Can Georgina Chapman’s Marchesa make a comeback in the era of ‘cancel culture’?

In the nearly two years since Harvey Weinstein was first publicly accused of sexual harassment, over 90 women have come forward with allegations against the disgraced producer. (He has denied all claims of nonconsensual sex.) While justice has yet to be served legally — he is awaiting trial in New York on sexual assault charges — Weinstein was culturally sentenced to life imprisonment. But there was another casualty in the media honcho’s overdue takedown: his former wife, Georgina Chapman.

21 PHOTOSHarvey Weinstein and Georgina Chapman together through the yearsSee GalleryHarvey Weinstein and Georgina Chapman together through the years89th Academy Awards – Oscars Vanity Fair Party – Beverly Hills, California, U.S. – 26/02/17 ? Producer Harvey Weinstein and fashion designer Georgina Chapman. REUTERS/Danny MoloshokProducer Harvey Weinstein and fashion designer Georgina Chapman arrive at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., January 8, 2017.REUTERS/Mike BlakeProducer Harvey Weinstein and his wife, fashion designer Georgina Chapman, arrive at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 10, 2016.REUTERS/Mario AnzuoniProducer Harvey Weinstein and his wife, actress Georgina Chapman arrive at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscars Party in West Hollywood, California March 2, 2014.REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES- Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)(OSCARS-PARTIES)Producer Harvey Weinstein and wife, designer Georgina Chapman, arrive at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, California February 22, 2015. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES – Tags:ENTERTAINMENT) (VANITYFAIR-ARRIVALS)Co-Chairman of the Weinstein Company, Harvey Weinstein, arrives with Georgina Chapman to be honored at the Time 100 Gala in New York, April 24, 2012. The Time 100 is an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the last year complied by Time Magazine. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES – Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)Film producer and Miramax Films co-founder Harvey Weinstein arrives with his with wife, Georgina Chapman, at the 82nd Academy Awards in Hollywood, March 7, 2010.REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES)(OSCARS-ARRIVALS – Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)Actress Georgina Chapman arrives with producer Harvey Weinstein to attend the premiere of the film “Awake” in New York November 14, 2007. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES)The Weinstein Company Co-Chairman Harvey Weinstein (back L) and wife Georgina Chapman (standing 2nd L) speak to actress Kerry Washington (seated R) at the Governors Ball for the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 24, 2013 REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES- Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) (OSCARS-PARTIES)Mougins, FRANCE: US producer Harvey Weinstein (L) poses 23 May 2007 upon arriving with girlfriend British actress Georgina Chapman at the amfAR’s (American Foundation for AIDS Research) ‘Cinema Against AIDS 2007’ annual event at Le Moulin de Mougins during the 60th edition of the International Cannes Film Festival in Mougins, southern France. amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, is one of the world’s leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to the support of AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment education, and the advocacy of sound AIDS-related public policy.AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR (Photo credit should read FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 2: (L-R) Elizabeth Olsen, Harvey Weinstein and Georgina Chapman attend The Weinstein Company with FIJI, Grey Goose, Lexus and NetJets host the after party for ‘Wind River’ at The Skylark on August 2, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Bruinooge/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)NEW YORK CITY, NY – JUNE 6: Harvey Weinstein and Georgina Chapman attend The 2005 CFDA Fashion Awards at The New York Public Library on June 6, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)HOLLYWOOD, CA – FEBRUARY 26:(L-R) Designer Georgina Chapman, Producer Harvey Weinstein, COO of The Weinstein Company David Glasser and Michele Glasser attend the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.(Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images)Producer Harvey Weinstein and wife actress Georgina Chapman arrive at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on March 7, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Mark Sullivan/WireImage)EAST HAMPTON, NY – JULY 29: (L-R) Daniel Battsek, Georgina Chapman and Harvey Weinstein attend THE CINEMA SOCIETY & THE HAMPTONS FILM FESTIVAL & THE WALL STREET JOURNAL host the after party for THE NIGHT LISTENER at Private Home on July 29, 2006 in East Hampton, NY. (Photo by Billy Farrell/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)NEW YORK – DECEMBER 06:(HOLLYWOOD REPORTER & U.S. TABS OUT) Actress Ziyi Zhang (C), producer Harvey Weinstein (L), and his girlfriend Georgina Chapman (R) attend the ‘Memoirs Of A Geisha’ New York premiere after party at the Central Park Boathouse on December 06, 2005 in New York City.(Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)Harvey Weinstein (right) and Georgina Chapman during 2006 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted by Graydon Carter at Morton’s in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by E. Charbonneau/WireImage for Vanity Fair Magazine )NEW YORK – MAY 14: (l-R) Harvey Weinstein, Georgina Chapman and Rachel Zoe attend the Dior 2008 Cruise collection fashion show on May 14, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Mat Szwajkos/Getty Images.)Producer Harvey Weinstein (L) and designer Georgina Chapmanattend the TWC/NETFLIX Golden Globe after party, in Beverly Hills, California, on January 10, 2016.AFP PHOTO /CHRIS FARINA / AFP / CHRIS FARINA(Photo credit should read CHRIS FARINA/AFP/Getty Images)US producer Harvey Weinstein (C) and his wife US actress Georgina Chapman and US producer Jay Weisleder (R) pose as they arrive on May 16, 2016 for the screening of the film ‘Hands of Stone’ at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France./ AFP / LOIC VENANCE(Photo credit should read LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images)LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 19:Kelsey Grammer, Liam McMahon, Alessandra Mastronardi, Georgina Chapman and Harvey Weinstein attend a VIP screening of ‘Lion’ hosted by Harvey Weinstein and Georgina Chapman at Soho House on December 19, 2016 in London, England.(Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)Up Next

