Harvey Weinstein’s wife Georgina Chapman: Who is she?

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Georgina Chapman, Harvey Weinstein’s wife, announced this week that she is leaving the Hollywood producer, amid the fallout from reports detailing Weinstein’s alleged sexual misconduct toward multiple women.

“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 told People in a statement Tuesday.

Chapman, 41, is an English former model who has done modelling work for Head and Shoulders, according to Metro

Chapman founded the luxury brand Marchesa, which is known for its red carpet gowns, with design partner Keren Craig in 2004 — the same year Chapman met Weinstein at a New York City party.

The couple began dating that year after the mogul left his wife, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Chapman and Weinstein later tied the knot in 2007. They have two children: 7-year-old India Pearl and 4-year-old Dashiell.

The Weinstein Company, among other film and television projects, produces “Project Runway” and “Project Runway All Stars.” Chapman has been a guest judge and regular judge, respectively, on the programs, and has also acted in movies produced by her husband, the report said.

Weinstein has also reportedly assisted in getting celebrities to wear Chapman’s fashion label. 

HARVEY WEINSTEIN’S WIFE GEORGINA CHAPMAN ANNOUNCES SHE IS LEAVING THE HOLLYWOOD MOGUL

When the scandal broke last week in the New York Times, Weinstein told Page Six that Chapman “stands 100 percent behind me.”

But by Tuesday Chapman announced she was leaving.

“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,” the producer told People in a statement on Tuesday.

Weinstein later told Page Six on Wednesday, “I am profoundly devastated. I have lost my wife and kids, whom I love more than anything else.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Harvey Weinstein’s Contract Allowed for Sexual Harassment

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Harvey Weinstein may have been fired illegally by The Weinstein Company, a company that wrote a contract that said Weinstein could get sued over and over for sexual harassment and as long as he shelled out money, that was good enough for the Company.

TMZ is privy to Weinstein’s 2015 employment contract, which says if he gets sued for sexual harassment or any other “misconduct” that results in a settlement or judgment against TWC, all Weinstein has to do is pay what the company’s out, along with a fine, and he’s in the clear. 

According to the contract, if Weinstein “treated someone improperly in violation of the company’s Code of Conduct,” he must reimburse TWC for settlements or judgments. Additionally, “You [Weinstein] will pay the company liquidated damages of $250,000 for the first such instance, $500,000 for the second such instance, $750,000 for the third such instance, and $1,000,000 for each additional instance.”

The contract says as long as Weinstein pays, it constitutes a “cure” for the misconduct and no further action can be taken. Translation — Weinstein could be sued over and over and as long as he wrote a check, he keeps his job.

The contract has specific language as to when the Board of Directors can fire Weinstein — if he’s indicted or convicted of a crime, but that doesn’t apply here.

There’s another provision … he can be fired for “the perpetuation by you [Weinstein] of a material fraud against the company.” The question … where’s the fraud? Lance Maerov, the board member who negotiated Weinstein’s 2015 contract, said in an interview — and we’ve confirmed — the Board knew Weinstein had settled prior lawsuits brought by various women, but they “assumed” it was to cover up consensual affairs. The Board’s assumption does not constitute fraud on Weinstein’s part.  

And here’s the kicker. Even if Weinstein had committed fraud by not fully informing the Board of Directors, the contract says before he can be fired he has a right to mediation and if that doesn’t work, he’s entitled to arbitration. He got neither. He was summarily fired, and sources connected with Weinstein tell TMZ he was never given a specific reason.

A source connected with TWC tells TMZ, the company had a right to fire Weinstein if he didn’t notify the Board of Directors of settlements. We’re told there have been no settlements since the contract was signed, so it would seem this clause does not apply.

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Robert Rodriguez Calls Harvey Weinstein’s Behavior ‘Truly Disgusting’ – Variety

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Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez has spoken out about Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment allegations.

Rodriguez has a long history with Weinstein’s company Miramax and was previously in a relationship with Rose McGowan, who said she was assaulted by Weinstein in 1997.

“I find the behavior of Harvey Weinstein truly disgusting, both what he did and how he covered his tracks, and it makes me wonder how many others can’t come forward and tell their full story because of legal and personal intimidation,” Rodriguez said in a statement obtained by Variety. “His repulsive behavior was an abuse of power. Thankfully, he’s now discovering what true power is.”

Rodriguez worked with the Weinstein’s and Miramax on a number of his films, including “The Spy Kids” series, “Roadracers,” “Four Rooms,” “From Dusk Til Dawn,” and “Sin City.”

The New York Times reported that McGowan reached a $1000,000 settlement with Weinstein after an encounter in a hotel room during the 1997 Sundance Film Festival.

On Tuesday, she launched a petition to dissolve the board of the Weinstein Company following reports that the indie film studio plans to change the name of the company in wake of the scandal. “TWC You don’t get to change your company name & be done with it,” she wrote on Twitter. “Every man there has the blood of sorrow on their hands. You are dirty.”

