Bob Weinstein, co-founder of The Weinstein Co. and brother of disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein, now faces his own allegation of sexual harassment. Variety reports that Amanda Segel, who was an executive producer and showrunner on the Weinstein Co.’s series “The Mist,” says Bob Weinstein harassed her during production of the Spike TV series.
Variety reports that Segel said Bob 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.”
Segel told Variety: “‘No’ should be enough. 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.”
A rep for Bob Weinstein denied the allegation, providing a statement to Variety saying: “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.”
The Hollywood Reporter adds: “Segel says the inappropriate behavior continued after the first dinner. Weinstein would send emails to her with questions outside the purview of her work on ‘The Mist,’ saying he wanted the two of them to be friends. She said that a non-romantic friendship was possible but that she was not open to dating.”
THR adds: “Still, another uncomfortable moment occurred when Weinstein invited Segel to a party he was having at a house he rented in Malibu — but when she learned that it was not a party but actually an invitation for the two of them to be alone together, she declined. Weinstein would keep asking Segel out to dinner up until August 2016, sometimes joking that as her boss he could fire her if she didn’t agree to it.”