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What did she know of his alleged crimes? Tabloids and celebrities all speculated, with everyone from Anna Wintour and Alyssa Milano defending the Marchesa designer to Rose McGowan skewering her. (“My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain because of these unforgivable actions,” Chapman said in a statement following the allegations. “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.”) While Chapman’s ex-husband remains a pariah, the designer has slowly been sliding back into New York society.

On Wednesday, Marchesa will have a presence at New York Fashion Week again, albeit much more subdued than years prior to the scandal. Instead of a splashy runway show, the new collection will be viewed by appointment only, capping off nearly two years of turmoil. After the allegations, employees reportedly left the company as rumors circulated the brand was in trouble. Aside from the label being tied so closely to Weinstein — who allegedly bullied actresses into wearing Marchesa at events — Chapman’s co-founder, Keren Craig exited the fashion house in June. So, can Chapman’s Marchesa make a comeback in the era of cancel culture?

14 PHOTOSMarchesa co-founders Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman togetherSee GalleryMarchesa co-founders Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman togetherNEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 25:Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman attend Metropolitan Opera Opening Night Gala at Lincoln Center on September 25, 2017 in New York City.(Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 13:Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig attend the Marchesa fashion show during New York Fashion Week: at Gallery 1, Skylight Clarkson Sq on September 13, 2017 in New York City.(Photo by Steven Ferdman/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 13:Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman walk the runway at the Marchesa fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 1, Skylight Clarkson Sq on September 13, 2017 in New York City.(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images For NYFW: The Shows)NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 05:Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman attend the 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards on June 5, 2017 in New York City.(Photo by Gonzalo Marroquin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 15: Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman walk the runway at the Marchesa Ready to Wear Fall Winter 2017-2018 fashion show during New York Fashion Week on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 07:Marchesa Founders Keren Craig andGeorgina Chapman attend the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala ‘Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars : The Presidential Edition’ at Gotham Hall on November 7, 2016 in New York City.(Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 14: Designers Keren Craig & Georgina Chapman walks the runway at the Marchesa show designed by Keren Craig & Georgina Chapman at The Dock, Skylight at Moynihan Station on September 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Estrop/Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 14:DesignersKeren Craig and Georgina Chapman pose on the runway at the Marchesa fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at The Dock, Skylight at Moynihan Station on September 14, 2016 in New York City.(Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 06:Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman attend the 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards at the Hammerstein Ballroom on June 6, 2016 in New York City.(Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 02:Keren Craig (L) and Georgina Chapman attend the 12th annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards at Spring Studios on November 2, 2015 in New York City.(Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 05:Keren Craig, Rachel Roy and Georgina Chapman attend BALLY’s ‘Off the Grid’ New York Premiere on August 5, 2015 in New York City.(Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for BALLY)NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 01:Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman attend the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on June 1, 2015 in New York City.(Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)NEW YORK, NY – MAY 11:Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman attend the the AOL BUILD Speakers Series with Marchesa co-founders Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig at AOL Studios In New York on May 11, 2015 in New York City.(Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)NEW YORK, NY – MAY 04: Keren Craig, Ellie Goulding, and Georgina Chapman attend ‘China: Through the Looking Glass’, the 2015 Costume Institute Gala, at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City.(Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)Up Next

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“I think she has a compelling story to tell if she so desired, but I don’t think that we can completely expect her to not try to pick up the pieces of her life and push forward,” Wynter Mitchell Rohrbaugh, digital strategist and owner of Pablo Jobs, tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “She can tell a story with her brand.”

Rohrbaugh continues, “It has to be delicate, but she needs to let the brand do the talking first. She has to put that at the forefront. Her ex is beyond scorched earth, but she still has a journey and women being held responsible for their partner’s misdeeds is out. What’s in is charging forward and doing what you have to do independent of what people think. If she has the support and the consumer interest, why not go all in?”

