Brutal memo Lisa Bloom sent Harvey Weinstein about Rose McGowan exposed

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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.

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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.”

“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.

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.”

The attorney offered an apology “especially to the women” on Sunday, though she did not mention McGowan directly.

Twitter users slammed the lawyer for her “monstrous” actions, condemning her past attempts to help Weinstein and her current apology.

Frieda Powers

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Originally from New York, Powers graduated from New York University and eventually made her way to sunny South Florida where she has been writing for the BizPacReview team since 2015.
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