Actress Rose McGowan is calling for attorney Lisa Bloom to be disbarred after finding out what she wrote in a memo to Harvey Weinstein.
The high-profile lawyer and supposed champion of women’s rights had attempted to smear McGowan and others who accused the disgraced Hollywood mogul of sexual harassment and assault, spelling out her ideas to Weinstein in a memo that is excerpted in a new book.
Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, the New York Times reporters who broke the story of the Weinstein scandal, revealed the memo and other information about Bloom, who represented Weinstein for a time, in their new book, “She Said.”
1. It’s no secret that Lisa Bloom repped Harvey Weinstein & worked w/ him to discredit accusers
But in @jodikantor @mega2e‘s new book ‘She Said’ we learn just how far Bloom was willing to go to destroy women who were the targets of Weinstein’s predationhttps://t.co/GjkJjTf6CE pic.twitter.com/PqqgigAC32
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) September 8, 2019
“I feel equipped to help you handle the Roses of the world because I have represented so many of them,” Bloom wrote to Weinstein in the confidential memo from December 2016, suggesting ways to discredit McGowan and other accusers while hindering the journalists’ attempts to look into the allegations.
“We can place an article re her becoming increasingly unglued, so that when someone Googles her this is what pops up and she’s discredited,” Bloom wrote, offering a pan to damage McGowan’s reputation.
The actress fired back in a tweet on Sunday.
“The evil that was perpetrated on me and others was mind bending and illegal. Lisa Bloom should be disbarred,” the “Charmed” actress tweeted.
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) September 8, 2019
Bloom, daughter of lawyer Gloria Allred, stepped down from being Weinstein’s adviser in October 2017. According to the new book, she visited the office of The New York Times along with Weinstein ahead of the publication of the first article in 2017.
Ms. Bloom accompanied Mr. Weinstein on a surprise visit to the Times the day before the initial article was published, to present the journalists with information intended to portray several accusers — including Ashley Judd, the first actress to go on the record — as unreliable and mentally unstable.
Actress Ashley Judd, who publicly accused Weinstein of sexual harassment, is suing him for defamation, claiming her career was negatively affected because she rejected him.
“You should be the hero of the story, not the villain. This is very doable,” Bloom told Weinstein, according to another excerpt in the book.
The left-wing feminist attorney, who once represented two of the women alleging sexual harassment by President Trump during the 2016 campaign, was reportedly being paid $895 an hour to represent Weinstein. But she was also getting an extra perk: Bloom’s book about Trayvon Martin was optioned by Weinstein’s production company and turned into the limited series titled “Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story.”
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: My book SUSPICION NATION is being made into a miniseries, produced by Harvey Weinstein and Jay Z! https://t.co/Z4pu7y0TfX
— Lisa Bloom (@LisaBloom) April 7, 2017
The attorney offered an apology “especially to the women” on Sunday, though she did not mention McGowan directly.
While painful, I learn so much more from my mistakes than my successes.
To those who missed my 2017 apology, and especially to the women: I am sorry.
Here are the changes I’ve made to ensure that I will not make that mistake again. pic.twitter.com/FSSl3qrFjQ
— Lisa Bloom (@LisaBloom) September 8, 2019
Twitter users slammed the lawyer for her “monstrous” actions, condemning her past attempts to help Weinstein and her current apology.
3. A source close to Bloom during the time she repped Harvey Weinstein tells me her apology rings hollow for many reasons but particularly for this reason: when Bloom was repping him she was deeply proud of being associated with him and would often brag to outsiders about it
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) September 9, 2019
Lisa Bloom is craven and soulless.
What incredible abuse of a law school education and a privileged background.
— mollyswordmcdonough🌊 (@mollysmcdonough) September 8, 2019
A “mistake” is hitting a rock while driving on a country road. Causing further pain to victims of rape and assault, knowingly, is monstrous.
— Miles Howard (@MilesPerHoward) September 8, 2019
I guess the question is why would you even do this in the first place. You now have zero credibility as a so called “victims’ rights” activist. Certainly not a women’s rights activist. You set out to cause additional undue harm to rape/abuse victims. Congrats
— Robyn J Leader (@RobynJLeader) September 8, 2019
Like her mother, they are clout chasers, who will jump on any case, for attention and money. I’m shocked, people took Lisa seriously, from the jump 😁. Her getting exposed, doesn’t surprise me
— KathrynDorsey (@Kathryn39645959) September 8, 2019
Lisa Bloom is a disgusting being. @rosemcgowan is right. She should be disbarred. Lisa is an embarrassment to women and attorneys.
— Ron Waxman 🏳️🌈 (@RonWaxman) September 10, 2019
This is so disgusting, and it makes me so sad, because obviously all these tactics are widely and successfully used against those who dare to complain.
— Cautiously Optimistic (@desertview5) September 10, 2019
A direct apology to Rose McGowan seems to be in order too, if not already done. To act as a direct arm of the patriarchy to perpetuate rape culture beckons much more contemplation and change than a two year old apology. https://t.co/lABdCYk9bs
— Kelly McCoy (@slightlydaft909) September 8, 2019
Mother-daughter horseshoe operation. On the surface they advocate for “victims.” When in reality they profit from their pain and suffering.
— Lennox (@lennoxskyler) September 8, 2019
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