On Tuesday, Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman announced in a statement that she is leaving her husband, citing “unforgivable actions,” and she absolutely means it. Weinstein and Chapman married in 2007 after dating for three years and have two children together.
In her statement, delivered to People magazine, Chapman writes:
“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.”
That’s a dramatic departure from what Weinstein said his wife thought of the sexual assault and harassment allegations against him just a few days ago:
“She stands 100 percent behind me. Georgina and I have talked about this at length. We went out with [attorney] Lisa Bloom last night when we knew the article was coming out. Georgina will be with Lisa and others kicking my ass to be a better human being and to apologize to people for my bad behavior, to say I’m sorry, and to absolutely mean it.”
Weinstein’s statement was published in response to a New York Times exposé detailing allegations of a decades-long sexual assault and harassment streak, but before the New Yorker published its own investigation on Tuesday that includes three rape allegations. Since then, anyone who’s anyone in Hollywood (and their PR team) has raced to condemn Weinstein—even some of the men! Leonardo DiCaprio is saddened and angry, Matt Damon “doesn’t abide this kind of behavior” and has four daughters, Weinstein’s old buddy Jeffrey Katzenberg is sickened.
And now the Obamas fucking hate Weinstein, too. “Michelle and I have been disgusted by the recent reports about Harvey Weinstein,” Obama said in a statement on Tuesday. “Any man who demeans and degrades women in such a fashion needs to be condemned an held accountable, regardless of wealth or status.”