A TV producer who worked for The Weinstein company accused Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein’s brother, of sexual harassment.
Executive producer of Spike TV series “Mist,” Amanda Segel, claims Bob Weinstein continually asked her to romantic dinners and pressured her to spend time with him off set. “Bob kept referring to me that he wanted to have a friendship. He didn’t want a friendship. He wanted more than that,” Segel told Variety.
Weinstein rejects Segel’s claim. “Bob Weinstein had dinner with Ms. Segel in LA in June 2016,” his representative told Variety Tuesday in a statement. “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 maintains however, that Weinstein asked her intimate questions during dinner, asked her age and mentioned he refused to date anyone younger than his daughter. At Weinstein’s request, Segel drove him to his hotel, after which he allegedly asked her to come to his room.
She declined to come to his room.
Weinstein continued to ask her to dinner for months and threatened to fire her if she didn’t agree to join him, Segal claims.
Segel’s claims come after Bob’s brother, Harvey Weinstein, was accused of sexual harassment and has been the center of an explosive sexual assault scandal. After a New York Times story Oct. 5 as well as a second piece by The New Yorker and audio of Weinstein harassing one of his victims hit the media, Weinstein was forced to resign Tuesday from the board of the company he founded. (Related: Harvey Weinstein Believes The New York Times Has A Vendetta Against Him).
“I have got to change, I’ve got to grow, I’ve got to deal with my personality, I’ve got to work on my temper, I have got to dig deep,” Harvey Weinstein said, apologizing for his behavior. “I am terribly embarrassed for my company, my staff and the only person who could fix this is me.”
“I am going to fix myself, I am going to fix how I deal with women and how I deal with my temper and power,” he added.
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