Harvey Weinstein's Brother Bob Is Now Being Accused Of Sexual Harassment Too

Harvey's former business partner and brother, Bob Weinstein, is now being accused of sexual harassment by a show runner dating back to the summer of 2016

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Days after The New York Times published its investigation of film producer Harvey Weinstein, and the multiple sexual harassment allegations made against him over the past three decades, another member of the Weinstein family is now facing accusations of sexual misconduct of their own.

According to Variety, a female show runner has come forward with sexual harassment allegations against Harvey's younger brother and business partner, Bob Weinstein, which detail alleged inappropriate behaviour during the summer of 2016.

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Amanda Segel, a former executive producer of Weinstein Co. drama Mist, claims Bob pursued her romantically on several occasions during the production of the Spike TV series last year.

'"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.'

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Segel claims Weisntein invited her out to dinner in Los Angeles in June 2016, after allegedly enquiring with her coworkers as to her relationship status.

During the dinner, Weinstein is said to have asked 'highly intimate questions' and made 'romantic overtures' to the show runner.

On one occasion, Weinstein is alleged to have invited her to a party at a house he'd rented in Malibu, which she gathered was an invitation for them to spend time alone together. She did not attend.

Following numerous invitations to dinner, Segel later claims that during a conference call with network executives about Mist, Weinstein became angry and screamed at her regarding a production issue.

When she was later question about the spat by others on the call, Segel says she expressed her view that she'd been sexually harassed by Weinstein for several weeks.

As a result, Segel's lawyer, David Fox of Myman Greenspan, reportedly informed TWC executives - including COO David Glasser - that she would leave the show if Weinstein didn't stop contacting her on personal matters.

An agreement was reportedly made so that Segel would continue working on the show but was never to be in the same room as Weinstein or have telephone calls with him - an agreement which is said to have been honoured by the producer.

In response to the allegations, a representative for Mr Weinstein has denied the producer engaged in any inappropriate behaviour.

In a statement, the spokesperson told Variety: '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.'

Bert Fields, a lawyer for Bob Weinstein, also issued a strong denial on Weinstein's behalf.

'Variety's story about Bob Weinstein is riddled with false and misleading assertions by Ms. Segel and we have the emails to prove it, but even if you believe what she says it contains not a hint of any inappropriate touching or even any request for such touching,' Fields said.

'There is no way in the world that Bob Weinstein is guilty of sexual harassment, and even if you believed what this person asserts there is no way it would amount to that.'

Meanwhile, a representative for the Weinstein Co. denied that Glasser was contacted by Segel's lawyer.

Fox declined to comment on the allegations, reportedly citing 'the possibility of litigation involving the Weinstein Company'.

The claims come days after Bob Weinstein condemned his older brother's alleged sexual assault and harassment, calling the ordeal a 'waking nightmare'.

'This hurts, but I don't feel an ounce of remorse coming from him, and that kills me too. When I heard his admission of feeling remorse for the victims . . . it was so disturbing to me,' Bob Weinstein told The Hollywood Reporter.

From: ElleUK