Bob Weinstein Denies Sexual Harassment Claim by TV Showrunner


Bob Weinstein Denies Sexual Harassment Claim by TV Showrunner


The brother of Harvey Weinstein allegedly made numerous romantic overtures to Amanda Segel during the production of TWC-produced series 'The Mist'.
Harvey Weinstein's brother Bob Weinstein was also hit by sexual harassment allegation. A female showrunner who worked on The Weinstein Co.-produced series "The Mist" accused him of sexually harassing her during the production of the Spike TV series.

Amanda Segel, an EP of "The Mist", alleged that Weinstein repeatedly made numerous romantic overtures to her and asked her to join him for private dinners. Segel said Weinstein started harassing her in June 2016 and continued for 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 Weinstein did not stop contacting her on personal matters.

" 'No' should be enough. After 'no,' anybody who has asked you out should just move on," Segel told Variety. "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."

In response to the allegation, a representative for Weinstein issued a statement denying the accusation. "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 statement said.

Weinstein's lawyer Bert Fields also issued a statement on his client'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."

A rep for TWC also denied that Fox contacted Glasser regarding the alleged sexual harassment. The rep added that the COO did communicate with Segel but his involvement in addressing the situation was minimal.

Spike TV, meanwhile, said in a statement, "We take all allegations of this nature very seriously, and are investigating."


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