The career of Lisa Bloom: How Gloria Allred’s daughter ended up defending Harvey Weinstein and came to regret it

Lisa Bloom has made a career out of representing the underdog. She hosts well-planned press conferences, so women can tell their stories about being wronged by powerful men. She harnesses the media to get results when the courtroom isn’t enough.

She’s the daughter of famous women right’s lawyer Gloria Allred. According to Politico, “The names Allred and Bloom are synonymous with aggressive legal strategy on behalf of wronged women, and relentless public-relations campaigns against rich and influential men.”

But in 2017 the world found out she was working for alleged sexual assaulter Harvey Weinstein. Bloom went from being called “a defender of women” on the cover of a magazine, to having her mother release a statement saying she would work with any Weinstein accusers, even if that meant taking on Bloom in court.

Before the backlash, Bloom had represented the women who accused actor Bill Cosby and Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly of sexual harassment and abuse. She tried to represent a woman who wanted to press charges against President Donald Trump, but it never eventuated. After the backlash, she’s still working, most notably for sexual offender Jeffrey Epstein’s accusers.

Here’s her career to date.

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