Weinstein Faces New Accuser, Loses Adviser

Attorney Lisa Bloom resigns her position 2 days after defending Weinstein to the 'Times'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 7, 2017 4:45 PM CDT
Lisa Bloom Out as Weinstein's Adviser
In this Jan. 6, 2016 file photo, producer Harvey Weinstein participates in the "War and Peace" panel at the A&E 2016 Winter TCA in Pasadena, Calif.   (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Harvey Weinstein has already lost at least one adviser as he faces accusations of sexual misconduct dating back years, Variety reports. Attorney Lisa Bloom, who defended Weinstein to the New York Times on Thursday by calling him "an old dinosaur learning new ways," tweeted her resignation as his adviser on Saturday. Bloom, who made her career on defending women and represented a number of Bill O'Reilly's alleged victims, was called a hypocrite for her defense of Weinstein. Bloom's own mother, famed attorney Gloria Allred, said she would not have accepted a job defending the Hollywood producer. Sources say another of Weinstein's advisers, Lanny Davis, has also resigned.

Meanwhile, Lauren Sivan told HuffPost on Friday that Weinstein cornered her in the hallway of a New York restaurant and forced her to watch him masturbate a decade ago. Sivan, a local TV news anchor at the time, says Weinstien "ejaculated quickly into a potted plant" at Cafe Socialista. She says she told her friends about the incident but didn't go public because she feared Weinstein's clout in the industry. The producer is on indefinite leave from the Weinstein Company. (More Harvey Weinstein stories.)

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