Hollywood 2017: Lisa Bloom Resigns as Harvey Weinstein’s Advisor

Lisa Bloom has resigned from advising Harvey Weinstein, who is embattled in accusations of decades-long sexual harassment.

The high-profile lawyer who has made a name for herself by defending women over the course of her career tweeted her resignationon Saturday afternoon.

“I have resigned as an advisor to Harvey Weinstein,” Bloom tweeted. “My understanding is that Mr. Weinstein and his board are moving toward an agreement.”

Weinstein took an “indefinite” leave of absence from the Weinstein Company after the board put him under investigation due to the allegations.

Bloom’s resignation comes after a flurry of criticism surfaced on social media over the past 24 hours, attacking Bloom’s decision to represent Weinstein. Naysayers called her a hypocrite, and posited that her advising Weinstein marked a reversal of her career’s previous objective of providing a voice for women.

Bloom has become a highly-recognizable media figure for her work with celebrity clients including Kathy Griffin, Blac Chyna, and Mischa Barton, the latter of which dealt with revenge porn. Most notably, she was the driving force behind taking down former Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly through her representation of several alleged female victims.

One of Bloom’s biggest critics was her own mother, power lawyer Gloria Allred, who attacked her daughter for representing Weinstein. She said in a statement, “Had I been asked by Weinstein to represent him, I would have declined, because I do not represent individuals accused of sex harassment.”

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