Priyanka Chopra responds to criticism on supporting Harvey Weinstein's ex wife: Georgina shouldn't suffer for his faults

FP Staff

November 01, 2018 09:36:46 IST

Actor Priyanka Chopra said she intentionally chose to wear a Marchesa gown to her bridal shower to support longtime friend and designer Georgina Chapman, who divorced disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein after he was accused of sexual harassment by multiple women. The actress has received criticism for choosing to wear Chapman's clothing as she has been associated with Weinstein.

Priyanka Chopra in Georgina Chapman's Marchesa gown. Image from Facebook

Priyanka Chopra in Georgina Chapman's Marchesa gown. Image from Facebook

The 36-year-old actor, who is tying the knot with American Singer Nick Jonas in December this year, told Women's Wear Daily that Chapman should not suffer for the fault of her ex-husband.

Chopra called the decision to wear the gown as "women supporting women".

"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.

"That's the wrong attitude. I've known her for years, and that was a beautiful gown, and deserved to be worn by a bride-to-be. And it made me feel like a princess. It was the right choice," Chopra added.

Marchesa was once a popular label spotted frequently on the red carpet, notes glamour.com. However, its presence has become gradually less prominent among celebrities ever since the New York Times 2017 article reported on Harvey Weinstein's case.

The connection between husband and wife brought the label under heavy scrutiny after many disassociated from the disgraced Hollywood producer. Thereby, Marchesa's presence on awards show circuit noticeably reduced.

(With inputs from agencies)

Updated Date: Nov 01, 2018 09:36 AM