One can only imagine how delighted female clients of high-end dating and introduction service The Bevy must have been when they received an email telling them that the “intensely personal” dating service had matched them with a successful, award-winning movie producer.
However, there may have been a raised eyebrow when it was revealed that the man they were being lined up with was none other than Bob Weinstein, brother of alleged rapist Harvey.
Bob doesn’t just have a creepy brother; he has himself been accused of using his powerful position in Hollywood to harass women and of helping his brother cover up sexual misconduct using secret financial settlements.
Page Six reports the younger brother of the disgraced movie mogul is using the exclusive Manhattan and Los Angeles dating service to find love, as he is friends with co-founder Greta Tufvesson Stack.
Page Six adds that one woman was “horrified” when she got sent Weinstein’s details, with a friend saying: “Just the name Weinstein made her so upset!”
Tufvesson Stack told Page Six: “Bob is a longtime personal friend of ours who we set up from time to time with our members or friends.”
Although he has not been accused of impropriety on anything like the scale of his brother, who he has condemned as a “sick and depraved” “predator” with “no remorse,” Bob was accused of making persistent and unwanted advances to producer Amanda Segel in 2016.
Segel alleged Weinstein continually asked her out to private dinners over a period of three months and only stopped after she got a lawyer involved.
She said she went on one dinner with him where he asked her age, because he didn’t want to date anyone younger than his daughter, Variety reported, and invited her up to his hotel room.
At the time, a Weinstein Company spokesperson denied the allegations and denied that Segel’s lawyer ever made contact, according to Variety.
Ronan Farrow reported in November 2017 that Bob, who had repeatedly declared himself unaware of his brother’s alleged sexual misconduct, personally paid the equivalent of about $600,000 in today's money to settle two claims against his brother by former employees in the 1990s, when they worked together running Miramax.
Bob Weinstein admitted making the payment, but told Farrow, “I only know what Harvey told me, and basically what he said was he was fooling around with two women and they were asking for money... he didn’t want his wife to find out, so he asked me if I could write a check, and so I did, but there was nothing to indicate any kind of sexual harassment.”
Bob left the board of directors of the Weinstein Company before it was sold last year.
A friend told Page Six: “Bob is looking for someone. He wants to settle down. He’s really a family man.”