Celebrity attorney Lisa Bloom has officially quit her position advising Harvey Weinstein in his contentious “sexual misconduct” case that rocked headlines recently. After The New York Times published their investigative report accusing him of sexual harassment over the span of thirty years, Weinstein announced he would take an indefinite leave of absence.
Bloom, 56, wrote on her Twitter account that she resigned as his advisor, “My understanding is that Mr. Weinstein and his board are moving toward an agreement.” You can see the tweet below.
Lisa – who made her name as an attorney for women like Mischa Barton, Blac Chyna, Kathy Griffin, and many other female clients – received criticism from several individuals for choosing to stand behind the disgraced producer.
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
Her mother, Gloria Allred – who also works as an attorney – spoke out against her daughter working with Harvey. Gloria claimed that even if she had been asked to represent Weinstein, she would say “no.”
According to the mother of Lisa Bloom, she chooses to represent only victims of abuse rather than the accused due to her stance on women’s rights.
She added that “I would consider representing anyone who accused Mr. Weinstein of sexual harassment, even if it meant that my daughter was the opposing counsel.”
Additionally, Bloom said her mother does entirely different forms of law. Lisa does litigation, defamation, revenge porn cases, issues related to entertainment, family law, and several others. However, her mother does “more of the plaintiff-side discrimination and harassment work.” Lisa added that she would never take a case where her mother was the opposing counsel.