Following the eight women last week and 13 more women this week allegations of decades of sexual harassment and assault against the movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, his wife Georgina Chapman is leaving him with their two children. On Sunday, Weinstein was fired from his film studio.
“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,” Chapman says in a statement to PEOPLE.
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Weinstein, 65, who has denied allegations and Chapman, 41, are married 10 years and have a daughter India Pearl, 7, and son Dashiell Max Robert, 4.
The Weinstein Company said Sunday in a statement: “In light of new information about misconduct by Harvey Weinstein that has emerged in the past few days, the directors of The Weinstein Company — Robert Weinstein, Lance Maerov, Richard Koenigsberg and Tarak Ben Ammar — have determined, and have informed Harvey Weinstein, that his employment with The Weinstein Company is terminated, effective immediately.”
The NYT report last week mentioned eight women who spoke out against Weinstein, including actress Ashley Judd, accusing him of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior. The paper also reported that Weinstein reached private settlements with eight women, including actress Rose McGowan.
On Tuesday the list added 13 more women accounts of alleged sexual harassment, assault or rape. Among those added the testimony of actress Gwyneth Paltrow who told the NYT that Weinstein sexually harassed her when she was 22. Angelina Jolie said she had a “bad experience” with him, Mira Sorvino, Rosanna Arquette, and he alleged forcibly performed oral sex on Italian actress Asia Argento.
Kate Winslet, Meryl Streep, Judi Dench, and dozens of other women in Hollywood have condemned the producer amid the growing number of sexual harassment allegations. Most men, however, have remained silent.
A spokesperson for Weinstein said in response to allegations made against him in the New Yorker: “Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein.”