Now Bob Weinstein Has Been Accused of Harassment, Too

Bob and Harvey Weinstein. (Mark VON HOLDEN / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)

Bob and Harvey Weinstein. (Mark VON HOLDEN / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)

Bob Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment.

The 62-year-old producer – the younger brother of disgraced Harvey Weinstein – is the subject of allegations from ‘The Mist’ showrunner and executive producer Amanda Segel, who claims the unwanted attention allegedly began in summer 2016 and continued on and off for around three months until her lawyer told The Weinstein Company executives she would leave the show if it didn’t stop.

Amanda claimed Bob repeatedly made advances to her after a dinner at Dan Tana’s in Los Angeles in June 2016 and among numerous emails over the next few months, repeatedly invited her to private dinners, parties, and hotel visits.

She 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.”

Bob’s lawyer, Bert Fields, insists there is “no way in the world” his client has done anything wrong.

He 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.”

And though The Weinstein Company confirmed the pair had had dinner together, they insisted he had not “behaved inappropriately” with Amanda at any time.

They said in a statement: “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.”

Following the denial, Amanda’s lawyer, Suann MacIssac slammed “efforts to deny” the alleged harassment as “shameful”.

She said in a statement: “Amanda Segel was the victim of sexual harassment by Bob Weinstein.

“As she eloquently put it, ‘The word “no” should be enough’ for any woman. Unfortunately, it was not in her case. Ms. Segel should be applauded for coming forward with her truthful allegations. The efforts to deny the harassment are shameful.”

According to Variety’s report, Amanda, her lawyer, and TWC executives eventually came to an agreement that she never had to be in the same room as Bob, or on telephone calls with him, and would be let out of TWC’s option to keep her on the show if there was a second season.

Fox declined to comment in case of “the possibility of litigation involving the Weinstein Company.”

‘The Mist’ – which was based on a Stephen King novella – was cancelled by Spike TV after just one season.

The show featured Amanda and series creator Christian Torpe as executive producers, while Bob and Harvey, along with David Glasser, held the same position on behalf of TWC-Dimension Television.

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Director Kevin Smith to Donate Money from Weinstein Films

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Kevin Smith vowed recently on his podcast Hollywood Babble-On that he will be donating future residuals made from films produced through Harvey Weinstein.

The director plans on donating the money to non-profit organization Women in Film which helps promote equal opportunities for women in Hollywood following Weinstein’s sexual assault scandal that has rocked headlines in recent weeks.

“My entire career is tied up with the man. It’s been a weird [expletive] week. I just wanted to make some [expletive] movies, that’s it,” Smith said on the podcast posted over the weekend. “That’s why I came, that’s why I made Clerks. And no [expletive] movie is worth all this. Like, my entire career, [expletive] it, take it. It’s wrapped up in something really [expletive] horrible.”

“I’m not looking for sympathy. I know it’s not my fault, but I didn’t [expletive] help. Because I sat out there talking about this man like he was a hero, like he was my friend, like he was my father and [expletive] like that, and he changed my [expletive] life,” he continued.

And I showed other people, like, ‘You can dream, and you can make stuff, and this man will put it out.’ I was singing praises of somebody that I didn’t [expletive] know.”

Smith also added that if The Weinstein Co. that produced his films falls apart, he will still donate $2,000 per month to Women in Film.

Several women have come forward and stated that Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted them.

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Johnny Depp Suing His Lawyers for Conspiracy to Steal Millions

Johnny Depp is suing his former law firm. (DFree / Shutterstock.com)

Johnny Depp is suing his former law firm. (DFree / Shutterstock.com)

Johnny Depp is suing his former law firm, claiming they conspired with his financial managers to fleece him of $40 million.

The 54-year-old actor has filed a lawsuit against Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal LaViolette Feldman Schenkman & Goodman, LLP, alleging they worked with his former financial managers The Management Group (TMG), who took out loans against his movie residuals.

According to gossip website TMZ, the lawsuit alleges that Johnny’s film cheques were then used to pay off the loans and an additional fee went towards TMG before the ‘Lone Ranger’ star was entitled to his money.

It claims the law company knew about TMG’s alleged actions but didn’t inform him.

