Earlier this fall, troubling news emerged about famous Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Dozens of women came forward and said that they had experienced sexual harassment and assault from the producer.
Report after report flooded in and most of the stories had a common theme: Weinstein would seek out young actresses who were just starting out in their careers. He would use his power status to try to silence the women. Eventually, however, it came back to haunt him.
In the weeks following the reports, Weinstein was fired from his company, lost his honors and reputation, and, understandably, lost his relationship. His wife of 10 years, Georgina Chapman, announced shortly after the reports came out that she would be leaving.
She said, "My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered a 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 also released a statement about his relationship status about a week after the scandal was revealed.
He said, "Over the last week, there has been a lot of pain for my family that I take responsibility for. 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. In the end, she made the decision to separate."
Now, two months after she decided she wanted a separation, Georgina Chapman may be receiving more money than even she could have anticipated. TMZ reported on Tuesday that because they just reached their 10-year anniversary milestone, Chapman will be receiving a lot more money if she moves forward with a divorce.
The couple signed a prenup in December 2007. According to its restrictions, they had to reach a 10 year anniversary for the amount of money that Chapman would receive in the case of a divorce to increase. On Friday, though they did not have anything good to celebrate, the amount increased from $300k per year of marriage to $400k per year of marriage.
Additionally, Georgina will receive funds from their marital assets. She will receive $250k per year for the first 5 years, and $700k per year for years 6-10. The housing allowance that Chapman will receive equals out to $25k per month of marriage, for a total of $4.75 million.
Overall, Georgina Chapman would be receiving $11.75 million if she chooses to file for a divorce. TMZ did note that as part of the prenup that they signed, neither party would be able to publish anything or have any interviews having to do with their personal lives or financial affairs.
Weinstein seems to be hopeful that he can still be a part of his family's lives after going through rehab.
In a previous interview he said, "I understand, I love her and I love our children and hopefully, when I am better, I will be in their lives again. I support her decision, I am in counseling and perhaps, when I am better, we can rebuild."
Georgina has yet to comment about her status on filing for a divorce. We will update as soon as more information is revealed. Let us know your thoughts about this situation. In other, more uplifting news, a star athlete just gave away a $10 million home to a Christian camp that helps children with disabilities.