Attorney Lisa Bloom has resigned as an adviser to Harvey Weinstein on Saturday after facing harsh criticism for defending Harvey Weinstein; who has been accused of repeated sexual hara s sment.
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The Pennsylvania attorney took to Twitter on announcing her resignation as Harvey Weinstein's legal advisor.
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
The civil-rights lawyer; who has represented women bringing sexual hara s sment claims against Fox News' Bill O'Reilly, comedian Bill Cosby, and President Donald Trump, denied handling Weinstein's case after being criticized by Weinstein's board members.
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Initially, Bloom released a statement after the New York Times article was published- calling Weinstein an old dinosaur learning new ways. The statement reads:
As a women's rights advocate, I have been blunt with Harvey, and he has listened to me...He is an old dinosaur learning new ways.
After her statement, the two of the Weinstein's board members; Bob Weinstein, and Lance Maerov wrote emails to the lawyer. Bob Weinstein wrote,
It's my opinion, that u are giving your client poor counsel. Perhaps, Harvey as he stated in the NYTimes, to the world, should get professional help for a problem that really exists.
Another board member Lance Maerov scolded Bloom in a separate email, "fanning the flames and compounding the problem" and he also asked her to step out from the company.
The film mogul Weinstein is alleged to have hara s sed several women over last three decades. Actress Ashley Judd, his employee Emily Nestor, and other few women have already accused Weinstein of sexual hara s sment after which Weinstein has taken a 'leave of absence' from his job.