Famous Hollywood film producer and top Democratic donor is having a week, isn’t he?
The last few days started off badly enough when it was revealed he’s a sexual deviant who badgered actresses to give him a nude massage or watch him shower his obese body.
The impact of this revelation was compounded by the fact that it was reported in the New York Times.
If it had been reported by Fox News, for example, he and his friends could have simply dismissed it. But the liberal probably hasn’t been born yet who could dismiss something reported in the New York Times.
But perhaps the sole sunray of good news for Mr. Weinstein was that he was to be represented by famous attorney Lisa Bloom.
First photo of Harvey Weinstein since NYT story came out. Here he is leaving his office and saying goodbye to his attorney Lisa Bloom. pic.twitter.com/hNO43ooNgM
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) October 6, 2017
The Weinstein-Bloom pairing immediately struck many as suspicious.
As the following tweet indicates, Ms. Bloom’s forte is usually thought to be representing people bringing sexual harassment charges, not in defending those facing that charge:
— AACONS (@AACONS) October 5, 2017
Many of course posited that Lisa Bloom’s motivation may have been more pecuniary than political:
Why would feminist Lisa Bloom who’s represented dozens of women against sexual harassers now represent harasser Harvey Weinstein? Oh, this. pic.twitter.com/K0S4BBwFnq
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) October 5, 2017
Now you know why Lisa Bloom is defending a serial sexual assaulter. What a joke. 👇🏻 https://t.co/qFFsPmzXTR
— Mr. Smith (@GuardianRover) October 5, 2017
Whatever was Mr. Bloom’s motivation Mr. Weinstein, it was definitely not because she thought he was innocent:
Perhaps the heat from social media got a bit too hot for the Yale-educated vegan who, like Mr. Weinstein, is not used to criticism – at least not from fellow social justice warriors.
As Breitbart reports
One of Bloom’s most prominent critics was her own mother, lawyer Gloria Allred, who suggested she should not represent a man accused of sexual harassment.
“Had I been asked by Mr. Weinstein to represent him, I would have declined, because I do not represent individuals accused of sexual harassment,” Allred said, according to Variety.
Today Lisa Bloom tweeted:
I have resigned as an advisor to Harvey Weinstein.
My understanding is that Mr. Weinstein and his board are moving toward an agreement.
— Lisa Bloom (@LisaBloom) October 7, 2017
It’s unclear if her resignation will restore the luster she lost by agreeing to represent Harvey Weinstein in the first place.
However, it’s even more intriguing to wonder if Harvey Weinstein’s reputation will ever be restored.
One wouldn’t think so, given the credibility of the charges against him.
But many – including some very famous names in Hollywood – have been silent on these charges.
And let’s not forget, Hollywood is a town that not so long ago gave an admitted child rapist its highest honor.