Attorney Lisa Bloom Planned To Discredit Harvey Weinstein's Accusers

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Image Harvey Weinstein has been described by his lawyer as 'an old dinosaur learning new ways'

Attorney Lisa Bloom announced on Twitter on Saturday that she is resigning from her role as adviser to Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual harrassment by multiple women. Davis declined to comment or elaborate on the reason for his departure.

Earlier this week, a bombshell New York Times report exposed decades of sexual harassment and abuse allegations against Weinstein, including from actress Ashley Judd.

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.

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The board members who resigned include billionaire Dirk Ziff, a managing partner at Ziff Capital Partners, as well as Marc Lasry and Tim Sarnoff. Weinstein has since taken a leave of absence from the company.

Dunn, the managing director of K-Street firm SKDKnickerbocker, released a statement acknowledging she spoke to Weinstein following the report but noted that the firm's "commitment to defending women's rights remains as strong as ever".

Bloom's planned strategy, as written in her email, included "photos of several of the accusers in very friendly poses with Harvey after his alleged misconduct", according to the Times. The HuffPost reported on Friday that Lauren Sivan, who was previously a news anchor on local cable channel Long Island 12, alleges that a decade ago Weinstein trapped her in the hallway of a restaurant that was closed to the public and masturbated in front of her until he ejaculated.

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After the Times published its first report on the allegations against Weinstein, Bloom issued a statement Thursday saying that although Weinstein "denies numerous accusations as patently false", he would not "demean or attack" his accusers.

Harvey Weinstein has taken an indefinite leave of absence, prompting internal fears for the company's future, the New York Times has reported.

While Weinstein expressed contrition for his past behaviour - saying that he realises "the way I've behaved with colleagues in the past has caused a lot of pain, and I sincerely apologise for it" - his lawyer, Charles Harder, has said Weinstein is planning on suing The New York Times over the report.

Bloom has been under heavy scrutiny since deciding to represent a man accused of sexual harassment. when she nearly always represents victims.

The Times says it stands by its reporting.

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