Marchesa’s rollout has been slow and steady over the past 16 months. After canceling their February 2018 runway show at New York Fashion Week, the brand made its first statement three months later with a little help from Scarlett Johansson. The Avengers star wore Marchesa to the Met Gala that May. Johansson, one of the voices of the Time’s Up movement, was called a hypocrite on social media and had to issue a statement defending her decision. (“I wore Marchesa because their clothes make women feel confident and beautiful and it is my pleasure to support a brand created by two incredibly talented and important female designers,” she said.) While social media’s stance was obvious, Chapman forged ahead.

66 PHOTOSStars wearing MarchesaSee GalleryStars wearing MarchesaJessica Alba, wearing Marchesa, arrives for the 80th Academy Awards (Oscars) at the Kodak Theatre, Los Angeles.Actress Kim Raver (in Marchesa) arrives at the 2007 Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. This photo appears on page 461 in Frank Trapper’s RED CARPET book. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)Actress Sienna Miller (in Marchesa) arrives at the 2007 Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. This photo appears on page 458 in Frank Trapper’s RED CARPET book. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)Actress Jennifer Lopez (in Marchesa) arrives at the 2007 Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. This photo appears on page 461 in Frank Trapper’s RED CARPET book. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)Actress Renee Zellweger arrives at the UK Gala Premiere of ‘Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason’ at the Odeon Leicester Square on November 9, 2004 in London. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)Claudia Schiffer during Saks Fifth Avenue’s Unforgettable Evening Benefiting Women’s Cancer Research Fund – Arrivals at The Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by J. Merritt/FilmMagic)NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 8: Nicole Richie attends MARCHESA Fall 2006 Presentation at Rainbow Room on February 8, 2006 in New York. (Photo by Scott Rudd/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)LONDON – FEBRUARY 19: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Actress Mischa Barton arrives at The Orange British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) at the Odeon Leicester Square on February 19, 2006 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)NEW YORK – MAY 01: Actress Lindsay Lohan attends the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala: Anglomania at the Metropolitan Museum of Art May 1, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)Keren Craig, Lindsay Lohan and Georgina Chapman all wearing Marchesa (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/WireImage)Liv Tyler, Georgina Chapman and Diane Kruger wearing Marchesa (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/WireImage for HL Group)Joy Bryant wearing Marchesa (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/WireImage)Margherita Missoni wearing Marchesa (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/WireImage for HL Group)Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman and Margherita Missoni wearing Marchesa (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/WireImage for HL Group)Kerry Washington wearinga Marchesa Dress at the Odeon Leicester Square in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Nick Wall/WireImage)NEW YORK – OCTOBER 25:Marchesa designers Georgina Chapman (L) and Keren Craig (R) with actress Sienna Miller (C) arrive to celebrate Marchesa’s second anniversary at Bergdorf Goodman October 25, 2006 in New York City.(Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)NEW YORK – MAY 05: Actress Eva Longoria-Parkerarrives to the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala, Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy, held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2008 in New York City.(Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)NEW YORK – MAY 05:Actress Dita Von Teese attends the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala ‘Superheroes: Fashion And Fantasy’ at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2008 in New York City.(Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage) NEW YORK – MAY 05:Actress Georgina Chapman departs from the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala, Superheroes:Fashion and Fantasy held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 05, 2008 in New York City.(Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)NEW YORK – MAY 05:(L-R) Georgina Chapman, Dita Von Teese, and Keren Craig arrive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala, Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy, held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2008 in New York City.(Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 17:Penelope Cruz attends the ‘Vicky Christina Barcelona’ Premiere at the Palais des Festivals during the 61st Cannes International Film Festival on May 17, 2008 in Cannes, France.(Photo by Mike Marsland/Wireimage)LAS VEGAS – MAY 18:Singer/songwriter Taylor Swift arrives at the 43rd annual Academy Of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada.(Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images)MOUGINS , FRANCE – MAY 22:Model Petra Nemcova arrives at amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS 2008 benefit held at Le Moulin de Mougins during the 61st International Cannes Film Festival on May 22, 2008 in Mougins, France.(Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)Former US model Georgina Chapman poses as she arrives to attend the amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS 2008 benefit held at Le Moulin de Mougins during the 61st International Cannes Film Festival on May 22, 2008 in Mougins, France. The amfAR foundation raises funds for research, education and treatment of HIV/ AIDS worldwide.AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR (Photo credit should read FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)NEW YORK – JUNE 10:Actress Mischa Barton attends the Twentieth Century Fox premiere of ‘The Happening’ at the Ziegfeld Theater on June 10, 2008 in New York City.(Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Twentieth Century Fox)NEW YORK – JUNE 02:Georgina Chapman attends the 2008 CFDA Fashion Awards at The New York Public Library on June 2, 2008 in New York City, New York.(Photo by James Devaney/WireImage) LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 21:Actress Jennifer Morrison arrives at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre on September 21, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)BEVERLY HILTON, CA – JANUARY 11:Actress/Singer Miley Cyrus arrives at the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California.(Photo by Vince Bucci/WireImage) LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 25:Actress Freida Pinto arrives at the 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on January 25, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 12:Actress Taylor Momsen attends the amfAR New York Gala at Cipriani on 42nd Street to kick off Fall 2009 Fashion Week on February 12, 2009 in New York City.(Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 13:Brittany Snow attends the Heart Truth’s Red Dress Collection 2009 Fashion Show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2009 at The Tent, Bryant Park on February 13, 2009 in New York City.(Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage for Ogilvy Public Relations) HOLLYWOOD – FEBRUARY 22:Actress Vanessa Hudgens arrives at the 81st Annual Academy Awards held at The Kodak Theatre on February 22, 2009 in Hollywood, California.(Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage) NEW YORK – APRIL 15:Diane Kruger attends the 6th Annual New Yorkers For Children Spring Dinner Dance at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on April 15, 2009 in New York City, New York.(Photo by Jamie McCarthy/WireImage) Spanish actresses Penelope Cruz (R), Rossy de Palma, and Spanish director Pedro Almodovar arrive for the screening of the movie ‘Los Abrazos Rotos’ (Broken Embraces), in competition at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival on May 19, 2009.AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT (Photo credit should read ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 20:Actress Diane Kruger attends the ‘Inglourious Basterds’ Premiere at the Grand Theatre Lumiere during the 62nd Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 20, 2009 in Cannes, France.(Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – SEPTEMBER 20:Actress Olivia Wilde attends HBO’s post Emmy Awards reception at Pacific Design Center on September 20, 2009 in West Hollywood, California.(Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)Czech actress Karolina Kurkova wears a pale pink Marchesa gown, Jimmy Choo sandals and Harry Winston diamond jewels as she arrives at the 87th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 22, 2015.REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES TAGS:ENTERTAINMENT) (OSCARS-ARRIVALS) Presenter Sofia Vergara wearing Marchesa poses as she arrives at the 88th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 28, 2016.REUTERS/Lucy NicholsonHOLLYWOOD – MARCH 07:Actress Vera Farmiga arrives at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards held at Kodak Theatre on March 7, 2010 in Hollywood, California.(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)HOLLYWOOD, CA – MARCH 07:Actress Sandra Bullock arrives at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on March 7, 2010 in Hollywood, California.(Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic) HOLLYWOOD – MARCH 07:Actress Georgina Chapman arrive at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards held at Kodak Theatre on March 7, 2010 in Hollywood, California.(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)NEW YORK CITY, NY – SEPTEMBER 15: Kelly Osbourne attends MARCHESA Spring 2011 Collection at Chelsea Art Museum on September 15, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by CLINT SPAULDING/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 21:Singer Miley Cyrus arrives at the 2010 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 21, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by Christopher Polk/AMA2010/Getty Images for DCP)Actress Leighton Meester attends the launch of the Court of Jewels recreation at Harry Winston on November 16, 2010 in New York City.Olivia Wilde attends the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California.Actress Halle Berry arrives at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)Actress Hailee Steinfeld arrives at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.NEW YORK, NY – MAY 02:Miranda Kerr attends the ‘Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty’ Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2011 in New York City.(Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 15:Actress Lea Michele arrives at FOX’s 2012 Golden Globe Award Nominees After Party held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 15, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.(Photo by Jesse Grant/WireImage)BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 15:Actress Shailene Woodley arrives at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 15, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 15:Actress Debra Messing arrives at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 15, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California.(Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)HOLLYWOOD, CA – FEBRUARY 24:Actress Olivia Munn arrive at the Oscars at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California.(Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 25:Actress Melissa McCarthy arrives for the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awardsheld at Nokia Theatre L.A. 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The designer broke her silence to Vogue in a profile published days after the 2018 Met Gala. Chapman made it clear — Marchesa wasn’t going anywhere. She also said she didn’t want to play the victim card. “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…” Meanwhile Chapman’s confidant, Wintour, simultaneously worked to repair the brand’s standing. “Georgina is a brilliant designer, and I don’t think that she should be blamed for her husband’s behavior,” she stated. Having the endorsement of one of fashion’s most powerful voices certainly didn’t hurt.

