Skip To Content
JEWISH. INDEPENDENT. NONPROFIT.

Support the Forward

Funded by readers like you DonateSubscribe
The Schmooze

Messy Divorce for Film Exec Bob Weinstein

While Harvey Weinstein has had cause to shep nakhes lately, his brother Bob seems to be having nothing but tsoris.

Word hit the press on the first day of Passover that movie producer Bob Weinstein’s wife Anne Clancy Weinstein, a former book editor, has filed for divorce and is seeking an order of protection. She wants the latter because she “fears bodily harm” — presumably at the hands of her husband.

The New York Daily News reports that Mrs. Weinstein rushed to state court in New York on Friday last week following “a family battle on Wednesday [that] turned ugly.”

In a typical he said-she said scenario, the producer claims that his wife was reacting to a family intervention designed to get her to deal with a drinking problem. “I can categorically state that there was no abuse. Any claim of abuse is irresponsible and frivolous,” said Don Sloane, the professional interventionist hired by Mr. Weinstein.

Mrs. Weinstein’s lawyers, Bonnie Rabin and Harriet Cohen, attacked Sloane’s account. “This is a reckless and irresponsible statement which is wholly false. It is from Bob Weinstein’s paid agent who does not know our client at all,” they said. “After today’s court appearance, she is now safe with her children.”

Bob and Anne Weinstein, who were married in 2000, own and live in a large home on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and have a son and a daughter. Mr. Weinstein, head of Dimension Films, first a unit of Miramax and later of the Weinstein Company, has two daughters from a previous marriage. One of them, Sara, was reportedly present at the alleged intervention.

Engage

  • SHARE YOUR FEEDBACK

  • UPCOMING EVENT

    SKY & SCULPTURE

    Hybrid: Online and at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan

    Oct 2, 2022

    6:30 pm ET · 

    A Sukkah, IMKHA, created by artist Tobi Kahn, for the Marlene Meyerson JCC of Manhattan is an installation consisting of 13 interrelated sculpted painted wooden panels, constituting a single work of art. Join for a panel discussion with Rabbi Joanna Samuels, Chief Executive Director of the Marlene Meyerson JCC of Manhattan, Talya Zax, Innovation Editor of the Forward, and Tobi Kahn, Artist. Moderated by Mattie Kahn.

Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free, unless it originated with JTA, Haaretz or another publication (as indicated on the article) and as long as you follow our guidelines. You must credit the Forward, retain our pixel and preserve our canonical link in Google search.  See our full guidelines for more information, and this guide for detail about canonical URLs.

To republish, copy the HTML by clicking on the yellow button to the right; it includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline and credit to the Forward. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Please email us at [email protected], subject line “republish,” with any questions or to let us know what stories you’re picking up.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.