Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman has announced she plans to leave her husband, Harvey Weinstein, amid a rapidly growing number of sexual-assault allegations against the powerful Hollywood producer. In a statement to People on Tuesday, Chapman said:
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.
Weinstein issued his own statement on the separation on Wednesday, saying that he took responsibility for the “pain” he caused his family. Per E!, the statement reads:
Over the last week, there has been a lot of pain for my family that I take responsibility for. 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.
Weinstein added, “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.”
Last week, after the New York Times published a report on Weinstein’s history of alleged sexual misconduct, the producer told the New York Post that Chapman fully supported him.
“She stands 100 percent behind me. Georgina and I have talked about this at length,” he said, adding, “Georgina will be with Lisa [Bloom, Weinstein’s former advisor] and others kicking my ass to be a better human being and to apologize to people for my bad behavior, to say I’m sorry, and to absolutely mean it.”
Chapman and Weinstein married in 2007, and share two children, 7-year-old India Pearl, and 4-year-old Dashiell Max Robert.
This post has been updated to include Weinstein’s statement.