Oct 7, 2017

Lisa Bloom resigns as Harvey Weinstein's advisor

Bloom has defended women in high-profile cases. Photo: AP

Lisa Bloom tweeted her resignation as Harvey Weinstein's legal advisor after decades of sexual harassment allegations against the Hollywood mogul were exposed by the New York Times.

The backdrop: Bloom, a civil-rights lawyer, has defended women in high-profile harassment cases, including against Bill O'Reilly. She initially received criticism for choosing to defend Weinstein and for a statement saying, "As a women's rights advocate, I have been blunt with Harvey and he has listened to me ... He is an old dinosaur learning new ways."

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