Last week, a number of women came forward with accusations of sexual harassment and assault against Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.
Weinstein, 65, initially denied the allegations, which were uncovered in an expose by The New York Times. He then issued an apology for his "bad behavior" and announced that he had the full support of his wife of 10 years, Marchesa designer and Project Runway All Stars judge Georgina Chapman.
“She stands 100 percent behind me. Georgina and I have talked about this at length,” Weinstein said. “Georgina will be with Lisa [Bloom, Weinstein’s legal advisor at the time] and others kicking my ass to be a better human being and to apologize to people for my bad behavior, to say I’m sorry, and to absolutely mean it.”
At first, Weinstein blamed his personality and temper for his behavior, saying, "In the past I used to compliment people, and some took it as me being sexual, I won’t do that again. I admit to a whole way of behavior that is not good. I can’t talk specifics, but I put myself in positions that were stupid, I want to respect women and do things better."
But his excuses didn't keep the situation from escalating, and the scandal has since intensified, with more women opening up about their horrifying experiences dealing with Weinstein. Among them are high-profile Hollywood stars, including Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan, Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Heather Graham.
Other celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet, Terry Crews, Glenn Close, Emma Watson, and James Van Der Beek, have denounced Weinstein's "inexcusable" abuse of power, and shared their own experiences with sexual harrasment.
Weinsten has since been fired from his company, and now he has also lost the support of his wife. Chapman released a statement addressing her husband's "unforgivable actions" and announcing her next step.