Sunday 22 July 2018

Georgina Chapman in 'very dark times' after splitting with disgraced husband Harvey Weinstein

Co-Chairman, The Weinstein Company Harvey Weinstein (L) and fashion designer Georgina Chapman attend the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Co-Chairman, The Weinstein Company Harvey Weinstein (L) and fashion designer Georgina Chapman attend the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Harvey Weinstein and Georgina Chapman
Controversy: Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, pictured with wife Georgina Chapman, stands accused of sexual harassment against several actresses. Photo: Lovekin/WWD/REX/Shutterstock
Harvey Weinstein allegations
US producer Harvey Weinstein poses with his wife Georgina Chapman as they arrive to the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California on February 28, 2016. / AFP / ADRIAN SANCHEZ-GONZALEZ
Harvey Weinstein and fashion designer Georgina Chapman at the Oscars Vanity Fair Party in Beverly Hills, California, in February. Photo: Danny Moloshok
Georgina Chapman
Designer Georgina Chapman arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California February 28, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 03: Designer Georgina Chapman attends the 11th annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards at Spring Studios on November 3, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
Studio executive Harvey Weinstein and wife, fashion designer Georgina Chapman, arrive at the 87th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 22, 2015. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) (OSCARS-ARRIVALS)
Georgina Chapman attends the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS 2009 Cocktail Party at the Hotel du Cap during the 62nd Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 21, 2009 in Antibes, France Photo: Getty Images
63rd Cannes Film Festival – AmfAR Gala
Damage limitation: Georgina Chapman is trying to save her clothing label by splitting with her husband. Photo: Getty
The 89th Academy Awards – Arrivals – Los Angeles

Cover Media

Fashion designer Georgina Chapman is struggling through "very dark times" as she comes to terms with sexual misconduct allegations made against her estranged husband Harvey Weinstein, according to her friend Alyssa Milano.

The co-founder of luxury womenswear brand Marchesa separated from disgraced movie mogul Weinstein in October, days after he was accused of being a serial sexual predator in an initial New York Times expose.

Harvey Weinstein and Georgina Chapman
Harvey Weinstein and Georgina Chapman

Many other women have since come forward with further allegations of assault, including rape, against the producer, who has denied all claims of non-consensual sex, although he has acknowledged behaving inappropriately in the past.

Milano, whose former Charmed co-star Rose McGowan was one of the first celebrities to go public with her Weinstein assault accusation, has remained in contact with Chapman to help her longtime pal through the tough time, and although she has her bad days, Alyssa is confident she will pull through.

"She goes through very dark times. She's very sad," Milano told U.S. broadcaster Megyn Kelly. "This is not easy for her, but I have no doubt that not only will she come out on the other side of this, but she deserves too. She's a good woman."

The actress reveals Georgina has been focusing on the needs of the former couple's seven-year-old daughter India and four-year-old son Dashiell, and in that part of her life, the Brit is doing "very well".

Controversy: Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, pictured with wife Georgina Chapman, stands accused of sexual harassment against several actresses. Photo: Lovekin/WWD/REX/Shutterstock
Controversy: Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, pictured with wife Georgina Chapman, stands accused of sexual harassment against several actresses. Photo: Lovekin/WWD/REX/Shutterstock

Milano said, "She's an amazing mother. She's an amazing woman, and I think her priority right now is focusing on how to raise those two children to the best of her capacity, given the situation."

The star made her comments as she celebrated editors at Time magazine naming "The Silence Breakers", those who have recently spoken out about sexual misconduct via the #MeToo social media movement she helped to popularise, as their 2017 Person of the Year.

Responding to the news, Milano said, "It's sad, it's really sad for me, just to know that so many women hurt from this pain, but I'm also hopeful that this collective ache can really bring about something that's meaningful and powerful, and that we can change."

Georgina Chapman
Georgina Chapman

Online Editors

Style Newsletter

Stay on top of the latest fashion, beauty and celeb gossip in our Style newsletter.

Also in this section