In August 2018, Vanessa Hudgens became the second celebrity to wear Marchesa to an event. In October 2018, Priyanka Chopra wore Marchesa to her bridal shower. “Women supporting women: that’s what we’re all about,” the actress said. “Georgina’s a friend of mine, and she has been, and it’s not her fault. And I don’t think it’s right to take it out on a self-made woman what somebody in her life did.”

By the time the 2019 Met Gala rolled around not only was the brand represented again — Crazy Rich Asians star Constance Wu wore Marchesa — but Chapman herself attended the high-profile soiree. It marked Chapman’s first red carpet since the Weinstein scandal.

35 PHOTOSWomen who have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment or assaultSee GalleryWomen who have accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment or assaultKadian Noble, has filed a lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein in New York federal court accusing the movie producer of sex trafficking by inviting her to a hotel room in France and sexually assaulting her.Paz de la Huerta, who stars on HBO’s ‘Boardwalk Empire,’ claims Harvey Weinstein raped her on two separate occasions in 2010: "I was in no state. I was so terrified of him," she told Vanity Fair. "I did say no, and when he was on top of me, I said, ‘I don’t want to do this’ … It was disgusting. He’s like a pig."British actress Lysette Anthony has publicly accused Harvey Weinstein of raping her in her home in the late 1980s.Amber Anderson said Harvey Weinstein ‘behaved inappropriately’ and bragged about other actresses he had ‘helped’ in exchange for sexual favors.Natassia Malthe has accused Weinstein of raping her in a hotel room. On a separate occasion, after she was assured that Weinstein would not come onto her, she was allegedly escorted to Weinstein’s hotel room by an assistant. In the room was another woman, who performed oral sex on Weinstein whil he asked Malthe to join.Lupita Nyong’o wrote a detailed essay for the New York Times recounting multiple incidents with Weinstein, including an evening during which he asked her to give him a nude massage while his family was in the same home.Marisa Coughlan said that she planned to meet Weinstein for a meeting at his hotel. Instead, he requested a massage.

Heather Graham said Weinstein told her he had an agreement with his wife that allowed him to sleep with whomever he wants. He then asked him to meet her to discuss a film project at his hotel, falsely telling her that her friend would also be present. She declined.

French actress Judith Godreche has accused Weinstein of inappropriately pressing up against her, trying to remove her sweater and asking for a massage.


Lauren Holly said that during a seemingly normal meeting with Weinstein to discuss a project, he began disrobing, got into the shower, and went to the bathroom while continuing to converse with her. He then allegedly asked her for a massage. She fled. 

Angie Everhart said that she was sleeping in her own cabin on a yacht when Harvey Weinstein entered, blocked the door and began masturbating. He told her not to tell anyone, but she "told everyone," including many actors and producers. In response, most told her that it was just Harvey being Harvey. In an interview with TMZ, she emphasized that anyone in the industry who knew Harvey at all knew that he regularly did things like what he allegedly did to her.

Kate Beckinsale has accused Harvey Weinstein of coming onto her in his hotel room when she was 17 years old.

Tara Subkoff said that in the 1990s, on the same day that she was offered a major movie role, she met Harvey Weinstein at a party. He allegedly made her sit on his lap while he had an erection. He then told her that if he did not do certain sexual things, she would not get the role that she’d already been offered. She declined. Afterward, she said, her "reputation was ruined by false gossip" and she found it near impossible to book roles.

Minka Kelly said that Harvey Weinstein offered her a lavish lifestyle in exchange for being his extramarital girlfriend. She declined.

Gwyneth Paltrow told the New York Times that Harvey Weinstein asked her for a massage in his hotel suite. After she told then-boyfriend Brad Pitt, Pitt confronted him, leading Weinstein to contact Paltrow and "scream" at her, she said.

Asia Argento has accused Weinstein of raping her in his hotel room when she was 21. She first reluctantly agreed to give him a massage, and then he forcibly performed oral sex on her. During subsequent encounters, she had consensual sexual relations with him due to fear that he would otherwise ruin her career.

Rose McGowan has publicly accused Harvey Weinstein of rape. In October 2016, she tweeted reference to a studio head raping her. In October 2017, in a tweet to Amazon chief Jeff Bezos, McGowan referred to Weinstein by name while repeating her rape accusation. The alleged incident took place in the 1990s and resulted in a financial settlement.

Cara Delevingne has accused Harvey Weinstein of attempting to coerce her into kissing another woman in his hotel room. She had just begun her acting career and believed they were meeting just to finalize talks for a film role.

Angelina Jolie said she had a "bad experience with Harvey Weinstein in my youth" and refused to work with him subsequently.

Jessica Barth has accused Harvey Weinstein of demanding that she get naked and give him a massage.

Emma de Caunes has accused Harvey Weinstein of unexpectedly getting naked and demanding that she lie down as other women had supposedly done before her.

Lauren Sivan has accused Harvey Weinstein of cornering her in a public space and masturbating to completion in front of her.

Mira Sorvino, seen here at a Weinstein Co. event in January 2017, said that after refusing Harvey Weinstein’s advances, he dissuaded others in the industry from hiring her.

Ambra Battilana has accused Harvey Weinstein of groping her breasts and reaching under her skirt. She went to the NYPD and then conducted a sting operation, the audio of which was published by the New Yorker. In the audio, Weinstein can be heard attempting to coerce her to enter his hotel room.

