Attorney Lisa Bloom Quits as Harvey Weinstein's Adviser

Danny Woods
October 9, 2017

Her mother, feminist attorney Gloria Allred, said this week she would not have represented Weinstein if asked.

The New York Times reported Thursday that Weinstein had reached at least eight legal settlements with women over alleged harassment.

"The investigating lawyers will be reporting to a special committee of the board composed exclusively of independent directors", the statement signed by Bob Weinstein and three other board members read.

Weinstein's brother, Bob, and COO David Glasser will lead the company during Harvey Weinstein's absence.

Trump's comments came two days after the New York Times published a bombshell exposé of sexual abuse allegations against Weinstein (pictured).

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Fallout from the story about Weinstein's actions has been swift. Lasry joined an exodus from the nine-member board, with billionaire Dirk Ziff and, according to reports, Technicolor executive Tim Sarnoff also leaving.

The story included an account from actress Ashley Judd who said Weinstein once invited her up to his hotel room while he was wearing only a bathrobe and asked her to watch him shower.

Trump's reaction to the controversy surrounding Weinstein comes after his son got into a contentious exchange about the issue with Jimmy Kimmel on Twitter and on the one-year anniversary of the leaked Access Hollywood tape where Trump was heard talking to Billy Bush which was later referred to as the "Pussygate" scandal.

"Working with Mr. Kiernan will be his partners Matthew Fishbein, former Chief Assistant United States Attorney for both the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and Helen Cantwell, former prosecutor in the Southern District of New York and the New York County District Attorney's Sex Crimes Unit, who have extensive experience in these kinds of investigations", it adds.

TV anchor Lauren Sivan detailed an alleged 2007 encounter with Weinstein in a HuffPost report on Friday. "I appreciate the way I've behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologize for it".

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