Harvey Weinstein’s wife Georgina Chapman said she plans to leave her husband following the multiple reports of sexual assault made against him over the last week.
“My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain because of these unforgivable actions,” Chapman said in a statement to People. “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.”
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.
Last week, The New York Times published a report detailing three decades of sexual misconduct, including accusations that Weinstein propositioned actresses and harassed female employees.
In an interview following the initial report, Weinstein told the New York Post that he was working with a therapist to change his behavior and that Chapman “stands 100 percent behind [him].”
However, a number of other women have since come forward to accuse Weinstein of harassment or assault, including actresses Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie. A bombshell New Yorker report on Tuesday expanded the scope of the allegations about Weinstein’s behavior and featured the accounts of 13 women, three of whom said they were raped by the high-powered producer.
Weinstein was ousted from his own company over the weekend after multiple members of the all-male board of directors resigned in reaction to the scandal, leaving The Weinstein Company under the current direction of co-Chairman Bob Weinstein, Harvey’s younger brother, and COO David Glasser.