Lisa Bloom resigns as an adviser of Harvey Weinstein

As more accusations come to light, Bloom drops her loathed, controversial client

By Taylor Link

Published October 7, 2017 2:02PM (EDT)

Lisa Bloom (Getty/Frederick M. Brown)
Lisa Bloom (Getty/Frederick M. Brown)

High-profile lawyer Lisa Bloom announced on Twitter Saturday that she dropped Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein as a client. Bloom helped advise Weinstein on how to deal with the fallout of a New York Times report that documented incidents of sexual harassment spanning decades.

Bloom, who gained notoriety because of her career defending victims of sexual harassment, received a lot of heat for her representation of Weinstein. Bloom released a statement Thursday explaining her decision to advise a man who admitted to inappropriate behavior.

"As a women's rights advocate, I have been blunt with Harvey and he has listened to me," she said. "I have told him that timeshare changed, it is 2017, and he needs to evolve to a higher standard. I have found Harvey to be re-freshingly candid and receptive to my message. He has acknowledged mistakes he has made.

The announcement of Bloom's severed ties with Weinstein comes a day after new allegations of sexual misconduct. Former Fox News reporter Lauren Sivan told HuffPost that the powerful producer trapped her in the hallway of a New York restaurant and masturbated in front of her. Sivan claimed the incident happened more than a decade ago, when she was a news anchor on Long Island 12, a local news broadcast. The former TV journalist said she remained silent over the years because she was in a longterm relationship at the time and feared retaliation due to Weinstein's influence in media.

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