Bob Weinstein Also Accused Of Harassment - "Was An Abusive Boss"

In a shocking development that discredits claims by top Weinstein Company executives that the company was unaware of disgraced co-founder Harvey Weinstein’s lecherous behavior, a former Hollywood show runner has come forward to accuse Bob Weinstein, who co-founded the eponymous film studio with his brother in 2005, of harassment during production of a Spike TV film series, Variety reports.

Amanda Segel, an executive producer of “Mist,” said Weinstein repeatedly made romantic overtures to her and asked her to join him for private dinners. The harassment began in the summer of 2016 and continued on and off for about 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 Bob Weinstein did not stop contacting her on personal matters.

“'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.”


A representative for Bob Weinstein denied that he engaged in any inappropriate behavior in a statement to 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,” the statement said.
A rep for Weinstein Co. also denied that Glasser was contacted by Segel’s lawyer.

The revelation will only accelerate the process of industry figures distancing themselves from the Weinstein Co. The company has reportedly been sent into a tailspin after more than 30 women came forward to accuse Bob’s brother Harvey of being a serial sexual predator. Harvey, who is currently in rehab in Arizona, is facing criminal investigations in both the US and the UK.

Yesterday, Weinstein Co. revealed that it had received an emergency infusion of cash from Colony Investments, a firm run by Trump friend and adviser Thomas Barrick. The investment firm is reportedly in talks to purchase most of Weinstein’s major assets.

In the days after the scandal, Bob Weinstein publicly condemned his brother’s actions and claimed that he was unaware of his brother’s history of sexual assault and harassment. He said in a recent interview that his brother has not expressed “one shred of remorse” for his actions, and is solely fixated on how he can rehabilitate his image and regain his position of power within the industry. Segel said her experiences with Weinstein left her shaken and angry. Segel told Variety that Weinstein’s untoward advances began after she accepted a dinner invitation during 2016 in the hopes of establishing a professional relationship with the producer of a show called “the Mist” that had a 10 episode run that wrapped in August. 

Segel’s discomfort with Bob Weinstein began in June 2016 when he invited her out to dinner in Los Angeles, at Dan Tana’s restaurant. Segel had been told by coworkers that Bob Weinstein had inquired with them whether she was single. She agreed to go to dinner with him in an effort to establish a professional relationship with the head of the company behind “The Mist.”


During the dinner, Weinstein asked Segel highly intimate questions and made romantic overtures to her, according to Segel. He wanted to know her age because he told her he didn’t want to date anyone younger than his daughter. He told Segel that he was staying at the Beverly Hills Hotel because his daughter was staying at his home in Los Angeles.


About halfway through the dinner, Weinstein asked Segel if she would drive him back to the hotel so that he could let his driver go for the night. Segel agreed. When she took him to the Sunset Boulevard hotel, he asked her to come up to his room. She declined.

Weinstein’s advances continued. He would send Segel creepy emails and even once invited her to a “party” at his place that she avoided because she suspected it was a ruse to get her alone.

Eventually Weinstein gave up, but he soon started unfairly targeting Segel for criticism, leading to a breakdown in their working relationship. Segel told her lawyer about the harassment, and eventually reached an agreement with the Weinstein Company that she would never be in the presence of Weinstein, or on calls with Weinstein, during production of “the Mist”. The studio said it would release her from her contract if the show was picked up for a second season. 

After that night, Weinstein began sending emails to Segel with questions that were outside the scope of work on “The Mist.” He said he wanted them to be friends. She said that was possible but in a non romantic way, and reiterated that she was not open to dating.


In a scenario that echoes some of the allegations against Harvey Weinstein, Segel asserts that during this period Bob Weinstein invited her to a house he’d rented in Malibu for a party. When he called Segel to tell her the address of the house, she gathered that it was not a party but an invitation for the two of them to be alone. She did not attend.


Bob Weinstein continued to ask Segel out to dinner between June and August of 2016 joking at times that he was her boss and could fire her if she didn’t agree. Segel agreed to another dinner with him in which she was accompanied by “Mist” executive producer and writer Christian Torpe. Weinstein was clearly unhappy with Torpe’s presence at the dinner, according to Segel.


