Lisa Bloom Resigns as Harvey Weinstein's Advisor

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In a Friday interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC News, Bloom acknowledged that Weinstein's actions were inappropriate, but said that she was only acting as an adviser and not as a defense attorney.

Meanwhile a prominent USA lawyer says she's no longer representing the movie mogul as he confronts sexual harassment allegations dating back years.

Sivan reaffirmed the HuffPost report on Twitter. "My understanding is that Mr. Weinstein and his board are moving toward an agreement". She previously has represented victims of sexual harassment and assault and her work with Weinstein drew fierce criticism online.

Weinstein's leave of absence from the production house he co-founded with his brother began on Friday, and the company announced the hiring of a team of lawyers to conduct an investigation into sexual harassment claims against the movie mogul outlined in a New York Times story.

"In the meantime, the Company is under the leadership of its Co-Chairman, Bob Weinstein, and its Chief Operating Officer, David Glasser, who plan to proceed with business in the ordinary course", the announcement adds.

President Donald Trump was asked by reporters to weigh in on the embattled Hollywood figure.

President Trump on Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment allegations: "I'm not at all surprised to see it".

Trump's comments came two days after the New York Times published a bombshell exposé of sexual abuse allegations against Weinstein (pictured).

Upon the release of the New York Times story Thursday, Bloom released a statement about advising Weinstein where she said as a women's rights advocate, she had been "blunt with Harvey" and he had listened. Lasry joined an exodus from the nine-member board, with billionaire Dirk Ziff and, according to reports, Technicolor executive Tim Sarnoff also leaving.

This apparent swift-ish action by the board is clearly aimed at limiting the damage the report has already inflicted on the company's reputation.

On another front, Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski tweeted that "unless Harvey resigns" she will withdraw from a three-book deal she has with Weinstein Books.

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