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Harvey Weinstein’s wife Georgina Chapman: Who is she?

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Georgina Chapman, Harvey Weinstein’s wife, announced this week that she is leaving the Hollywood producer, amid the fallout from reports detailing Weinstein’s alleged sexual misconduct toward multiple women.

“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 told People in a statement Tuesday.

Chapman, 41, is an English former model who has done modelling work for Head and Shoulders, according to Metro

Chapman founded the luxury brand Marchesa, which is known for its red carpet gowns, with design partner Keren Craig in 2004 — the same year Chapman met Weinstein at a New York City party.

The couple began dating that year after the mogul left his wife, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Chapman and Weinstein later tied the knot in 2007. They have two children: 7-year-old India Pearl and 4-year-old Dashiell.

The Weinstein Company, among other film and television projects, produces “Project Runway” and “Project Runway All Stars.” Chapman has been a guest judge and regular judge, respectively, on the programs, and has also acted in movies produced by her husband, the report said.

Weinstein has also reportedly assisted in getting celebrities to wear her fashion label. 

HARVEY WEINSTEIN’S WIFE GEORGINA CHAPMAN ANNOUNCES SHE IS LEAVING THE HOLLYWOOD MOGUL

When the scandal broke last week in the New York Times, Weinstein told Page Six that Chapman “stands 100 percent behind me.”

But by Tuesday Chapman announced she was leaving.

“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,” the producer told People in a statement on Tuesday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Police Called to Harvey Weinstein’s Daughter’s House for Family Disturbance

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Authorities reportedly responded to a call made by Harvey Weinstein‘s daughter Remy on Wednesday.

TMZ reports that Weinstein’s 22-year-old daughter made the call to 911 to “say her dad was suicidal.” Law enforcement tells the site that Weinstein was at Remy’s house in the Los Angeles area when they had an argument that ended up in the street.

Weinstein went back inside and authorities arrived soon after. Law enforcement sources confirmed to TMZ that Remy made the call and she said her father was “suicidal and depressed.”

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An LAPD spokesperson confirms to E! News that they responded to Harvey’s daughter’s house shortly after 10:30 a.m. for a “family disturbance.” The investigation revealed there was no evidence of crime, it was just a family dispute.

The spokesperson also tells us that the Wilshire division LAPD officers responded to the home and the person who resides there called the police initially because they were having a dispute.

The person that the caller was concerned about was not there when police arrived and a public information officer is unable to confirm that the call into police was about Weinstein.

However, a friend of Weinstein’s told Page Six Wednesday evening the he’s not suicidal but that “his heart is breaking for his kids.” The pal also told the publication that Remy “overreacted” when she called the police Wednesday morning.

“Harvey’s daughter Remy was very upset and concerned for her father, because of what she’d read in the media,” the friend explained to Page Six. “She was crying, so he left his therapy and went to her house on Wednesday morning to comfort her.”

But when Weinstein believed he saw photographers, he left Remy’s house.

Weinstein has three children Remy, Emma and Ruth from his first marriage to Eve Chilton. This news comes just one day after Weinstein’s second wife Georgina Chapman, with whom he also has two children, announced that she’s leaving him

On Sunday, Weinstein was terminated from The Weinstein Company, three days after the New York Times published a story about his years and years of alleged misconduct. In response to the article, one of Weinstein’s attorneys Charles J. Harder told E! News last week that the article was “saturated with false and defamatory statements.”

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Harvey Weinstein’s wife Georgina Chapman announces she’s leaving the Hollywood mogul

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After a slew of allegations surfaced against Harvey Weinstein, accusing him of engaging in sexual misconduct with actresses and women working for his company, Georgina Chapman has announced that she is leaving her husband of 10 years.

Despite an initial statement from Weinstein earlier this week claiming that his wife is dedicated to standing by him, Chapman released a statement of her own to People explaining that she’s leaving her husband and named the recent sexual assault allegations as the cause.

“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,” her statement read.

Weinstein, 65, and Chapman, 41, married in 2007 and have two children together.

On Sunday, Weinstein was fired from his film studio and reportedly started counseling to help him “turn over a new leaf” regarding the way he treats women. The news came on the same day that The New Yorker posted a follow up to an exposé from The New York Times in which Weinstein was accused by several women of harassing them by using his position as leverage. Three women are accusing him of rape, including filmmaker Asia Argento.

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Harvey Weinstein’s Fall From Grace: A Timeline of the Disgraced Producer’s Crash and Burn

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Harvey Weinstein‘s tarnished reputation may never recover, but many argue it’s what he deserves now that whispers of alleged sexual misconduct have finally become screams.

A scandal involving the famed Hollywood producer has dominated the entertainment news cycle ever since The New York Times published an investigation into three decades’ worth of harassment and assault allegations by multiple women, including Ashley Judd. In the immediate aftermath, Weinstein issued an apology, announced his plans to sue The Times for an estimated $50 million and was subsequently terminated from The Weinstein Company. 

