‘I am a woman in a s--t situation, but it’s not unique,’ the Marchesa designer told Vogue in a new interview.
Designer Georgina Chapman lost 10 pounds in five days, didn’t leave the house for five months, and started seeing a therapist following revelations of her estranged husband Harvey Weinstein’s alleged misdeeds — but says she’s no victim.
“I don’t want to be viewed as a victim,” the Marchesa co-owner told Vogue in a profile published Thursday, “because I don’t think I am. I am a woman in a s–t situation, but it’s not unique.”
After the New York Times and the New Yorker exposed Weinstein’s alleged pattern of sexual assault and harassment last October, Chapman said, she “couldn’t keep food down” and took about two days to absorb the revelations. (Weinstein has denied the allegations.) “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,” she said. “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.”