Lisa Bloom resigned as Harvey Weinstein’s “adviser” on Saturday as the controversy over bombshell sexual harassment allegations against the Hollywood mogul continued to grow.
Bloom tweeted: “I have resigned as an advisor to Harvey Weinstein. My understanding is that Mr. Weinstein and his board are moving toward an agreement.”
Bloom was facing mounting criticism for standing by the disgraced Hollywood producer while making a career of representing a long list of women who have been harassed or abused by powerful men. Her mother, Gloria Allred, is also famous for representing sexual harassment victims.
In an interview Friday with ABC, Bloom was grilled over her about-face.
“I’ve done a lot of cases for women and I’ve often thought, ‘Gee, I wish I could get on the other side and smack that guy around a little bit verbally,’” Bloom said. “Here was an opportunity of a guy saying, ‘Lisa, what should I do? I have behaved badly.’ I’m like, ‘Good. I’m going to tell you what to do. Be honest. Be real.’”
In the wake of the incident, a number of liberal celebrities have been criticized for remaining silent on the matter.