Louisette Geiss has accused Harvey Weinstein of luring her to his hotel room after assuring her he wouldn’t hit on her. He then disrobed and repeatedly asked her to watch him masturbate, telling her he would produce her screenplay if she did.

Emily Nestor (far right), a former Weinstein Co. employee, has accused Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment.

Rosanna Arquette has accused Harvey Weinstein of dissuading others from hiring her after she rejected his sexual advances.

Rose McGowan has publicly accused Weinstein of sexual harassment. She has also accused others in the industry of knowing of Weinstein’s misconduct and either actively or passively hiding it.

Ashley Judd has publicly accused Harvey Weinstein of asking her for a massage and then asking her to watch him shower.

Florence Darel has accused Harvey Weinstein of coming onto her in a hotel suite in 1996 while his wife was in the room next door.

Zoe Brock (left, in 2004) has accused Weinstein of getting naked and chasing her around a hotel room after she refused to give him a massage.

Katherine Kendall (right, in 2006) has accused Harvey Weinstein of disrobing and asking for a massage in his apartment after a movie screening, telling her that "everybody does it." He then asked her to at least show him her breasts, which she refused.

Romola Garai has accused Harvey Weinstein of making her feel "violated" when he watched her audition wearing only a bathrobe in his hotel room.

Lea Seydoux has accused Harvey Weinstein of forcibly trying to kiss her on the lips in 2012.

Claire Forlani said she "escaped" Harvey Weinstein on five occasions. He allegedly told her about all the actresses he had slept with and how he had in turn established their careers. He also attempted to get her to give him a massage.

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Still, celebrities aren’t flocking to Marchesa, once a red carpet staple, like they used to. Rohrbaugh, who has worked with a number of A-list stars on social media branding, says it would be up to her clients whether or not to wear Chapman’s elegant designs.

“I think it’s a personal choice, Constance Wu wore Marchesa to Met Gala and she looked lovely,” Rohrbaugh replied when asked if she would advise her clients for or against wearing Chapman’s designs given prior social media blowback. “I never advise my clients on fashion, I leave it to their expert stylists, but I make sure to monitor feedback no matter the subject and I think you have to stand in your truth. Marchesa is a strong brand and personally, I’d hope that Georgina could continue to uphold her legacy without being in the shadows of Harvey. It’s time for her to stand alone without that negativity blighting an otherwise formidable brand.”

But can the media let that happen? Or will Marchesa forever be linked to Weinstein, who played a pivotal role in the brand’s early success?

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Movie producer Harvey Weinstein is accused of sexually assaulting or harassing dozens of women, including a number of well-known celebrities, over the past several decades.

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Matt Lauer was fired from ‘Today’ after multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct that allegedly included giving a co-worker a sex toy and dropping his pants in front of a female employee in his office.

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Actor Jeffrey Tambor has been accused of sexual assault by two women from the Amazon series, "Transparent."  

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Eleven women have come forward accusing President Donald Trump of unwanted touching or kissing. Trump has called the sexual harassment claims ‘fake news.’

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 CBS Corp CEO Leslie Moonves resigned from the company, the company said on Sunday, amid allegations of sexual assault and harassment.

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Sen. Al Franken is accused of kissing and groping a woman without her consent during a United Service Organizations (USO) tour in 2006.

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Director Woody Allen has been accused of sexual assault by his daughter, Dylan Farrow. She says she experienced inappropriate behavior by her adoptive father on several occasions.

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Hundreds of women accused longtime Hollywood writer and director James Toback of sexual harassment.

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Comedian Louis C.K. has been accused of forcing women to watch him masturbate, according to the New York Times.

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Director Bret Ratner has been accused of sexual harassment by several women, including actresses Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge.

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Actor Anthony Rapp accused Kevin Spacey of making a sexual advance towards him when he was 14 years old.

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Roger Ailes, the former president of Fox News Channel, was accused of sexually harassing former anchor Gretchen Carlson and several other women from the network.

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Several women accused TV host Charlie Rose of sexual misconduct, including groping and lewd phone calls.

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Bill Cosby has faced sexual assault allegations from about 60 women, including several women who claim he drugged them.

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Four women, including several that were also fellow Scientologists, have accused actor Danny Masterson of sexual assault, according to HuffPost.

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Mark Schwahn, the former "One Tree Hill" showrunner, was accused of sexual harassment by a large number of the show’s cast and crew.

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Roy Moore faced multiple allegations of sexual misconduct with underaged girls.

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Bill Clinton faced numerous allegations of sexual assault and misconduct while he was president of the United States, with accusers including Juanita Broaddrick, who accused him of rape, Kathleen Willey who said he groped her and Paula Jones who said he exposed himself to her without consent.

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Actor Casey Affleck settled lawsuits out of court wth two women who accused him of sexual harassment.  