What followed was yet another bombshell exposé from Ronan Farrow and The New Yorker, in which three women claimed Weinstein raped them and dozens more recalled witness or having knowledge of his unwanted sexual advances. Weinstein “unequivocally denied” the allegations in a statement released by his rep.

The Miramax co-founder’s famous peers have spoken out against his character and condemned his actions, with A-listers like Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie offering their own anecdotes of being “expected” to keep the alleged abuse a secret. 

So what else is there to know about Weinstein’s sudden descent from powerful Hollywood playmaker to scorned executive with an uncertain future ahead? E! News has plotted a timeline of the events that led to Weinstein’s possibly career-ending crash and burn, which still appears far from over. 

October 5, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. PSTThe New York Times publishes “Harvey Weinstein Paid Off Sexual Harassment Accusers for Decades,” their findings the result of interviews with Weinstein’s current and former employees, and information found in emails, legal records and internal documents spanning 30 years. 

Judd and another unidentified woman disclose alleged incidents with Weinstein, and The Times claims he’s reached eight settlements with various woman. Rose McGowan, who later became a leading voice in the fight against Weinstein, is reported as one of the women who settled for $100,000.

October 5, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. PST: Weinstein releases the following statement in light of The New York Times story, announcing his departure from The Weinstein Company and hiring of Lisa Bloom as a “tutor.”

“I came of age in the ’60s and ’70s, when all the rules about behavior and workplaces were different. That was the culture then,” Weinstein said. “I have since learned it’s not an excuse, in the office—or out of it. To anyone. I realized some time ago that I needed to be a better person and my interactions with the people I work with have changed.”

He continued in part, “I appreciate the way I’ve behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologize for it. Though I’m trying to do better, I know I have a long way to go. That is my commitment.”

“My journey now will be to learn about myself and conquer my demons,” he said. “Over the last year I’ve asked Lisa Bloom to tutor me and she’s put together a team of people. I’ve brought on therapists and I plan to take a leave of absence from my company and to deal with this issue head on. I so respect all women and regret what happened. I hope that my actions will speak louder than words and that one day we will all be able to earn their trust and sit down together with Lisa to learn more.”

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“I am going to need a place to channel that anger so I’ve decided that I’m going to give the NRA my full attention,” his statement concluded. “I hope Wayne LaPierre will enjoy his retirement party. I’m going to do it at the same place I had my Bar Mitzvah. I’m making a movie about our President, perhaps we can make it a joint retirement party. One year ago, I began organizing a $5 million foundation to give scholarships to women directors at USC. While this might seem coincidental, it has been in the works for a year. It will be named after my mom and I won’t disappoint her.”

October 5, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. PST: The entertainment mogul gives two interviews to The New York Post and The Daily Mail. He explains why he’s suing The Times, citing an “inability to be honest with me and their reckless reporting.”

Weinstein also expresses interest in “supporting” Judd and says wife Georgina Chapman and the rest of his family is “standing by” him through the controversy. 

October 7, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. PST: Lisa Bloom resigns from advising Weinstein on gender and power dynamics. The attorney and self-proclaimed advocate for women’s rights does not offer a clear explanation, instead sharing, “My understanding is that Mr. Weinstein and his board are moving toward an agreement.”

October 8, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. PSTThe Wrap founder Sharon Waxman publishes a story in which she claims The New York Times previously scrapped a 2004 Weinstein-related investigation under “pressure,” which included phone calls from Matt Damon and Russell Croweto Waxman. 

October 8, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. PST: The Weinstein Company announces his termination from the organization as CEO effective immediately. 

October 10, 2017 at 10 a.m. PST: Both Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie give separate interviews to The New York Times, adding their names to a growing list of actresses who say they’re victims of Weinstein’s alleged sexual misconduct. 

Paltrow claims he touched the then 22-year-old rising star at his suite at the Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel, while Jolie says she suffered a “bad experience” with Weinstein in the ’90s and vowed to never work with him again. 

October 10, 2017 at 10:45 a.m. PST: After a 10-month investigation by The New Yorker, more than 11 women come forward with stories of unwanted sexual advances or touching, three of which claim they were raped by Weinstein. One of those women is Italian film actress and director Asia Argento, who later says on Twitter, “You will know the truth. And the truth will set you free.”

Weinstein’s spokeswoman, Sallie Hofmeister, releases a statement: “Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein. Mr. Weinstein has further confirmed that there were never any acts of retaliation against any women for refusing his advances. He will not be available for further comments, as he is taking the time to focus on his family, on getting counseling and rebuilding his life.”

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October 10, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. PST: The University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts rejects Weinstein’s $5 million endowment pledge for female filmmakers, E! News confirms. 

October 10, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. PST: Weinstein’s wife and Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman announces her decision to separate from him after 10 years together. In a statement to People Chapman says, “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.”

Keep checking back to E! News as more updates in the Weinstein case continue to become public. 

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