Segel told the magazine that his attempts stopped only after her lawyer, David Fox, told Weinstein Company COO David Glasser that she would quit the series.
HARVEY WEINSTEIN SCANDAL: ‘Game of Thrones’ star felt menaced, Molly Ringwald speaks
Eventually, Fox intervened on her behalf and a deal was struck to keep her on the show and out of the same room as Weinstein.
Segel, whose other credits include Person of Interest and The Good Wife, told Variety, “‘No’ should be enough. 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.”
The Weinstein Company may have a potential buyer, who happens to be a close friend of President Trump.
Weinstein’s lawyer, Bert Fields, denied the story to UT in an emailed statement.
“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.”
In an interview published Saturday by The Hollywood Reporter, Weinstein said that he had barely spoken to his older brother, whom he called “indefensible and crazy,” in the past five years. “I could not take his cheating, his lying and also his attitude toward everyone,” he explained, adding that he hoped Harvey gets “the justice he deserves.”
Neither Fox nor representatives for the Weinstein Company responded to UT’s request for comment.
Contributing: Associated Press
Powered by Mosaic Reports