Former Weinstein Attorney Lisa Bloom Under Fire

By on September 16, 2019

September 16, 2019

Lisa Bloom, an attorney whose clients have included women who accused Bill Cosby, Bill O’Reilly and Donald Trump of various sexual transgressions, is facing a firestorm of criticism for a memo she sent to former client Harvey Weinstein. The memo was made public in the newly-released book She Said, by New York Times reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, who did much of the reporting on Weinstein’s alleged offenses. In the memo, Bloom writes about how she plans to attack one of Weinstein’s accusers, actress Rose McGowan, whom she refers to as a pathological liar. “You should be the hero in your story — not the villain,” she tells Weinstein, and adds that she is “honored to be brought into this team.” She said she could plant articles that painted McGowan as “increasingly unglued, so that when someone Googles her this is what pops up and she’s discredited.” About a year after sending the memo, Bloom dropped Weinstein as a client, apologized for representing him, and said she’d done so to encourage him to apologize for his behavior. McGowan tweeted that she should be disbarred.

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