Just when you think this story can’t get any weirder, boom, it gets weirder.
The demise of Harvey Weinstein has taken another odd turn: His wife, who announced on Tuesday that she was leaving the powerful Hollywood producer, is reportedly leaning on Huma Abedin, the estranged wife of convicted pedophile Anthony Weiner, who is set to toddle off to jail for 21 months on November 6.
“A well-placed source tells Page Six that Marchesa co-founder [Georgina] Chapman reached out to Abedin, the soon-to-be ex-wife of convicted sex offender Anthony Weiner, as the scandal engulfing her movie-mogul husband intensified and more women — including Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow — came forward with allegations that Weinstein had sexually assaulted or harassed them,” the New York Post writes on Thursday.
Chapman and Abedin, Hillary Clinton’s top aide, have known each other for some time because of Weinstein’s numerous fund-raising events for the former presidential hopeful. Plus, the Clintons rented a Hamptons house next door to Weinstein and Chapman’s Amagansett estate for three summers.
A source close to Chapman said, “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. 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.”
The Post also reports that Chapman has reached out to a number of crisis advisors and public relations pros.
On Tuesday — even before Hollywood A-listers lodged more damning accusations again Weinstein — Chapman announced she was leaving the movie mogul.
“My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain because of these unforgivable actions,” she said in a statement. “I have chosen to leave my husband. Caring for my young children is my first priority and I ask the media for privacy at this time.”
Weinstein responded, saying, “I am profoundly devastated. I have lost my wife and kids, whom I love more than anything else.”
Weiner, 53, was found guilty last month of sending graphic sexual material to a 15-year-old girl. In court papers, prosecutors say Weiner repeatedly convinced the underage girl to strip naked and fondle herself while he watched over Skype.