Eventually, Weinstein stopped the unwanted attention toward Segel. During a notes conference call with network executives about the show, Segel says Weinstein became angry and screamed at Segel over a production issue that she says was out of her control. When questioned about the outburst by others on the call, Segel expressed her view that she had been sexually harassed by Weinstein for three months. After that incident, Segel had her lawyer contact TWC executives with the ultimatum that she would leave the show if Weinstein did not stay away from her.


After much back and forth between Segel, her lawyer and TWC executives, an agreement was reached that Segel would continue her work on the show but arrangements were made that she was never to be in the same room as Weinstein or on telephone calls with him, an agreement that was honored by Weinstein. It was also agreed that TWC would let Segel out of its option to keep her on the show if it was picked up for a second season.

Segel is presently working on a new series, in a work environment she described as pleasantly low-key. She’s also focused on developing her own projects.

Unfortunately, as is the case with Bob’s brother and many other serial abusers in Hollywood, this type of behavior is rarely an isolated incident. Now, we wait and see if more accusers come forward implicating the brother, in a scandal that has changed the discourse and exposed a culture of sexual exploitation at the highest levels of the entertainment industry.

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In a separate report published Tuesday evening, the Wall Street Journal - who were first to report that the Weinstein Company's board was in talks to sell - published a lengthy feature about Bob's workplace behavior. Former employees and colleagues - most of whom were anonymous but a handful of whom were named - recounted Bob Weinstein's history of aggressive, bullying workplace behavior and his tendency to abuse employees and mistreat or insult business partners.

While not as aggressive and mean-spirited as his brother Harvey, Bob reportedly compensated for being shy and socially awkward by acting like a bully after coming to prominence with Miramax in the early 1990s.

Once, when a marketing executive showed him a potential trailer for the film “I Got the Hookup” and asked, “What do you think?” Bob Weinstein responded, “I think it f—ing sucks,” and threw the videotape over an employee’s head after which it smashed against a wall, according to a person who witnessed the incident. Mr. Weinstein denied the incident occurred.

At the 2000 premiere of “Scary Movie,” a Dimension executive attempted to introduce his wife to his boss. Bob Weinstein stuck out his arm and shoved the woman back, the former executive recalled, as he made a beeline for stars Marlon and Shawn Wayans and director Keenen Ivory Wayans, with whom he hoped to sign a deal to make more movies. Mr. Weinstein denied that that occurred.

The story included details about the incident that led to a rift between the two families (as Bob has repeatedly said, he hasn't spoken to his brother much over the past five years). WSJ noted that their families hadn't spent holidays together, or any time, really, outside of work. It's also been rumored that Bob was the one who initially pushed the Times to pursue its expose.

In about 2011, after an argument over how to allocate the studio’s resources between their respective movies, Harvey Weinstein punched his brother in the face in front of about a dozen other Weinstein Co. executives, knocking him to the ground, said people who were present. “I’ve been assaulted!” Bob yelled, according to those people. Bob, who was bloodied, wanted to press charges, but was talked out of it, according to a person familiar with the incident.

WSJ seems to think that Bob Weinstein's track record producing smash hit horror films might be savable, and that when Weinstein Compant sells its assets, Bob might be left to run his Dimension films label as an independent company. But the question now is: Will Bob's reputation be forever sullied thanks to his association with his brother?


stinkypinky beemasters Tue, 10/17/2017 - 21:38 Permalink

Ah there we go -

It's also been rumored that Bob was the one who initially pushed the Times to pursue its expose.

I was wondering why this story had even happened at all, considering that Hollywood has been a pseudo whorehouse for about 100 years, and this has been a completely open secret for that whole time. Every single executive in the entertainment industry is basing their business decisions on how much ass they can get, and every actress is figuring how much time she'll need to spend on her knees to get the next role. The only reason this actually turned into a story is that Bob was angry at his brother and wanted to be the sole owner of the Weinstein company. Looks like he's getting caught in the landslide he created though.This will screw the women of Hollywood too if it goes too far: actresses might have to get roles based on their acting ability soon, rather than just how quickly they can eat a banana.

