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Attorney Lisa Bloom Quits as Harvey Weinstein's Adviser

Attorney Lisa Bloom Quits as Harvey Weinstein's Adviser
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By    |   Saturday, 07 October 2017 03:47 PM

Attorney Lisa Bloom said Saturday that she was resigning as an adviser to powerhouse Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein amid rising sexual harassment allegations occurring over as many as three decades.

Bloom, who has represented women in several high-profile harassment cases, announced her move on Twitter:

The New York Times reported Thursday that Weinstein had reached at least eight legal settlements with women over alleged harassment.

In one allegation, actress Ashley Judd told the paper she was summoned years ago to what she thought was a business breakfast meeting with Weinstein at his hotel.

He appeared in a bathrobe and asked if he could give her a massage — or she could watch him shower, Judd alleged.

Weinstein, 65, apologized in a statement that did not address specific incidents, saying that he was taking a leave of absence.

The Weinstein Co.’s remaining board of directors said Friday that his leave would be indefinite, and his future employment was dependent on his actions and the results of an independent investigation.

Weinstein — whose credits include "Pulp Fiction," "Clerks" and "The Crying Game" — also co-founded Miramax.

In a Friday interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC News, Bloom acknowledged that Weinstein's actions were inappropriate, but said that she was only acting as an adviser and not as a defense attorney.

"Yes, I’m here as his adviser," she told Stephanopoulos. "I’m not defending him in any sexual harassment cases — there aren’t any sexual harassment cases.

"I’m working with a guy who has behaved badly over the years, who is genuinely remorseful, who says, you know, 'I have caused a lot of pain.'"

Bloom, 56, is the daughter of famed attorney Gloria Allred.

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