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Friday 20 July 2018

Weinstein's wife a victim of privilege envy

Anna Wintour is bringing Weinstein's wife Georgina Chapman in from the cold, writes Sarah Caden

AFTER WEINSTEIN: Georgina Chapman shouldn’t be held responsible for her husband’s actions
AFTER WEINSTEIN: Georgina Chapman shouldn’t be held responsible for her husband’s actions

Sarah Caden

In her interview for the June issue of American Vogue, which came out last week, Georgina Chapman reveals that she is still in contact with her estranged husband, Harvey Weinstein. They have two children, India (7) and Dashiell (5), and homes and assets, in common. So, while the interview deals a great amount in how this man has ruined Chapman's life, he remains in her life.

The Vogue interviewer, Jonathan Van Meter, asks Chapman about Weinstein's current state of mind. "Clearly when I was married to him I didn't know anything about his state of mind," Chapman replied, "so I'm probably not the best person to ask."

The first allegations of specific assaults, followed by allegations of intimidation by actresses and other women involved in the movie business, were apparently as much news to Chapman as they were to the rest of the world.

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