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junction Bay of Pigs Tue, 10/17/2017 - 17:24 Permalink

Weinstein is the scapegoat now to cover up the botch-up the FBI hit teams made at the Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest concert.  Witnesses at the concert are being bumped off now based on information they posted on the Internet and from video stored on their mobile devices (which the FBI copied and then wiped).  Notice the total silence from CSI in Las Vegas on the caliber of bullets found, on whether any of the victims had powder burns and even on whether the fingerprints and DNA of the body in the hotel room matches that of Stephen Paddock.

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Consuelo junction Tue, 10/17/2017 - 17:44 Permalink

  Since we fairly well know who mainstream media outlets take their marching orders from, I surmise you are 100% correct.   They are proceeding with a 'Murrah building' type mop-up operation to get this all tidied up before a groundswell of questions boils over into something they cannot contain.  

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Larry Darrell serotonindumptruck Tue, 10/17/2017 - 17:47 Permalink

That episode is from 2003. They've never hid it.  They have always openly flaunted it because they know that most people don't pay attention. Edit: And most don't have offspring.  Those that do are accidents that they don't care about or from outside of their publicized relationship....  See Chelsea Hubble Clinton in relation to bastardized spawn.... They don't care

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chrsn Tue, 10/17/2017 - 17:13 Permalink

When times get tough, you'll find out who your friends are.  You'll also likely be distressed about how few of them you really have.

serotonindumptruck chrsn Tue, 10/17/2017 - 17:25 Permalink

For many Americans, that means:Don't fuck up and get arrested for some stupid shit like DUI.I mean, it happens to tens of millions of Americans every year, and it requires many thousands of dollars to satisfy the tyrannical court system, but don't expect your friends and coworkers to sanction that behavior.Sucks to be you.

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Never One Roach Tue, 10/17/2017 - 17:15 Permalink

Weinstein's close friend, Hillary Clinton, Greeted by Boos, Shouts of ‘Fascist’ on Way to Receive Honorary Doctorate Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was greeted by boos and shouts of “fascist” as she arrived at Swansea University, Wales, to receive an honorary doctorate. During a short five-step walk between the vehicle and the entrance to the Welsh campus building, the former Democratic Party nominee waved briefly amidst a cacophony of boos and jeers, with the sound of someone yelling “fascist” in the distance.…

HyeM Tue, 10/17/2017 - 17:19 Permalink

these sexual preditors need to be brought to justice, but i am curious to find out who is behind outing them out? after all, the casting couch and this type of behavior is nothing new...why now, why everyone all of the suddenly.i wish the victims will get the long-overdue justice they should have had in the beginning; i pray for them...and i hope that all of these sexual preditors go straight to prison.but it would be interesting to find out who is behind all of this...finally, blowing the lid off of this crap and exposing everyone. 

WillyGroper Tue, 10/17/2017 - 17:20 Permalink

"Yesterday, Weinstein Co. revealed that it had received an emergency infusion of cash from Colony Investments, a firm run by Trump friend and adviser Thomas Barrick."ok, so what is the showtime skinamax production really about?

Harry Lightning Tue, 10/17/2017 - 17:28 Permalink

Under what standard are men in the entertainment business supposed to judged with respect to accusations of sexual misconduct. Obviously the existing law is not the standard because men are being punished without having been fould guilty of any crime. How is American society to know if the allegations are a matter of revenge for a past business decision that went against the accuser, or an honest accusation based on actual cirumstance of harassment?

mc888 Tue, 10/17/2017 - 17:31 Permalink

The turd conveyor belt keeps rollin' on.This guy Bob sounds like an idiot just as used to getting what he wants as his brother, except he don't get as much. And he's jealous. Hence the "bullying" narrative for ratting out his own brother.Amanda Segel *Marks* ruined the classic Stephen King story. Tried to watch it, couldn't. The movie was great. Her TV show was dogshit. Fuck that rotten cunt.

Rebelrebel7 Tue, 10/17/2017 - 17:31 Permalink

Part of the problem is that due to the competitive nature of obtaining lead rolls in Hollywood, actresses would be very reluctant to bring another actress with them for protection. I guess that body guards would be a really great idea. They should demand them from their agents. The agents make a fortune off of actors, actresses, and musicians.