Bob Weinstein Accused Of Sexual Harassment By TV Producer
Bob Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment from a female showrunner who worked with The Weinstein Company back in 2016.
As Variety reports:
Amanda Segel, an executive producer of “Mist,” said Weinstein repeatedly made romantic overtures to her and asked her to join him for private dinners. The harassment began in the summer of 2016 and continued on and off for about three months until Segel’s lawyer, David Fox of Myman Greenspan, informed TWC executives — including COO David Glasser — that she would leave the show if Bob Weinstein did not stop contacting her on personal matters.
“ ‘No’ should be enough,” Segel told Variety. “After ‘no,’ anybody who has asked you out should just move on. Bob kept referring to me that he wanted to have a friendship. He didn’t want a friendship. He wanted more than that. My hope is that ‘no’ is enough from now on.”
However, a representative for Weinstein denied that he engaged in any inappropriate behavior with Segel, writing in a statement: “Bob Weinstein had dinner with Ms. Segel in LA in June 2016. He denies any claims that he behaved inappropriately at or after the dinner. It is most unfortunate that any such claim has been made.”
Segel’s accusation follows the decades-long allegations of sexual assault and harassment against Bob’s brother Harvey Weinstein. Harvey recently spoke publicly for the first time about the allegations.
“Guys, I’m not doing OK but I’m trying. I got to get help. You know what, we all make mistakes…A second chance, I hope,” Weinstein said in a video shot Wednesday from his daughter’s Los Angeles home. The video was obtained by ABC News.
Following the release of the allegations which were revealed in two reports (one from the New York Times, the other the New Yorker), Weinstein was suspended from the company. A number of women have accused Weinstein of abusing or harassing them including actresses Gwenyth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Rose McGowan, and others.