Georgina Chapman, Harvey
Weinstein's wife, gave her first interview since Harvey’s sex scandal.
She said she was "never" suspicious about his behavior.
Vogue magazine asked whether
she had suspicions, Georgina replied: "Absolutely not."
Chapman said she had been "so
naive", and was "so humiliated and so broken" when the scandal unfolded.
Weinstein and Chapman were
married in 2007. The couple has two children, who are aged seven and
five. Chapman announced she was leaving him just days after the
Weinstein denied all
allegations of "non-consensual sex".
Chapman said she didn't go out
in public for five months after the story broke.
"I was so humiliated and so
broken that I didn't think it was respectful to go out," she told US
"I 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."
'Moments of rage'
She said: "There was a part of
me that was terribly naive - clearly, so naive.
"I have moments of rage, I have
moments of confusion, I have moments of disbelief. And I have moments
when I just cry for my children. What are their lives going to be?
Vogue said she broke down in
loud sobs during the interview. "What are people going to say to them?
It's like, they love their dad. They love him. I just can't bear it for
Chapman said she lost 10lb in
five days after the first allegations emerged because she "couldn't keep
She said: "My head was
spinning. And it was difficult because the first article was about a
time long before I'd ever met him, so there was a minute where I
couldn't make an informed decision.
"And then the stories expanded
and I realized that this wasn't an isolated incident. And I knew that I
needed to step away and take the kids out of here."
She took the children and went
to stay with actor David Oyelowo, a longtime friend.
"I had what I thought was a
very happy marriage. I loved my life," she said.
Weinstein was "a wonderful
partners", Chapman said, adding: "He was a friend and a confidant and a
supporter. Yes, he's a big personality… but… I don't know. I wish I had
the answers. But I don't."