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Bill O’Reilly has reportedly made numerous settlements with women who accused him of sexual harassment.

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Anthony Weiner, a former Democratic congressman was sentenced to 21 months in prison in September 2017 after pleading guilty to sexting a teenage girl.

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Veteran journalist Mark Halperin has been accused of sexually harassing women while he worked at ABC News.

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Singer R. Kelly is accused of holding women against their will in houses in Illinois and Georgia in a reported ‘sex cult.’

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Former Fox Host Eric Bolling was accused of sending unsolicited lewd text messages to female colleagues.

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Director Roman Polanski fled the US after pleading guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor. Several other women have also come forward to accuse him of sexual assault.

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Chef John Besh stepped down from the company he founded after female employees reported facing sexual harassment there. 

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Photographer Terry Richardson was labeled the ‘Harvey Weinstein of Fashion’ by the Sunday Times amid widespread accusations of sexual harassment by models.

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Singer Kesha accused Lukasz Gottwald aka Dr. Luke of drugging and sexually assaulting her on multiple occasions.

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Former champion boxer Mike Tyson was convicted of raping a Miss Black America contestant in 1992. 

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Former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar has been accused of sexual abuse by dozens of his former patients and athletes.

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Music mogul L.A. Reid left his position as Epic Records CEO/Chairman in 2017 amid harassment claims by a female assistant.

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Amazon Studios chief Roy Price resigned following reports that he harassed a producer and ignored an actress’ allegation of sexual assault by Harvey Weinstein.

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Several women have accused former President George H.W. Bush of groping them during photo ops.

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Chris Savino (right), creator of  ‘The Loud House’ was suspended by Nickelodeon after being accused of making unwanted advances toward multiple women.

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Actor Steven Seagal was accused of sexual misconduct by Inside Edition’s chief investigative correspondent Lisa Guerrero.

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Michael Oreskes, senior vice president of news and editorial director of National Public Radio, was accused of inappropriate conduct with two women in 1990s.

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Dustin Hoffman was accused of sexually harassing a production assistant when he was 48 and she was a high school senior.

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Jeremy Piven was accused by actress Ariane Bellamar of groping her on two separate occasions. Piven ‘unequivocally’ denied the allegations.

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Ben Affleck apologized for acting ‘inappropriately’ towards Hilarie Burton during an appearance on MTV’s "Total Request Live" in 2003.

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Aziz Ansari was accused of sexual misconduct by a woman he went on a date with.

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Andy Dick was accused of sexual harassment and misconduct on set, including groping people’s genitals, unwanted kissing/licking and sexual propositions.

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Rep. Ruben Kihuen, (D) Nevada, was accused of making repeated, unwanted propositions for dates and sex to a woman that once worked on his campaign.

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Actor Ed Westwick was accused by actress Kristina Cohen of raping her in his home.

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David Guillod, producer of ‘Atomic Blonde,’ is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting several woman.

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Andrew Kreisberg, the showrunner for "Supergirl," was suspended in November 2017 amid numerous sexual harassment allegations by members of his staff.

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Actor Tom Sizemore was reportedly told to leave a film set in 2003 after an 11-year-old actress told her mother that he had touched her genitals.

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Steve Jurvetson left his own venture capital firm after allegations of sexual harassment

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A former model accused George Takei of sexually assaulting him 36 years ago.

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Olympic gold medalist Hope Solo accused former FIFA president Sepp Blatter of sexually assaulted her at an award ceremony in 2013.

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A former writer for ‘Mad Men’ said the show’s creator Matthew Weiner told her that she owed it to him to let him see her naked.

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Ron Jeremy has been accused of sexually assaulting more than a dozen women and the allegations span more than 30 years.

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Multiple women accused producer Adam Fields of touching them inappropriately and sexually propositioning them.

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Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) has been accused of unwanted sexual advances by former staffers.

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John Lasseter, the head of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, was accused of crossing the line with employees, including unwanted hugs.

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Singer Nick Carter was accused of rape by a former member of the all-girl teen band Dream, Melissa Schuman.

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A singer accused billionaire Richard Branson of sexual assault during an event as his Necker Island in the Caribbean. Branson says he has no recollection of the matter.

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Talent agent Adam Venit is accused of grabbing actor Terry Crews’ genitals.

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Jeordie White (aka Twiggy Ramirez), Marilyn Manson former longtime bassist, was accused of rape by singer Jessicka Addams.

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Lockhart Steele, Vox Media’s editorial director was fired after a former employee accused him of sexual harassment.

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Producer Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein’s brother, has also been accused of sexual harassment. 

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Jesse Lacey of  the band, Brand New, was accused of sexual misconduct, including soliciting nude photos from a teen girl in the past.

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Senior Correspondent for E! News Ken Baker California was accused of sexual harassment by two women.

