October 7, 2017

"Attorney Lisa Bloom Resigns as Advisor to Harvey Weinstein Amid Sexual Harassment Claims."

People Magazine reports.
“I have resigned as an advisor to Harvey Weinstein,” Bloom, 56, wrote on Twitter Saturday. “My understanding is that Mr. Weinstein and his board are moving toward an agreement.”

She did not say whether she plans to continue working with Weinstein on adapting her book about Trayvon Martin into a television show, which Bloom had planned to do through his company.
ADDED: The NYT writes that board members of the company, Harvey's brother Bob and Lance Maerov, confronted Bloom after Bloom said she was going to put out “photos of several of the accusers in very friendly poses with Harvey after his alleged misconduct," which Maerov said would "backfire as it suggests they are exculpatory or negate any harm done to them through alleged action."

Maerov also accused Bloom of having a conflict of interest: “You have a commercial relationship with TWC via a TV deal so how can you possibly provide impartial advice to Harvey or address this group with any credibility?”

A third of the board members have resigned, and the rest have "hired an outside law firm to investigate the allegations."

The Times also tells us:
Lanny Davis, another adviser to Mr. Weinstein, is also no longer representing him, according to a person familiar with the matter. Mr. Davis, a lawyer and crisis counselor who served as special counsel to President Bill Clinton, declined Saturday to discuss his departure. But he and Mr. Weinstein had disagreed over how to handle the sexual harassment allegations, with Mr. Davis advising a more conciliatory tone and approach than Mr. Weinstein seemed willing to adopt....
Lanny Davis. Why did he drop Weinstein? Too much connection back to the Clintons? I was surprised that I already had a Lanny Davis tag, and clicking back to old posts, I see that he was acting chair of the Clinton Foundation in 2015 when he was grilled by Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday" over a $2.35 million contribution to the Clinton Foundation by the chairman of Uranium One, "that uranium company that the Russians wanted to buy," which Davis brushed off as "not major, even by any definition." Wallace asked Davis:
Do you think it was a coincidence all these Canadian mining executives are giving millions to the foundation, that a company with close ties to Vladimir Putin's government in Russia is giving half a million dollar speech? Do you think that's a coincidence that's happening while the Russian company that wants to buy Uranium One has business before the State Department? Do you think that's a coincidence?
Sorry. I'm reminiscing about the 2016 presidential campaign... you know, the one about which there's been so much talk about "collusion" with the Russians.

42 comments:

Mattman26 said...

"She did not say whether she plans to continue working with Weinstein on adapting her book about Trayvon Martin into a television show, which Bloom had planned to do through his company."

You just can't make this stuff up.

Ann Althouse said...

Can we still make money off the dead body of Trayvon Martin?

YoungHegelian said...

Do you think Harvey asked Ms Bloom to watch him shower?

Bad Lieutenant said...

At 56? You think she'd say no?

Darrell said...

Hands up, don't grope!

Rob said...

Lisa Bloom should have given the loathsome Harvey Weinstein a massage. It would have been less demeaning than issuing her pathetic statement.

Humperdink said...

She sold her soul for 30 pieces of silver, then her mother called.

n.n said...

Unless they can sell the white Hispanic (vs black Obama) myth, they would be better off not alienating their principle minority faction. I wonder how the baby hunt for Zimmerman and anyone remotely related to him was perceived by the Americans and Americans of Hispanic heritage specifically.

Darrell said...

I bet Trayvon Martin dindunuffin in Ms Bloom's version of events.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Trayvon Martin - criminal, looks like Obama's son.
So therefore he is a victim.


Humperdink said...

I suspect Mr. Weinstein was not enamored with her defense of his indiscretions: "Yeah, he's guilty of everything, but he's a changed pig .... er..... man.".

Bill said...

Yeah, Gloria put the kibosh on it. Her brand was being tarnished by association.

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Michael said...

Jesus, I hope this doesn't mean we aren't going to get a movie on the life of Trayvon.

YoungHegelian said...

Maybe Ms Bloom's grandma used the phrase Schanda fur di Goyim & when Ms Bloom looked it up in her Yiddish dictionary there was a picture of Harvey Weinstein.

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The Vault Dweller said...

Looks like Ol Harvey is done for. I bet that had his production company been doing better he would have survived this.

Diogenes of Sinope said...

No one spoke out for how many years? I don't understand how that works. What has he been charged with? Is there an indictment? Not saying he didn't do what he's accused of, saying nothing is proven. Strange world Hollywood. Are people in Hollywood willing to put up with and do anything to get ahead?

donald said...

You're gonna get a whole damned mini series.

mccullough said...

She can now sell her story about Harvey. Trayvon is old news

donald said...

