Published: Mon, October 09, 2017
Culture&Arts | By Hattie Nash

Bloom resigns as lawyer for embattled movie mogul Weinstein

Bloom resigns as lawyer for embattled movie mogul Weinstein

"My understanding is that Mr. Weinstein and his board are moving toward an agreement". The producer disputed the report but immediately apologized for misconduct and announced that he would be taking a leave of absence from his company. Weinstein has reached at least eight settlements with women, the newspaper reported, citing unnamed officials at the Weinstein Co., the film and TV production company Harvey founded in 2005 with his brother Bob.

High-profile lawyer Lisa Bloom has resigned from advising Hollywood studio head Harvey Weinstein, who was recently accused of sexually harassing female employees for decades. She represented women who brought sexual harassment claims against former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly, comedian Bill Cosby and President Trump. "If Democrats and the [Democratic National Committee] truly stand up for women like they say they do, then returning this dirty money should be a no brainer", RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel said in a statement Thursday.

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"What I am saying is that I bear responsibility for my actions", Weinstein said.

Sivan alleged that Weinstein cornered her in the hallway of a Manhattan restaurant closed to the public and masturbated in front of her.

The news is a blow to Weinstein and his team who have began to fight back again claims in the New York Times alleging he had sexually harassed his female employees over almost thirty years, reportedly reaching private settlements with eight of the women.

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'You can't hurt me, I don't have a film career, ' Lane quipped back at Weinstein, the actor recalled during an interview at the New Yorker Festival on Saturday night.

Weinstein has not yet commented on her resignation. "I'm not at all surprised to see it". I have behaved badly.' I'm like, 'Good, I'll tell you what to do.

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