Attorney Lisa Bloom announced on Twitter on Saturday that she is resigning from her role as adviser to Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual harrassment by multiple women.
“I have resigned as an advisor to Harvey Weinstein,” she tweeted.
“My understanding is that Mr. Weinstein and his board are moving toward an agreement.”
About an hour after Bloom’s announcement, the New York Times’ Jodi Kantor reported that Lanny Davis, another adviser on the team, is “out, too.”
The announcements come as sexual harassment accusations against Weinstein continue to mount.
Earlier this week, a bombshell New York Times report exposed decades of sexual harassment and abuse allegations against Weinstein, including from actress Ashley Judd. The Times reports Weinstein made legal settlements with at least eight women.
Since then, others have come forward. The HuffPost reported on Friday that Lauren Sivan, who was previously a news anchor on local cable channel Long Island 12, alleges that a decade ago Weinstein trapped her in the hallway of a restaurant that was closed to the public and masturbated in front of her until he ejaculated.
Bloom, who built her reputation on representing women in high-profile sexual harassment cases against powerful men, including Bill O’Reilly, Bill Cosby, and Donald Trump, surprised many when she said she was joining Weinstein’s legal team.
Some of her former clients, including former Fox News contributor Wendy Walsh, however, told Business Insider’s Max Tani that they defended her decision to join Weinstein’s team.
Bloom appeared on “Good Morning America” on Friday, during which she said that Weinstein “behaved badly” towards women over the years and is “genuinely remorseful.”
She admitted that some of Weinstein’s behaviour was “gross,” but argued that “his biggest problem is anger,” which she says he’s been in therapy for for a decade. She added that she was happy women have come forward with their allegations.
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