Harvey Weinstein says he knew wife Georgina Chapman was leaving him because he green-lighted  decision himself.In a new self-serving statement to the Daily News, the movie mogul and accused sex predator claims that even amid his snowballing scandal, he’s directing his fate and is optimistic about a happy ending.”Over the last week, there has been a lot of pain for my family that I take responsibility for. I sat down with my wife Georgina, who I love more than anything, and we discussed what was best for our family. We discussed  possibility of a separation and I encouraged her to do what was in her heart,” Weinstein told.”In the end, she made the decision to separate. I understand, I love her and I love our children and hopefully, when I am better, I will be in their lives again,” he added.”I support her decision, I am in counseling and perhaps, when I am better, we can rebuild.”The statement came after TMZ reported Tuesday that Weinstein was getting on a plane for sex-addiction rehab in Europe.A source told The News that Weinstein was indeed seeking treatment but not necessarily overseas  and not the type of residential group program typically associated with rehab.”Everybody knows he’s going away. But it’s not rehab. It’s not that type of place. It’s more counseling,”  well-placed source said.”He needs his peace. He’s been hounded all week. He lost his company and his wife. What more can you lose? He’s got to go find peace,” source told.Once one of the most powerful men in Hollywood, Weinstein, 65 years old  is facing a wave of allegations that he sexually harassed or assaulted a long list of staffers and actresses including Rose McGowan, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Mira Sorvino and Rosanna Arquette.He was kicked off his company’s board Sunday after a groveling, last-ditch appeal for support from fellow moguls fell flat.Weinstein threatened to sue The New York Times over the explosive exposépublished Thursday that included the first on record accusations from A-list actress Ashley Judd.On Tuesday, famed attorney Gloria Allred challenged Weinstein to waive  statute of limitations for his accusers and give them a day in court with arbitration. She said the move would allow both Weinstein and his accusers a chance at “justice.”With possible legal action on horizon, one industry insider said Weinstein’s legal bills could squeeze him financially.Weinstein’s wealth remains a murky picture, but he and Chapman recently slashed  price one of their houses in Connecticut and sold it for $1.65 million earlier this month. They originally listed the house in Westport for $2.25 million in April.Weinstein bought the property more than 20 years ago for $825,000.



 

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