Lisa Bloom, the former attorney of Harvey Weinstein who recently left his case, reportedly conducted an investigation of several of his female accusers before she resigned as his legal representative. In a report from TMZ, Bloom investigated actresses like Rose McGowan back in July and looked through private investigative reports.
As a result, Lisa revealed some of those documents to Weinstein and several others. One victim, Ambra Battilana Gutierrez, was allegedly investigated by the attorney-at-law to discredit her accusations.
Additionally, the website reported that Bloom attempted to lobby the New York Times as well as NBC not to release the stories until a more thorough investigation.
Although Harvey’s crimes appear to be especially heinous, it’s important to realize that her job is to protect her client, no matter the severity of the crimes.
A suspect of a transgression has to be subjected to a court of law as well as a jury of their peers before a guilty verdict can be reached.
Our clogged court system is big part of the problem. Speedy trials for sex harassment cases would enable many of my clients to litigate.
— Lisa Bloom (@LisaBloom) October 24, 2017
As you may already know, Lisa resigned as Harvey’s lawyer earlier in the month due to a conflict of ethics. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Bloom said she had to quit due to the severity of the accusations conflicting with her ethical persuasions and principles.
Lisa also represents women like Blac Chyna amid her “revenge porn” case involving the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star, Rob Kardashian, as well as Mischa Barton.
Mischa’s ex-boyfriend allegedly recorded their sexual encounters without her consent or knowledge and distributed them online for profit.
Lisa Bloom’s mother, who is also an attorney, came forward to say she was disappointed that her daughter chose to represent Harvey due to her principles.
Gloria, as an attorney, seeks to defend issues related to women’s rights and said in another interview that she would represent Harvey’s accusers even if it meant going to court against her daughter, Lisa Bloom.