What’s more, the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star claims Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal LaViolette Feldman Schenkman & Goodman, LLP, has never made him sign a retainer agreement – despite him paying millions of dollars in fees over the years.

This comes less than a month after Johnny was accused of “throwing his family under the bus” in a legal dispute against TMG.

He accused the firm of mismanaging his affairs by means of “gross misconduct”, “fraudulent” self- activity, and unauthorized personal loans and in return, the company claimed their former client owed them money for unpaid services and released detail about his lavish spending and warnings they had given him.

But last month, TMG amended their complaint, responding to the loan aspect of Johnny’s lawsuit and naming his sister Christi Dembrowski – the actor’s personal manager and head of his production company – nephew William Rassel, personal assistant Nathan Holmes, Unison Music and friends James Russo, Sal Jenco, and Bruce Witkin as cross-defendants to the cross-complaint.

They said in legal documents: “In his attempt to avoid paying his debts to TMG, Depp is knowingly throwing his closest family, friends and employees under the bus by falsely alleging that they took millions of dollars in unauthorized payments from him.

“It is no wonder that Depp delayed for months in revealing their names. (sic)”

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Tom Petty Buried

Tom Petty performing. (Jack Fordyce / Shutterstock.com)

Tom Petty performing. (Jack Fordyce / Shutterstock.com)

Legendary musician Tom Petty, who died earlier this month due to cardiac arrest, has been laid to rest in a private service on Monday in Pacific Palisades, California.

The family and friends of the late rocker gathered at the Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine in Pacific Palisades, California to celebrate the life of the famous musician, reports Contactmusic.

The late singer’s daughter, AnnaKim Violette Petty, shared photos on Instagram of the ceremony.

She captioned a photo, “The dark of the sun we will stand together.”

Anna also posted a photo of the Golden Lotus Archway, which frames the Mahatma Gandhi World Peace Memorial, an outdoor shrine where a 1,000-year-old Chinese stone sarcophagus holds a portion of the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi.

Tom’s death – which was a result of cardiac arrest – was announced by his manager in a statement.

At that time, his manager said, “On behalf of the Tom Petty family we are devastated to announce the untimely death of our father, husband, brother, leader and friend Tom Petty. He suffered cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu in the early hours of this morning and was taken to UCLA Medical Center but could not be revived. He died peacefully at 8:40 p.m. PT surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends.”

When Petty’s passing was announced, celebrities flooded social media with tribute messages for the singer.

Last week, it was reported that Tom’s official cause of death is still yet to be confirmed.

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Marilyn Manson Continues to Attack Bieber, Compares Him to Squirrel

Marilyn Manson, who is in a fight with Justin Bieber. (Denis Makarenko / Shutterstock.com)

Marilyn Manson, who is in a fight with Justin Bieber. (Denis Makarenko / Shutterstock.com)

Marilyn Manson has branded Justin Bieber a “girl” with the “mind of a squirrel”.

The 48-year-old rocker has reignited his feud with the ‘Never Say Never’ hitmaker, after the pop star used an image of the ‘Dope Show’ hitmaker without his consent in his ‘Purpose World Tour’ merchandise in 2016, claiming he is in a “sexual religious cult”.

Speaking on radio programme ‘The Scully Show’, he said: “He’s in some sort of sexual religious cult with an Asian version of Dave Navarro, apparently.

“The guy doesn’t wear a shirt … but no, I don’t like to fight with girls, so I don’t want to fight with Justin Bieber.”
When Marilyn was asked what he thought was going through Justin’s mind to use the image of the ‘Fight Song’ singer on his tour merchandise, he replied: “I don’t know, because I don’t know how to use the mind of a squirrel.”
After host Cindy Scully started slamming Justin, Marilyn thanked her for sticking up for him.

He added: “It is representing rock and roll though, I appreciate the fact that you identify with the integrity that I try to represent with rock music.

“Because if I don’t do it, who else is going to? If you want to f**k with that, if you tap the cobra, you’re going to get the fangs. If you kiss the cobra, you get the venom.
“I’m not really sure what that metaphor means, but you can just absorb that and put it into your own brain.”
Marilyn recently claimed Justin told him he had made him “relevant” again after using his image on a tour T-shirt, which resulted in the ‘Beautiful People’ rocker slamming the 23-year-old star as “a piece of s**t”.