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American film director Oliver Stone was accused of groping model and actress Carrie Stevens in the 1990s.

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Reporter Glenn Thrush was suspended by the New York Times after several women accused him of acting inappropriately when they were young journalists.

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Veteran radio host Garrison Keillor was fired by Minnesota Public Radio following claim of improper behavior.

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CNN producer Teddy Davis was fired after multiple accusations of harassment.

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Producer Russell Simmons stepped down from his companies following sexual assault and harassment accusations from two women.

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Longtime conductor James Levine was suspended by New York’s Metropolitan Opera after sexual abuse claims.

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Dylan Howard, editor in chief of the National Enquirer, was accused of sexual misconduct by several former employees, including forcing them to watch porn and openly discussing his sexual partners.

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"X-Men" director Bryan Singer was accused of raping a 17-year-old boy on a yacht in a lawsuit filed in December.

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Harold Ford, Jr.

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Chef Mario Batali has been accused by multiple women of "inappropriate touching in a pattern of behavior that spans at least two decades."

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PBS talk show host Tavis Smiley’s show was suspended amid misconduct allegations made against him.

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Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb was fired from his job as an ESPN contributor amid accusations of sexual harassment by a wardrobe stylist at the network.

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Sen. Jeff Klein (D-New York), was accused of forcibly kissing a former female staffer back in 2015. 

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Ross Levinsohn, Los Angeles Times CEO and publisher, has reportedly been a defendant in two sexual harassment lawsuits and would rate the "hotness" of his female colleagues, according to a report by NPR.

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A woman accused magician David Copperfield of drugging, sexually assaulting her when she was teen model in the 80s, according to The Wrap.

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James Franco was accused by several women of sexually inappropriate behavior. He was also criticized for wearing a "Time’s Up" pin to the Golden Globes hours before the accusations against him surfaced.

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Barry Lubin, also known as Grandma the clown, resigned from Big Apple Circus after admitting to pressuring a 16-year-old girl into posing for pornographic photos in 2004.

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Arizona Wildcats head football coach Rich Rodriguez was fired amid troubling off-field allegations. His former administrative assistant says Rodriguez inappropriately grabbed and touched her. 

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President Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski was accused of sexual assault by pro-Trump singer Joy Villa. She claims he hit her on the buttocks during an event at Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.

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Steve Wynn, Chairman and CEO of Wynn Resorts, has been accused of sexual misconduct by dozens of peple. The Wall Street Journal the casino mogul regularly pressured employees to perform sex acts.

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Music exec and ‘The Four’ judge Charlie Walk was accused of sexual harassment by a former employee. Life Lab founder Tristan Coopersmith penned an open letter about Walk in January claiming he sent her lewd comment and cornered her in the bedroom he shared with his wife.

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Several women filed sexual harassment complaints against Humane Society CEO Wayne Pacelle, according to the Washington Post.

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Actor Scott Baio, was accused of molesting is former ‘Charles in Charge’ co-star Nicole Eggert when she was a minor.

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Paris Dennard, GOP commentator

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Ryan Adams performs at the Marriott Rewards and Universal Music Present Music is Universal during the South by Southwest Music Festival at JW Marriott Austin on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP)

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“I think Georgina will always have an association here because of the length and visibility of her marriage to Harvey, but her actions in the immediate days following his initial disgrace are telling,” a senior film and pop culture journalist tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “She seemed blindsided, and while managing an intense public humiliation, she also lent support and apologies to his accusers. The brand seems stable. I would have questioned her ability to create and maintain the level of inspired feminine beauty Marchesa is known for under the circumstances of such toxic abuse against women, but Georgina continues to produce beautiful work.”

The seasoned reporter, who has covered the scandal in a variety of aspects, doesn’t believe a star wearing Marchesa on the red carpet warrants a story at this point simply with the Weinstein angle.

“Personally, I would not think [that] would be of note at this point,” the journalist explained. “Unless, of course, an actress or filmmaker was wearing one in solidarity with Georgina. It would be encouraging to see her use this moment of support from people like Scarlett Johansson and Anna Wintour to engage in conversations about assault survivors or women empowerment, and even partner with or design for organizations like Dress for Success, which donates clothes to less-fortunate women seeking employment and economic independence.”

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Other writers, reporters and editors Yahoo Lifestyle spoke with concurred.

“If a story is about Marchesa’s new collection, why does Harvey even need to be mentioned?” a writer for one of the top fashion magazines in the U.S. declared. “It’s possible for one without the other. She should not have to pay for his crimes.”

Chapman continues to put one foot in front of the other. Despite being given non-voting status on the CFDA board, her public appearances have become more frequent, like her attendance at the 2019 Harper’s Bazaar ICONS event earlier this month. Although Marchesa’s showing at NYFW still feels quiet this season, it seems many in the industry are ready for that to change — if Chapman wants it to.

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