Lisa Bloom Resigns as Harvey Weinstein's Advisor

Carla Harmon
October 11, 2017

Trump knows well what it feels like to be at the center of a sexual harassment scandal.

President Donald Trump addressed the sexual harassment allegations surrounding Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein Saturday afternoon at a White House press pool.

"My understanding is that Mr Weinstein and his board are moving toward an agreement".

"This is a pretty bad guy who did some really terrible things, and if people need for that money to be returned in order to make it clear that the entities that received them want nothing to do with him and his behavior, then that's probably a smart move", Murphy said.

Trump spoke out two days after the New York Times published a bombshell exposé of sexual abuse allegations against the famed producer spanning almost three decades.

Weinstein was a major supporter for Hillary Clinton's failed run for the presidency, donating tens of thousands of dollars to her campaign and throwing celebrity fundraisers for the Democratic nominee.

"The New York Times published today a story that is saturated with false and defamatory statements about Harvey Weinstein", attorney Charles J. Harder said in a statement.

Ironically, Trump's comments about Weinstein were made almost one year to the day that an audio tape of him bragging about "grabbing women by the p***y" was leaked.

"I have resigned as an advisor to Harvey Weinstein", she tweeted.

The report also detailed encounters Weinstein allegedly had with other women working for the Weinstein Company, as well as official settlements from people associated with him, including actress Rose McGowen, who was issued a $100,000 settlement that Weinstein specifically said was not an admission of guilt.

She said he invited her to meet with him again, but she reiterated her earlier statement of being in a relationship and ended the call. She added that she was happy women have come forward with their allegations.

About an hour after Bloom's announcement, the New York Times' Jodi Kantor reported that Lanny Davis, another adviser on the team, is "out, too".

When the scandal broke Thursday, some of the public criticism against Weinstein was also directed at Bloom for her decision to advise the producer.

Weinstein apologized for his behaviour and acknowledged that it had "caused a lot of pain".

Bloom has been known for her legal work defending women, including those who have brought various accusations against former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly and Bill Cosby.

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