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Lisa Bloom — the women’s rights advocate and high-profile attorney who swiftly resigned from advising Harvey Weinstein — was unaware of the severity of allegations surrounding Weinstein when she signed on to work with the Hollywood mogul, an insider exclusively tells Variety.
Bloom was only aware of accusations of verbal remarks, behaviors, and temper tantrums when she began working with Weinstein, according to a source, who says she was “totally lied to” by Weinstein and kept in the dark of physical accusations such as sexual assault and rape.When contacted by Variety, Bloom’s office declined to comment, citing attorney client confidentiality.
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Earlier on Tuesday, a self-described “email prankster,” who has fooled many White House officials in the past, fooled Bloom, pretending to be Weinstein. The prankster emailed the attorney, “Lisa, I’ve had time to think, and I do understand why you felt unable to remain on my team.” Under the impression she was responding to the real Weinstein, Bloom wrote back in the email, “Thank you Harvey…The new round of far more serious allegations were not made known to me so I could not have realized. But I am not revealing any of that publicly because that’s between you and me.”
A source confirms to Variety that the email in response to the prankster was in fact sent by the real Bloom — who, as seen above — wrote to the prankster, thinking it was Weinstein, that she could not remain on his team because of “the new round of far more serious allegations.”
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Elaborating on Bloom’s knowledge at the time she was advising Weinstein, a person familiar with discussions between Weinstein...
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