Seven months after the outbreak of the Weinstein scandal, his wife Georgina Chapman told Vogue USA magazine, explaining the shock of her revelations about her sexual abuse.
“There was a part of me that was terribly naive – clearly, so naive,” said the 42-year-old Brit, who has been married to Harvey Weinstein since 2007, with whom she had two children.
“I have moments of rage, moments of trouble, moments of disbelief. And times when I cry, just for my children. What will their life be? (…) They love their father, they love him, “she said, during an interview conducted partly in the house of Greenwich Village where she lived with Weinstein, before they separate after these revelations.
She says she fell from the clouds when she heard all the accusations of sexual abuse against him. She had never “doubted” anything, especially since the powerful producer was constantly traveling.
Today in divorce, she refuses to see herself as a victim, rather like “a woman in a crappy situation, it’s not unique”.
After having fled New York for Los Angeles, then London, she remained cloistered for five months. She became friends with Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton’s former advisor whose husband and US parliamentarian Anthony Weiner saw his career shattered by lustful social media exchanges. He is now in prison.
Champman says he is now close to leaving the Greenwich Village home, sold, to move to a farm in upstate New York.
After a slump, the fashion house Marchesa, which she co-founded and which had made a name in the cinema in part thanks to Weinstein, is back in the hair of the beast.
Although his New York Fashion Week parade was canceled in the wake of the scandal, “a lot of people supported us and said, ‘Give me something to wear,'” Chapman said.
On Monday, at the prestigious Met Gala, actress Scarlett Johansson proudly wore a Marchesa dress, a highly-regarded release interpreted as a pledge of support for Chapman.