Georgia Chapman, fashion designer and ex-wife of disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein, has broken her silence over the sexual misconduct scandal that took down her husband, his legacy, and his film empire.
What is she saying?
In a Vogue profile titled, "Georgina Chapman on Life After Harvey Weinstein," which was published Thursday, Chapman recounts the days following the news that her husband had reportedly sexually harassed, assaulted, and threatened countless women within the film and entertainment industry.
"My head was spinning," Chapman said about the time when the news first broke in both The New Yorker and The New York Times. "I lost 10 pounds in five days. I couldn't keep food down."
"[It took] about two days [to process the news]," she added. "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."
"Then the stories expanded," she said, "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."
Chapman, 42, also maintains that she was entirely clueless to Weinstein's behaviors, despite being married to him for more than a decade.
"That's what makes this so incredibly painful: I had what I thought was a very happy marriage. I loved my life," Chapman said. "Absolutely not. Never. For one thing, he traveled constantly. And I've never been one of those people who obsesses about where someone is."
Chapman announced in October that she had left Weinstein, just several days after the news of his scandal broke.
Chapman would later file for a divorce, which was settled in January.
What about the kids?
The designer went on to detail how her ex-husband's alleged attacks impacted her children's lives as well as her own.
"I have moments of rage, I have moments of confusion, I have moments of disbelief!" Chapman explained. "And I have moments when I just cry for my children. What are their lives going to be? 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 them!"
She added that she's tried her best to avoid being spotted in public since news of the scandal broke in October.
"I was so humiliated and so broken," Chapman explained. "I didn't think it was respectful to go out. 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."
Chapman said that she didn't want people to view her as a victim, despite the horrors she endured as a result of her ex-husband's purported sexual deviance.
"I don't want to be viewed as a victim," she explained, "because I don't think I am. I am a woman in a s**t situation."