Treyvon made literally dozens of mistakes and committed multiple crimes. Treyvon was the spawn of two worthless gangsters who had no use for him. Till they got paid.

rhhardin said...

Just defend Weinstein by saying he hasn't found the right woman.

A romcom challenge.

Darrell said...

The Trayvon Martin Story will be Harvey Weinstein's redemption arc. Especially if it gets George Zimmerman killed.

The Vault Dweller said...

Treyvon made literally dozens of mistakes and committed multiple crimes. Treyvon was the spawn of two worthless gangsters who had no use for him. Till they got paid.

Trayvon was a kid who did make some mistakes in the event, but I think you are thinking of Michael Brown, which is what Ferguson was about. Michael Brown's parents did seem exploitative of their son's death. Also Michael Brown's mistakes were more egregious. I don't recall either of Trayvon's parents trying to exploit their son's death.

donald said...

No. I'm talking about Treyvon Martin. I'm well aware of the entire episode.

His parents did the whole circuit AND most importantly, got paid baby.

SDaly said...

I wonder what the legal ethics rules are in California for an attorney to publicly disclose the end of her representation of a client in a manner that makes the client look bad, and then publicly disclosing the status of settlement negotiations between her client and an adverse party.

gspencer said...

“I have resigned as an advisor to Harvey Weinstein”

Obviously the check cleared.

Meade said...

"Just defend Weinstein by saying he hasn't found the right woman."

Now that is funny.

Jupiter said...

The Vault Dweller said...

"I don't recall either of Trayvon's parents trying to exploit their son's death."

You probably don't recall the gang tattoo on his father's neck, either. If Obama had a tattoo, it would look just like that.

donald said...

Legal Insurrection and/or Talk Left can set you straight about the whole thing.

Clyde said...

"Hands Up! Don't Harass!"

Clyde said...

And Trayvon was a kid whose budding criminal career was cut short. You do know about the stolen jewelry he had in his possession at school, right?

Mike Sylwester said...

I write a blog about the killing of Michael Brown. I have not worked on the blog for a while, but I intend to return to it.

The blog includes four articles I wrote about the killing of Trayvon Martin.

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Trayvon Martin was paranoid because of Purple Drank

https://people-who-did-not-see.blogspot.com/2015/10/trayvon-martin-was-paranoid-because-of.html

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Trayvon Martin's paranoia made him belligerent

https://people-who-did-not-see.blogspot.com/2015/12/trayvon-martins-paranoia-made-him.html

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Trayvon Martin paid for Purple Drank by burglarizing

https://people-who-did-not-see.blogspot.com/2015/12/trayvon-martin-paid-for-purple-drank-by.html

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Trayvon Martin waited for darkness before casing homes to burglarize

https://people-who-did-not-see.blogspot.com/2015/12/trayvon-martin-waited-for-darkness.html

rcocean said...

"adapting her book about Trayvon Martin into a television show"

What the hell?

Was Trayvon Martin going to be the sassy black neighbor, who occasionally pounds people's head into the cement sidewalk? Or was he going to be the Dennis the Menace type character who has to deal with grumpy old neighbor George Zimmerman?

David said...

I don't have a huge problem with those A list actresses "remaining silent" now. At some point it's just piling on and maybe we have reached it. The big problem I have with them is that they remained silent "then."

Lanny Davis is just a whore. And not one with a heart of gold. In fact even your average whore likely has more disinterested personal loyalty than Lanny. Lanny looks out for number 1 pure and simple.

To the other rail diving rats making various splashes, good bye.

The corruption of the American mainstream media and their good buddies the liberal establishment is astonishing, even to cynical me.

Michael K said...

How old does that make her mother, Gloria Allred?

I remember being impressed that she had a husband. He is long gone.

johns said...

michalel K: Gloria is 76 and Lisa Bloom is 56, so gloria was 20 when Lisa was born. interesting

narciso said...

No he will be the aspiring aeronautical engineering student, like famu gave him an honorary degree.

narciso said...

At the time I blogged about the media malpractice, carried out by NBC news, editing Zimmerman's words

narciso said...


Brian shelter makes an appearance

http://narcisoscorner.blogspot.com/?view=sidebar

openidname said...

She wasn't hired to do any work. She was hired solely so that she'd be conflicted out from representing any of the accusers.

Her resignation statement is reported here:

http://deadline.com/2017/10/lisa-bloom-harvey-weinstein-1202184018/

IMHO, it reveals enough of her communications with Weinstein to waive the attorney-client privilege. Typical of the quality of Bloom's (and her mom's) legal savvy.

Skippy Tisdale said...

She did not say whether she plans to continue working with Weinstein on adapting her book about Trayvon Martin into a television show...

A show about that piece of shit?