- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 18, 2017

A TV showrunner has come forward alleging that Harvey Weinstein’s younger brother and business partner, Bob Weinstein, sexually harassed her over the course of a few months in the summer of 2016, Variety reported Tuesday.

Amanda Segel, who was the executive producer for Spike network’s “The Mist,” said Mr. Weinstein repeatedly came on to her with repeated invites for private dinners, all of which she declined.

“‘No’ should be enough,” Ms. Segel, a veteran TV producer and screenwriter, 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.”

For his part, through a representative, the married 62-year-old father of two denied the allegations, saying nothing inappropriate occurred on the one occasion they did dine together. 

Mr. Weinstein’s lawyer took a much stronger tack in his statement in which he attacked Ms. Segel’s credibility.

“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,” said Bert Fields, an attorney for Mr. Weinstein, Variety reported. “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.”

Bob Weinstein assumed leadership of The Weinstein Company (TWC) earlier this month, taking over from his embattled older brother. On Tuesday, Harvey Weinstein also resigned from TWC’s board of directors, where he continues to hold a 22 percent ownership stake, Variety reported

TWC is reportedly being eyed for a takeover by Colony Capital, which on Monday extended it something of a financial “lifeline” with an undisclosed infusion of cash, The New York Times reported.

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