January 22, 2019

Harvey Weinstein’s brother accused of sexual harassment

Bob Weinstein, the brother of Harvey Weinstein, is now facing a sexual harassment allegation from a TV producer.

Variety reports that Amanda Segel, the executive producer of “The Mist”, is claiming that Weinstein kept harassing her for three months in 2016 until she threatened to leave the show. According to the report, Segel had dinner with Weinstein to establish a working relationship with him, but Weinstein kept making suggestive remarks. He asked her to drive him to his hotel, where Segel rebuffed his request to join him in his hotel room.

After that, Segel alleges that Weinstein kept trying to establish a romantic relationship with her, which Segel continually declined. Segel eventually threatened to leave the show if Weinstein didn’t cease his actions, prompting Weinstein to launch into a tirade against Segel on a conference call over “a production issue that she says was out of her control.”

An agreement was worked between the Weinstein Co. and Segel that she would never have to be around Weinstein or talk to him over the phone and that she could leave the show after the second season.

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.”

A Weinstein representative issued a statement to Variety that read, “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.”

Weinstein recently told The Hollywood Reporter that his brother Harvey at times subjected him to “physical abuse” and “avoided getting the help” he needed despite Bob Weinstein’s repeated pleas, although Weinstein claimed he didn’t know about his brother’s sordid behavior.