Attorney Lisa Bloom has resigned as an adviser to Harvey Weinstein as the film producer faces a spate of sexual harassment allegations. Bloom, who has previously represented women accusing Fox News employees of sexual harassment, announced the news on Twitter on Saturday. “My understanding is that Mr. Weinstein and his board are moving toward an agreement.” Her resignation came just a day after she appeared to play down the allegations in an appearance on “Good Morning America.” While she conceded that “what Harvey Weinstein has done is wrong,” she also insisted that he “has changed” in recent years and claimed the allegations against him were not of “sexual harassment” but of “workplace misconduct.” Bloom’s mother, women’s rights crusader Gloria Allred, had condemned her daughter’s decision to represent Weinstein. Weinstein is on “indefinite” leave from his film company, The Weinstein Company, pending an internal investigation.
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
SOURCE: The Daily Beast