Did she figure out her law practice was built on women’s issues, or was it the scolding she took from her mom, Gloria Allred, that convinced her to back off from Hollywood’s most popular sexual predator?
Either way, she has resigned. Now Harvey Weinstein has to find a new attorney to make excuses for his bad behavior.
Lisa Bloom, the high-profile lawyer known for defending women in sexual misconduct cases, has resigned as an adviser to Hollywood movie executive and Democratic Party mega-donor Harvey Weinstein amid an intensifying scandal over claims of sexual harassment.
“I have resigned as an advisor to Harvey Weinstein,” Bloom tweeted. “My understanding is that Mr. Weinstein and his board are moving toward an agreement”
I have resigned as an advisor to Harvey Weinstein.
My understanding is that Mr. Weinstein and his board are moving toward an agreement.
— Lisa Bloom (@LisaBloom) October 7, 2017
Bloom, who has built her reputation on defending women in high-profile sexual harassment cases, resigned on Saturday after receiving a wave of criticism on social media for her links to Weinstein.
One of Bloom’s most prominent critics was her own mother, lawyer Gloria Allred, who suggested she should not represent a man accused of sexual harassment.
“Had I been asked by Mr. Weinstein to represent him, I would have declined, because I do not represent individuals accused of sexual harassment,” Allred said, according to Variety.
However, Bloom defended herself against the allegations, claiming the pair are different types of lawyers.
“I have a different kind of law practice. My mother does only plaintiff side discrimination and harassment work,” Bloom said in the Variety interview,
Looks like Weinstein is getting the boot from women all over Hollywood. Only time will tell how long before liberals “overlook” sexual harassment of all kinds, to justify bad behavior.