Disgraced Movie Mogul Harvey Weinstein’s Ex-Wife Is Moving On With Another Big Name In Hollywood
Harvey Weinstein is serving a 23-year sentence for multiple sexual assault allegations brought on by over 87 women. His [now] ex-wife, Georgina Chapman filed for divorce from the movie mogul and has officially moved on from that painful chapter. Here’s what we know.
Harvey Weinstein’s marriage ended in 2017 after serious allegations arose
Disgraced mogul, Harvey Weinstein, is behind bars in a New York state prison for rape and sexual assault. His former wife, Georgina Chapman, left Weinstein days after multiple publications published the allegations in October 2017.
Weinstein and Chapman have two children together and their divorce finalized in 2018. Chapman and Weinstein’s other ex-wife (former assistant), Eve Chilton, wouldn’t pen letters to the judge on Weinstein’s behalf, according to Page Six.
Extradition was planned, moving Weinstein from New York to LA. The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak delayed the process.
“There is no time estimate on when he will appear in a LA courtroom,” the prosecutors’ office said via CNBC.
That said, Chapman is moving on with her life with another big name in Hollywood.
Here’s who Chapman is dating now
Life after a messy, public divorce can’t be easy. Chapman is doing the best she can. The fashion designer has moved on with acclaimed actor known for his breakout role in The Pianist, Adrien Brody — a mutual acquaintance of Weinstein’s.
Brody’s 2006 film, Hollywoodland, was co-produced by Weinstein’s [former] company. Before falling for Brody, Chapman had sworn off dating.
“I was so humiliated and so broken that I didn’t think it was respectful to go out,” she previously told Vogue after hiding out for moths following the Weinstein scandal.
She thought, “‘Who am I to be parading around with all of this going on?’ It’s still so very, very raw. I was walking up the stairs the other day and I stopped; it was like all the air had been punched out of my lungs.”
She continued: “I was too shocked. And I somehow felt that I didn’t deserve it,” she said. “And then I realized: This has happened. I have to own it. I have to move forward.”
For the sake of her two children — ages 6 and 9 — Chapman forced herself out and about. It was during a swimwear event, she and Academy Award winner Brody reconnected. They’ve been together ever since.
Former assistant breaks NDA to tell her story
Chapman admittedly spent a great deal of time trying to come to terms with accusations against Weinstein.
“There was a part of me that was terribly naive—clearly, so naive,” she said in that same Vogue interview. “I have moments of rage, I have moments of confusion, I have moments of disbelief!”
Now, new reports have surfaced from one of Weinstein’s former assistants, Rowena Chiu. She’s breaking a non-disclosure agreement to, “hold Harvey accountable for his alleged actions” in a “system that enables this behavior,” E! News stated.
Chiu claims Weinstein “pushed her onto a bed and ripped off her tights.” Now, she’s trying to change NDA legislation in the U.K. — where she worked for Miramax.
“NDAs should be banned as a tool to cover up sexual harassment, unequivocally,” Chiu said. “If you rape someone, that’s a reportable crime. To say, ‘I’m going to have you sign a legal document so that you can’t go to the police or lawyers to discuss what happened to you,’ that’s just plain wrong.”
She continued: “We didn’t want to sign the NDA. We just wanted to walk away, and we would try, and they would say things like, ‘We know where your parents live.’ So, I felt that we were forced to sign the NDA because of the safety of our friends and family.”
A representative for Weinstein responded in a statement denying any alleged actions.
“Harvey had always respected Ms. Chiu and treated her as a close and trusted friend,” the statement read. “He only has feelings of fondness for her, and ultimately sadness for how her memories of him appeared to have manifested to what we hear today. He always hopes for her best and still wishes her only joy and happiness.”