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Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein's Brother and Business Partner, Has Also Been Accused of Sexual Harassment

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A week after over a dozen women brought sexual assault and harassment allegations against his brother and business partner Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein is also now being accused of harassment.

As Variety reported on Tuesday, female showrunner Amanda Segel, who worked on The Mist, which was produced by the Weinstein Company, came forward with allegations of sexual harassment against Weinstein. The executive producer says Bob, "repeatedly made romantic overtures to her and asked her to join him for private dinners." Segel says things began in the summer of 2016 and continued for months until her legal team threatened that she would leave the show if Weinstein's advances didn't stop.

"'No' should be enough," Segel said to 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."

Meanwhile, actress Jamie King has also come out with her own allegations against Bob, saying he threatened her after she refused to do a Maxim cover shoot.

So far, Bob Weinstein's lawyers have denied the incidents and any claims that he ever behaved inappropriately.

"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," a lawyer for Weinstein said in a statement to Variety. "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."

When the allegations were brought against his brother last week, Bob Weinstein told The Hollywood Reporter that he allegedly only knew that Harvey Weinstein was cheating on his wife Georgina Chapman, and had no idea about the extent of his brother's actions.

"For me, I thought he was literally just going out there cheating in a pervasive way," Bob told the site. "It wasn’t like he even had a mistress. It was one after another and that I was aware of. But as far as being in a room and hearing the description in The New York Times? No way. No f—– way was I aware that that was the type of predator that he was. And the way he convinced people to do things? I thought they were all consensual situations."


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