Los Angeles’ Criminal Defense Attorney, Lisa Bloom, made a breaking announcement on her Twitter on Saturday regarding her resignation as Harvey Weinstein’s legal advisor. Bloom has a reputation for representing Hollywood’s most controversial cases, especially her female clientele. She had been majorly known for standing up for women and their rights.
In the past, she has represented clients such as model and actress Janice Dickinson in a lawsuit against comedian Bill Cosby, as well as model and actress Mischa Barton in her revenge porn case.
Bloom had been facing criticism ever since she got onboard with Harvey Weinstein for supporting a man accused of sexual assault. Bloom announced her resignation on Saturday after continuous criticism.
Bloom did not give any reason for the sudden resignation and neither did she give any defense for her earlier support for Weisntein. Most lawyers of her fraternity believe that she should have declined the case in the first place as it went against her reputation and work philosophy.
Film producer Harvey Weinstein has had a notorious reputation for his alleged involvement in sexual harassment of multiple women over the years. According to reports, Weinstein allegedly invited women in his hotel room for “business meetings” and met them n*de and asked them for favors that were sexual in nature. It is reported that he had reached settlements with at least eight of those women. That said, Harvey has denied most of these allegations and issued an apology for causing pain and discomfort while announcing a “leave” from his work temporarily.
Eyebrows were raised when a renowned Criminal Defense Attorney in Los Angeles, Lisa Bloom, who also happens to be the daughter of famous women’s right attorney Gloria Allred, joined Weinstein’s legal team to represent him in the said case. Bloom issued a statement soon after accepting Weinstein’s case where she admitted to his notorious reputation but vowed that she had spoken to him and he had committed that he will not be harassing any of the complainant women despite that he denies most of those charges against him.
Bloom, who enjoys a reputation of a high profile criminal defense attorney for helping sexual assault victims, have been called out by her own mother for taking up Weinstein’s case. Bloom’s list of clientele includes names such as O’Reilly, Blac Chyna and Mischa Barton. Bloom’s mother, Allred, said that had she been in Bloom’s place she would have declined Weinstein’s case and would have chosen to represent one of the complainants instead.
Since then, Bloom has been consistently facing criticism from various circles and has been called out for standing with a sexual predator that has always been known for his acts. It has also been reported that there has been conflicts in her private and public statements regarding Weinstein’s case. She has also been accused of not being impartial due to “conflict of interests” since she had once approached Weinstein for a business deal to turn her book into a television series.
On Saturday, Bloom suddenly announced her exit from Weinstein’s legal team on her Twitter but did not offer any explanations for her decision. It is however believed that the decision was taken after being consistently criticised for taking up the case.