TV producer says Harvey Weinstein’s brother sexually harassed her

via Spike TV
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Harvey Weinstein isn’t the only one in the family being accused of sexual harassment, as now his brother Bob is finding himself in the same situation.

This just has not been a good month for The Weinstein Company!

Certainly, you’ve heard about the big scandal involving famed film producer Harvey Weinstein. Numerous allegations of sexual assault and harassment have resulted in TWC booting Harvey from the company. But it seems like there is another major problem for the board to deal with next.

Courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter, we have learned that Weinstein’s brother Bob is now facing sexual harassment allegations himself. The accusation comes from former executive producer of Spike TV’s short-lived The Mist series, Amanda Segel. According to Segel, Bob began making “unwanted advances” towards her during the summer of last year, with the behavior spanning about three months. Segel’s lawyer, David Fox, tells THR that the advances only stopped after The Weinstein Co.’s legal team was informed about the situation.

Of course, Weinstein’s lawyers are refuting these claims. Noting that they have the emails “to prove it” as far as the stories not being true, they’re also arguing that even if her story is true, it’s not sexual harassment because no “inappropriate touching” occurred.

Segel’s story is that her relationship with Weinstein began with a simple dinner outing, which she agreed to as a professional colleague. When Weinstein then started hitting on her, allegedly inviting her up to his hotel room after a ride there, Segel claims she repeatedly told him she wasn’t interested.

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“After ‘no,’ anybody who has asked you out should just move on,” Segel is quoted as saying. “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.”