Disgraced Hollywood heavyweight Harvey Weinstein isn’t done talking to the press in the aftermath of revelations he sexually harassed — and in some cases, assaulted — dozens of women.
Weinstein told Page Six on Wednesday that he’s “profoundly devastated” that his wife Georgina Chapman has decided to leave him.
“I have lost my wife and kids, whom I love more than anything else,” Weinstein told reporter Emily Smith.
Chapman made her decision to leave her husband of 10 years on Tuesday, following a damning report from The New Yorker highlighted decades of abuse at the hands of the movie mogul. Italian actress and director Asia Argento said Weinstein “forcibly performed oral sex on her,” and in the same story, actress Lucia Evans said Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex on him.
“I have chosen to leave my husband,” Chapman told People magazine hours after the story published.
The former actress and co-founder of the fashion label Marchesa has been married to Weinstein since 2007. They have two children, a seven-year-old daughter and a four-year-old son.
Weinstein told Page Six he’s supporting his wife’s decision.
“I fully support her decision. I didn’t stand in Georgina’s way when we discussed a separation, I encouraged her to do what was in her heart,” he said. “I know she has to do what is best for the children, for herself and her business, she employs 130 people. I don’t want her or my children to be hurt any more than they already have. I truly love Georgina, and I hope one day we can reconcile, although right now I don’t know if that could possibly happen.”
Weinstein established himself as a major player in Hollywood while at the helm of Miramax, and later, The Weinstein Company, where he produced hit films like “Pulp Fiction,” “Silver Linings Playbook,” and “The Artist.”
But a devastating New York Times article last week revealed Weinstein had spent decades terrorizing actresses, often inviting them to his hotel room for massages and to watch him shower. Ashley Judd told the Times Weinstein repeatedly asked her to do so, while filming the 1997 movie “Kiss The Girls.”
“I said no, a lot of ways, a lot of times, and he always came back at me with some new ask,” said Judd. “It was all this bargaining, this coercive bargaining.”
The fallout from the Times and New Yorker pieces has been swift. Weinstein was fired from his company on Sunday. A-list stars denounced the producer. And Top actresses, including Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow, came forward to share similarly harrowing interactions with Weinstein.
Weinstein told Page Six he’d resigned from his charity posts, including at Robin Hood Foundation, a fact confirmed by TheWrap.
After the initial report, Weinstein had told the New York Post his wife “stands 100 percent behind [him].” He’s now reportedly heading to Europe for sex addiction rehab.