As the scandal surrounding Harvey Weinstein continues to grow, the embattled movie producer appears to be growing increasingly grave, showing none of the defiant tone that he displayed less than a week ago, when word first broke that multiple women would be accusing him of sexual assault
On Wednesday afternoon Weinstein provided a new statement to Page Six, responding to his wife Georgina Chapman’s decision to end their marriage. “I am profoundly devastated,” he said. “I have lost my wife and kids, whom I love more than anything else.”
Chapman, the fashion designer who has been married to Weinstein for 10 years, announced Tuesday that she was leaving Weinstein, hours after The New Yorkerpublished a harrowing exposé in which multiple women accused Weinstein of sexual assault and, in three cases, of rape. Last week The New York Times published its own account of Weinstein’s alleged assaults across several decades.
Chapman said in a statement, “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 told Page Six, “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. 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.
“I apologize to everyone who has been hurt by my actions,” Weinstein told Page Six, although he said he believes that all of his encounters were consensual.
“I realize I need to work on myself and to change,” Weinstein said. “I am in intense therapy and counseling. I don’t know if I’m going to Europe for rehab; I really don’t know where I am going.”
TMZ also reported Wednesday afternoon that police responded to a 911 call at the Los Angeles home of Weinstein’s daughter Remy, whom law enforcement sources said told police that her father was “suicidal and depressed.” Weinstein had already left Remy’s home by the time police arrived, and TMZ reports that Remy told the police it was a family dispute, and that Weinstein hadn’t made any suicidal statements.