It’s possible to thrive for years while embracing your demons … but only temporarily. You can have it all and convince yourself you’re untouchable for years, but eventually a crack is going to form. Then grow. Then everything will come crashing down, and I do mean everything.
Hollywood mogul and major Democrat donor Harvey Weinstein is finding this out the hard way right now, and the fallout resulting from the exposure of his long record of allegedly harassing and abusing women keeps coming.
Now, the New York Daily News reports, fashion designer Georgina Chapman, Weinstein’s (second) wife, has decided to call it quits on their marriage:
“My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain because of these unforgivable actions,” Chapman, 41, said in a statement to People. “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, 65, and the British designer, who co-founded the high-end fashion label Marchesa, wed in 2007 and have two children together — 7-year-old India Pearl and 4-year-old Dashiell Max Robert.
Chapman’s decision to call it quits comes after two shocking exposés, one from the New York Times and one from the New Yorker, revealed decades of alleged sexual harassment against young actresses at the hands of her filmmaker husband.
A source told People Monday that a split was “inevitable,” but still a ways off, and claimed that Chapman was angry not with her husband, but about the impact his indiscretions may have on her fashion label.
“Georgina is furious and embarrassed,” the source told the outlet. “She is very upset, but not rushing to file for divorce … Georgina talks about the incidents like they happened before they were married. Still, it’s very and disappointing to Georgina that Harvey has behaved like this” […]
“No star is ever going to want to wear the brand again,” an unnamed New York fashion publicist told The Hollywood Reporter Monday.
My, what a wonderful person. It sounds like they deserve each other.
Apparently the following headline wasn’t quite accurate after all (hat tip to Twitchy):
Weinstein says his wife of 10 years, Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman, “stands 100 percent behind me." https://t.co/rbeelwVDSW
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) October 7, 2017
On Twitter, folks are just a tad skeptical as to Chapman’s supposed surprise at her husband’s behavior and her motives for only now deciding she can no longer abide it:
That sudden moment when your marriage no longer gives you social power https://t.co/tQZ9oejuBm
— Scott McConnell (@ScottMcConnell9) October 10, 2017
There’s no way that Georgina Chapman has been married to Harvey Weinstein for 10 years and had no idea that he was a pervert.
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) October 11, 2017
Speaking of Hollywood’s collective “see no evil” pretense, Twitchy highlights what just might be a smoking gun as to just how widespread this open secret was among the Hollywood crowd all along:
Big laughs in 2013 when MacFarlane said of Best Supporting Actress nominees: "You no longer have to pretend to be attracted to Weinstein." pic.twitter.com/DaJNnJhfX1
— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) October 10, 2017
Celebrity after celebrity is going to put out a “heartfelt” statement of their shock and outrage, maybe with a couple million thrown at a women’s charity for good measure, and hope all of this blows over so they can go on #Resisting and #SmashingPatriarchy, doubling down on the delusion that they’re still our moral and intellectual betters tasked with guiding us ignorant rubes to utopia.
We can’t let that happen. Now is the time to throw their complicity in Weinstein’s sins back in the faces of each and every one of these insincere, narcissistic, hypocritical, empty-headed, morally-bankrupt bastards. And we can’t let up until the day comes when these people finally learn their real place in America, that being good at memorizing lines and pretending to be other people doesn’t mean the people they really are when the cameras go off understand a damn thing about the real world.