Attorney Lisa Bloom resigns as Weinstein adviser as harassment allegations escalate
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Attorney Lisa Bloom said Saturday that she is stepping down as an adviser to film executive Harvey Weinstein amid mounting sexual harassment allegations against the veteran producer.

"I have resigned as an advisor to Harvey Weinstein," Bloom, a lawyer who has represented a number of women in high-profile sexual harassment cases, wrote on Twitter.

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


Another Weinstein adviser, Lanny Davis, is also no longer representing the entertainment executive, according to reporters from The New York Times and BuzzFeed.

The exits come two days after the Times published a bombshell report detailing allegations of sexual harassment that stretch back decades. Weinstein has reportedly reached at least eight settlements with women.

Bloom has represented a number of women in sexual harassment cases against major public figures, such as former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly and actor Bill Cosby. She came under scrutiny for her work with Weinstein after the Times report.

In an interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos on Friday, Bloom acknowledged that Weinstein's actions were inappropriate, but defended her work with the producer, explaining that she was acting only as an adviser and not as a defense attorney.

“See, you have to understand that, yes, I’m here as his adviser," she said. "I’m not defending him in any sexual harassment cases — there aren’t any sexual harassment cases. I’m working with a guy who has behaved badly over the years, who is genuinely remorseful, who says, you know, ‘I have caused a lot of pain.’”

Bloom had told the Times in an interview Friday that she had decided to work with Weinstein because it posed an "opportunity" to help someone who admitted he had "behaved badly."

"Here was an opportunity of a guy saying, ‘Lisa, what should I do? I have behaved badly.’ I’m like, good, I’ll tell you what to do. Be honest, be real," she said.

Bloom announced earlier this year that the Weinstein Company had planned to work on a television miniseries based in part on her book "Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice." 

Weinstein is on indefinite leave from his production company, while the sexual harassment allegations are investigated.

Updated: 2:55 p.m.