After several shocking reports of sexual misconduct and assault on the part of producer Harvey Weinstein appeared in the New York Times and the New Yorker, his wife, Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman, has decided to leave him.
"My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain because of these unforgivable actions," she says 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."
Chapman and Weinstein have been married for 10 years and have two children, India Pearl, 7, and Dashiell Max Robert, 4. Since the allegations first hit late last week, many have wondered how Marchesa would fare in the fallout; Weinstein's many Hollywood connections were undoubtedly a boon to the brand, which quickly became a red carpet favorite.
Weinstein initially told the press that Chapman was supporting him. In a statement to the New York Post, he claims to understand her change of heart.
"I support her decision. I am in counseling and perhaps, when I am better, we can rebuild. Over the last week, there has been a lot of pain for my family that I take responsibility for," it reads. "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. I understand, I love her and I love our children and hopefully, when I am better, I will be in their lives again."