Wednesday 12 December 2018

Harvey Weinstein and wife Georgina Chapman 'not speaking' since she left him

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
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
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BAFTA Film Awards 2014 – Arrivals – London
Damage limitation: Georgina Chapman is trying to save her clothing label by splitting with her husband. Photo: Getty
Powerful: Harvey Weinstein and wife Georgina Chapman
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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)
BAFTA Film Awards 2014 – Arrivals – London
Independent.ie Newsdesk

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Harvey Weinstein and Georgina Chapman are not in contact after she left him in the wake of his sexual harassment scandal.

The disgraced movie producer (65) and fashion designer (41) have been married for nearly 10 years and have two children - India (seven) and Dashiell (four) together and Chapman announced earlier this week that she is leaving him.

Powerful: Harvey Weinstein and wife Georgina Chapman
Powerful: Harvey Weinstein and wife Georgina Chapman

Weinstein has three children Remy (22), Emma (19) and Ruth (14) from his marriage to his first wife Eve Chilton.

"Georgina and Harvey are not speaking. She doesn't want to speak to him, but she talks to his daughter Remy so that's where she gets any necessary updates," an insider told Us Weekly.

Chapman and Weinstein's statements confirming their separation were in stark contrast, with the Marchesa founder condemning his "unforgivable actions".

"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 said in a statement.

BAFTA Film Awards 2014 – Arrivals – London
BAFTA Film Awards 2014 – Arrivals – London

He later released a statement saying he supported her decision. "I sat down with my wife, Georgina, who I love more than anything, and we discussed what was best for our family. We discussed the possibility of a separation and I encouraged her to do what was in her heart. In the end, she made the decision to separate.

"I understand, I love her and I love our children and hopefully, when I am better, I will be in their lives again. I support her decision, I am in counseling and perhaps, when I am better, we can rebuild."

It has also been reported that Chapman is currently looking for a divorce lawyer and has been seeking high profile attorneys in New York and Los Angeles, known for their discretion, according to People. us

Since The New York Times' report on the allegations against Weinstein, a number of well-known actresses have come forward with their own experiences, including Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow and Ashley Judd, who went on the record of her experience in the original NYT piece.

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)
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)

"All allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein," a spokesperson for the producer said in a statement.

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