Harvey Weinstein's wife Georgina Chapman leaves him

Harvey Weinstein and Georgina Chapman in 2015
Weinstein and Chapman in 2015. Photo credit: Getty

Disgraced media mogul Harvey Weinstein's wife is leaving him, saying her "heart breaks for all the women who have suffered". 

Weinstein is being accused of sexual harassment by a number of women in Hollywood, leading to his dismissal from his own company on Sunday (local time).

Weinstein first met his wife, Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman in 2003, and the pair have two children together; India Pearl, seven, and Dashiell Max Robert, four. 

"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 said in a statement to People magazine.

"Caring for my young children is my first priority and I ask the media for privacy at this time Before she announced her split from Weinstein, rumours were swirling Chapman was struggling to save the brand from being tarnished by her husband's allegations.

Weinstein previously maintained his wife was standing by him, telling the New York Post that they had talked about the allegations "at length". 

"She stands 100 percent behind me," Weinstein said, adding his wife was helping him become "a better human" and to "apologise to people for my bad behaviour, to say I'm sorry, and to absolutely mean it."