Judd was one of the first women to speak out about Weinstein, detailing an incident that occurred in his hotel room in the '90s as well. Once there, he allegedly asked if he could give her a massage or if she would watch him shower.
"I said no, a lot of ways, a lot of times, and he always came back at me with some new ask," Judd told NYT. "It was all this bargaining, this coercive bargaining."
Judd also said she felt "panicky" and "trapped" during the situation. "There's a lot on the line, the cachet that came with Miramax," she added.
The Oscar winner, who starred in a few of Weinstein's movies, said she was alone with Weinstein in a hotel room at the Toronto International Film Festival in 1995 when he began massing her shoulders.
"He started massaging my shoulders, which made me very uncomfortable, and then tried to get more physical, sort of chasing me around," she said and explained she left the room. A few weeks later, Weinstein called her in the middle of the night and told her he was coming to her apartment to discuss marketing ideas for the movie they were working on together. When he showed up at her door, she told the producer her boyfriend would be joining them, which was apparently enough to ward Weinstein off. She believes her rejection led to being "iced" out of future work.
"There may have been other factors, but I definitely felt iced out and that my rejection of Harvey had something to do with it," she said.
Actress Rosanna Arquette told the New Yorker she said no to a massage as well and left his hotel room, but not before he grabbed her hand and pulled it toward his erect penis. "I will never do that," she told the producer, who was offended and warned she was making a mistake.
"I'll never be that girl," she said.
She also felt the after effects of rejecting Weinstein, and believes she lost out on at least one job because of it.
"He made things very difficult for me for years," she said, and explained she stayed quiet in fear of him doing further damage to her career.
"He's going to be working very hard to track people down and silence people," she said. "To hurt people. That's what he does."
Lucia Evans, a once-aspiring actress who met Weinstein at a New York City club in 2004, said the producer "forced me to perform oral sex on him" during a daytime meeting at his Miramax office in Tribeca, where he took his penis out and forced her head down on it.
"I said, over and over, 'I don't want to do this, stop, don't,'" she said. "I tried to get away, but maybe I didn't try hard enough. I didn't want to kick him or fight him."
"He's a big guy. He overpowered me," she added.
"I just sort of gave up. That's the most horrible part of it, and that's why he's been able to do this for so long to so many women: people give up, and then they feel like it's their fault."
The Bond Girl detailed her interaction with Weinstein in a guest blog for The Guardian.
"We were talking on the sofa when he suddenly jumped on me and tried to kiss me," she said of a hotel room meeting. "I had to defend myself. He's big and fat, so I had to be forceful to resist him. I left his room, thoroughly disgusted. I wasn't afraid of him, though. Because I knew what kind of man he was all along."
"Everyone knew what Harvey was up to and no one did anything," she added. "It's unbelievable that he’s been able to act like this for decades and still keep his career."