He explained: “He was [already] wearing the shirt that had his name on my shirt, and he said to me, ‘I made you relevant again.’ Bad mistake to say to me. He was a real piece of sh*t in the way he had the arrogance to say that.”
But late last month they had appeared to put their differences to one side when Marilyn read out apologetic tweets he’d received from Justin.

Justin text Marilyn saying: “I thought we had a pretty pleasant interaction. Also, if anything wasn’t squared away with the T-shirts, I’m so sorry. Anyway, regardless, it kind of stung seeing that I came off as an a**hole or even just was an a**hole, I’m sorry?

“Honestly, I totally thought we hit it off. Again, my bad. If I was an a**hole, that wasn’t my intention. Just want you to know that. I don’t really care about the media. I just wanted to make sure you and I were good because I like you.”
Marilyn wrote back: “We are cool. People just made that shirt stuff into a fake feud. Let’s turn it upside down and f**k the press and do something together. It will be the best. And don’t apologise. You weren’t an a**hole. They asked if you were and I sort of agreed. I wasn’t out to get you. If not, I’ll try to avoid more questions today on Stern.”

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Sherine Accidentally Offends Queen Rania of Jordan

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Egyptian singer Sherine pulled an oopsie today when she referred to Queen Rania of Jordan, named as such since 1999, as Princess Rania.

And, to make matters worse, did so while at a concert in the Dead Sea in Jordan.

Taking to the TV program ET, Sherine blamed her age for the mix-up. “Listen,” she said. “This isn’t my fault. I’m getting close to my 40s. Allow me to record a correction to Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan.”

Al Bawaba would like to take the opportunity to remind Sherine that, if she is in her 40s, than Rania of Jordan has been queen for half of Sherine’s life. And demenia begins settling in during a person’s 80’s, anyway, on average.

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Quentin Tarantino, Other Renowned Filmmakers, Comment on Harvey Weinstein Sex Abuse Scandal

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Filmmakers Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino and Oliver Stone have broken their silence regarding allegations producer Harvey Weinstein sexual harassed and/or abused dozens of women.

The Weinstein Co. fired co-founder Weinstein this week and his wife, Georgina Chapman, left him in the wake of the scandal. He reportedly is now in rehab.

Rodriguez is the former boyfriend of Weinstein accuser Rose McGowan. He also worked with The Weinstein Co. and Weinstein’s previous Miramax studio on several films, including The Spy Kids movies, Roadracers, Four Rooms, From Dusk Til Dawn and Sin City.

“I find the behavior of Harvey Weinstein truly disgusting, both what he did and how he covered his tracks, and it makes me wonder how many others can’t come forward and tell their full story because of legal and personal intimidation,” Variety quoted Rodriguez as saying in a statement. “His repulsive behavior was an abuse of power. Thankfully, he’s now discovering what true power is.”

Rodriguez’s frequent collaborator Tarantino did not immediately condemn Weinstein.

Tarantino and Weinstein worked together on most of Tarantino’s projects. Among them are Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, Jackie Brown, The Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained and The Hatefeul Eight.

Tarantino is not on social media and asked his friend, actress Amber Tamblyn, to share a statement on his behalf.

“For the last week I’ve been stunned and heartbroken about the revelations that have come to light about my friend for 25 years Harvey Weinstein,” Tarantino’s message said. “I need a few more days to process my pain, emotions, anger and memory and then I will speak publicly about it.”

“I’ve been travelling for the last couple of days and wasn’t aware of all the women who came out to support the original story in the New York Times. After looking at what has been reported in many publications over the last couple of days, I’m appalled and commend the courage of the women who’ve stepped forward to report sexual abuse or rape,” Stone said in a statement to Variety. “I’ll therefore recuse myself from the Guantanamo series as long as The Weinstein Co. is involved.”

Stone was previously quoted by The Hollywood Reporter as saying: “I’m a believer that you wait until this thing gets to trial. … I believe a man shouldn’t be condemned by a vigilante system. It’s not easy what he’s going through, either. During that period he was a rival. I never did business with him and didn’t really know him. I’ve heard horror stories on everyone in the business, so I’m not going to comment on gossip. I’ll wait and see, which is the right thing to do.”

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