Weinstein's Wife Leans on Huma Abedin Amid Intensifying Scandal

Georgina Chapman, fashion designer and actress (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
October 12, 2017

Since Georgina Chapman announced that she is leaving her husband, Harvey Weinstein, after multiple women came forward with sexual assault allegations against the movie mogul, she has been leaning on fellow scorned spouse Huma Abedin.

A source told Page Six that Chapman reached out to Abedin, the soon-to-be ex-wife of confessed sex offender and former New York congressman Anthony Weiner, as the scandal involving her husband intensifies.

"One of the people Georgina has reached out to is Huma, who has been through this kind of scandal and media storm, and survived with her dignity intact," a source close to Chapman said. "They are both mothers, they have both been in a situation where their husbands turned out to be a different person than the man they thought they knew."

Chapman and Abedin, Hillary Clinton's former top aide, got to know each other because of Weinstein’s fundraising efforts and events for the former presidential candidate. The Clintons also rented a house in the Hamptons next door to Weinstein and Chapman’s estate for three summers, Page Six reported.

The source said that Abedin and Chapman have remained in contact outside of their husbands’ political involvement and friendship.

Besides Abedin, a separate source told Page Six that Chapman has also reached out to multiple crisis advisors and public relations professionals over the weekend.