Last week, the news broke that Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein reportedly sexually harassed young actresses, models, and assistants. Once the New York Times broke the initial report, a flood of women—around 30—came forward to accuse the founder of The Weinstein Group and Miramax.
After the reports broke, Weinstein’s wife of ten years, Georgina Chapman, announced that she was leaving her husband. She gave a statement to People to explain her decision.
"My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain because of these unforgivable actions," Georgina said in a statement. "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."
In what had to be a difficult decision and what is certainly a trying time, Chapman needs support. Reportedly, she reached out to Huma Abedin, the soon-to-be ex-wife of Anthony Weiner.
Abedin is a longtime aide to Hillary Clinton, and the two apparently met at fundraising events for Hillary Clinton. Weinstein hosted several events for the Democratic Party over the years.
Abedin is, of course, no stranger to scandal. She recently filed for divorce from her husband, former Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner. Her decision came on the same day that her husband pleaded guilty to charges of an inappropriate texting relationship with a 15-year-old girl.
A source told Page Six that Chapman needed support as a flood of women came forward to accuse her husband.
"One of the people Georgina has reached out to is Huma, who has been through this kind of scandal and media storm and survived with her dignity intact. They are both mothers, they have both been in a situation where their husbands turned out to be a different person than the man they thought they knew," a source told Page Six.
In addition to Abedin, Chapman reportedly reached out to several crisis advisors and public relations experts. She subsequently decided to leave him.
A source told E! Online that other women are also reaching out to Chapman. They don’t see her as part of Weinstein’s problem, rather they see her as someone who was duped by him.
“In addition to Huma, several other very high profile women have reached out to Georgina," the insider added. "People are calling her to see how they can help. They see her as a victim in all this."
Chapman is also reportedly concerned about how the news will impact her Marchesa brand. Marchesa notably designs wedding gowns.
"The feeling among Marchesa staff is nervous and uncertain," our source revealed. "The good news is, they had several buyer appointments this week, and no one canceled. So that's a hopeful sign."
Weinstein told Page Six that he was “profoundly devastated” by his wife’s decision to leave him. However, he also said he “fully support[s]” her decision.
“I have lost my wife and kids, whom I love more than anything else,” he said.
Weinstein entered treatment for his actions in Arizona. He said that he hopes that after counseling, she will consider allowing him to be apart of hers and their children’s lives.
In other news, an award-winning director just claimed that the President of the United States is worse than Harvey Weinstein.