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Georgina Chapman Leaves Harvey Weinstein

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Georgina Chapman has announced that she will be leaving Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein after 10 years of marriage.

Chapman's decision to leave Weinstein comes amid a string of sexual assault and harassment allegations made by several actresses in the industry, People reported.

“My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain because of these unforgivable actions. I have chosen to leave my husband," Chapman confirmed in a statement to People. "Caring for my young children is my first priority and I ask the media for privacy at this time."

Weinstein has since left for Europe by private jet. He will undergo therapy for sex addiction and behavioral issues, TMZ reported. He hopes to clean up his act at the live-in facility, and has been surprisingly stable after the news broke.

"He has his moments where there are bursts, but for the most part he's pretty calm," an insider told TMZ.

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The news of Chapman's departure comes as a shock to Weinstein, who said just last week that his wife was standing by him.

“She stands 100 percent behind me. Georgina and I have talked about this at length,” Weinstein told the New York Post, adding that Chapman was helping him to be “a better human” and to “apologize to people for my bad behavior, to say I’m sorry, and to absolutely mean it.”

Chapman and Weinstein met in 2003 and married four years later. They have two young children together.

Weinstein was terminated from The Weinstein Company on Oct. 8. He hopes to still serve the company in some capacity, and his legal team is in talks with the company's board. An insider said Weinstein "wants to come back with fresh, new ideas."

On Oct. 10, the board issued a statement condemning Weinstein's alleged behavior, and announced they would be cooperating with the authorities:

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The Weinstein Company’s Board of Representatives -- Bob Weinstein, Lance Maerov, Richard Koenigsberg and Tarak Ben Ammar -- are shocked and dismayed by the recently emerged allegations of extreme sexual misconduct and sexual assault by Harvey Weinstein.

These alleged actions are antithetical to human decency. These allegations come as an utter surprise to the Board. Any suggestion that the Board had knowledge of this conduct is false.

We are committed to assisting with our full energies in all criminal or other investigations of these alleged acts, while pursuing justice for the victims and a full and independent investigation of our own.

Sources: People, TMZ / Featured Image: Rubenstein/Flickr / Embedded Images: David Shankbone/Wikimedia Commons, Max Pixel

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