Amid lurid and disturbing allegations of sexual harassment and rape levied by a growing number of subordinate employees, journalists and actresses including Asia Argento, Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow, Harvey Weinstein was unceremoniously ousted this week from The Weinstein Company (TWC), the film and television production juggernaut he co-founded with his younger brother Bob Weinstein. While his high-powered tenure at TWC is over and his reputation in tatters, the famously and fearsomely bombastic 17-time Emmy nominated and Oscar-winning film and television super-producer can still take luxurious refuge in one of his several multi-million dollar homes in and around New York City. Weinstein, 65 and reported to have been holed up in a Los Angeles hotel while the sordid story unfolded, will have to take refuge, however, without his English-born wife Georgina Chapman, co-founder of the high-end fashion label Marchesa and mother to two of his five children, who announced yesterday she’s leaving her husband of ten years.
The embattled couple’s primary home has been an august, turn-of-the-20th-century townhouse on a prime street in New York City’s West Village they acquired in 2007 for $14.95 million. The May-December pair — she’s nearly 25 years his junior — also maintain a handsome Colonial mansion on more than 5.5 bucolic, waterfront acres in wealthy Westport, Conn., about two hours by car from their lower Manhattan townhouse. Overlooking the Long Island Sound, the estate was purchased by Weinstein in two transactions, the first in 1994 and the second in 2000, that totaled almost $8.25 million. Tax records indicate the 17-room main residence, at the head of an elegantly long and gated drive, dates to the early part of the 20th century with eight bedrooms and seven full and three half bathrooms in almost 8,900-square-feet and the pastoral grounds include acres of rolling lawn shaded by picturesque clusters of mature specimen trees, a waterside swimming pool and several residential outbuildings.
In May 2014, the Weinstein-Chapmans paid nine-time Tony winning theater producer Roy Furman $11.4 million for a sprawling, cedar-shingled mansion on 1.9, wooded acres overlooking Napeague Bay in the low-key but exorbitantly expensive Hamptons community of Amagansett, New York. They quickly caught a case of The Real Estate Fickle—it was reported they opted to sell after not spending hardly any time there—and flipped the bluff-top estate back on the market almost exactly a year later at $13.5 million. The approximately 9,000-square-foot mansion, with 7 bedrooms, seven full and three half bathrooms plus a swimming pool and a 3-D capable screening room in the basement, remains available with a reduced price tag of $12.4 million.
Public records show Weinstein owned an airy contemporary of just over 3,000-square-feet in Greenwich, Conn., that was acquired in the mid-1990s for $825,000 and sold earlier this month for $1.65 million—public records suggest the house was occupied by his late mother Miriam Weinstein until her death last year—while Chapman continues to co-own a two-bedroom and two-bathroom apartment in the West Village she bought with her brother Edward Chapman, CEO of Marchesa, in late 2009 for $1.7 million. Weinstein also owns a not quite 1,400-square-foot Tudor Cottage in L.A.’s Beverly Grove area he bought for one of his older children in 2015 for $1.55 million.
As for Harvey’s brother Bob Weinstein, long over-shadowed by his volatile, larger-than-life older brother but now holding the reins at TWC, he also presides over a handful of high-maintenance properties, most of them currently for sale. In 2004 he paid $20 million for an approximately 6,500-square-foot duplex at the venerable Beresford building on New York City’s prestigious Central Park West that is currently available at $29.5 million and in 2000 he laid out $1.64 million for a 3.28-acre waterfront estate in Greenwich, Conn., that first popped up for sale in 2013 with a pie in the sky price of $32 million that has since plummeted to its current price of $19.75 million. In 2005 he paid $3 million for a loft-style condo in lower Manhattan’s Astor Place neighborhood that is that is not currently for sale; In 2009 he and his now ex-wife, former book editor Annie Clayton, splashed out $15 million for a five-story townhouse on the Upper West Side of Manhattan Side that came up for sale earlier this year for $19 million before the price was chopped to $17.9 million—online listings indicate the townhouse is in contract to be sold for an unknown price; And the former couple, who acrimoniously split in 2012, long maintained not quite 11-acre estate on Michigan’s picturesque Burt Lake that was, according to tax records, deeded over to Clayton earlier this year.