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The Mist Showrunner Accuses Bob Weinstein of Sexual Harassment

October 17, 2017 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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The showrunner for the recently-cancelled The Mist has accused Bob Weinstein of sexually harassing her during the show’s production. Variety reports that Amanda Segal accused Bob, the brother of disgraced Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein, of being inappropriate to her on multiple occasions despite her attempts to make him stop.

According to Segal, Weinstein (whose company produced the show) constantly asked her to private dinners and made romantic overtures, asking her about intimate topics. Among other things, she says he asked her age because he told her he didn’t want to date anyone younger than his daughter. Segal said that she insisted several times that she didn’t want anything beyond a friendly, professional relationship.

Segal said her lawyers contacted TWC and said she would leave the show if his behavior didn’t stop. Eventually she agreed to stay, under the condition that she would not be on calls with Weinstein and that he would not be in the same room with her. She also had the option to leave if the show was renewed for a second season, which it was not.

A representative for Weinstein said, 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. 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.”

Spike TV said, “We take all allegations of this nature very seriously, and are investigating.”