#AceNewsReport – Dec.16: Editor says this woman calls herself the provider of support for women and the truth should be heard this is what we know about the other side of the coin about: Women’s rights lawyer Lisa Bloom sought paydays for women willing to accuse Donald Trump of sexual misconduct at the tail end of the 2016 presidential race, according to an explosive report: Bloom offered to sell alleged victims’ stories to TV outlets—and arrange compensation from donors for those who came forward with allegations against President Trump, The Hill reported Friday, citing documents, emails and text messages between Bloom and the women #AceNewsDesk reports
New York Daily News – @LisaBloom (Lisa Bloom) arranged for a donor to pay off one Trump accuser’s mortgage, and offered as much as $750,000 to another woman, who ultimately decided not to come forward, according to the report……….Bloom acknowledged pursuing donations for women who made accusations against Trump before last year’s election………
“Donors reached out to my firm directly to help some of the women I represented,” Bloom told The Hill………She also acknowledged that her standard contracts required women to pay her commissions as high as 33% if she sold their stories to media outlets, The Hill reported.
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“Our standard pro bono agreement for legal services provides that if a media entity offers to compensate a client for sharing his or her story we receive a percentage of those fees. This rarely happens. But, on occasion, a case generates media interest and sometimes (not always) a client may receive an appearance fee,” she told The Hill………Bloom denied having contact with Hillary Clinton or her campaign.
The Hill spoke to New York City makeup artist Jill Harth who received a small payout from Bloom…….Harth, a former beauty contestant manager, filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Trump in 1997, but then withdrew it. But @LisaBloom added this tweet on 16/12/17:
|Lisa Bloom (@LisaBloom)|
Jill Harth was the first woman to speak out about Trump’s sexual harassment last year. So brave. Loveliest woman inside and out. The right is now renewing vicious attacks on her. She deserves our admiration and support. twitter.com/jillharth/stat…
The litigation was uncovered during the election, and Harth’s name was revealed during the summer of 2016…….Trump called the accusations against her false, prompting her to become an outspoken critic of his and seek Bloom’s legal counsel…..
She received a financial reward from photos sold to news media and from an online fundraiser—and later, was given less than $30,000 from a donor to help pay off the mortgage on her Queens apartment, The Hill reported……..Harth alleges that in 1993, Trump pushed her up against a wall at Mar-a-Lago and groped her, trying to get his hands under her dress, The Hill reported.
“Nothing that you’ve said to me about my mortgage or the Go Fund Me that was created to help me out financially affects the facts or the veracity of my 1997 federal complaint against Donald J. Trump for sexual harassment and assault,” she told The Hill……Harth is reportedly writing a memoir about the whole experience……..This is Lisa Blooms bio according to Wikipedia some details have edit links if any reader knows any more or details are incorrect Lisa Bloom (née Bray; born September 20, 1961) is an American civil rights attorney known for representing women whose sexual harassment claims precipitated the firing of Bill O’Reilly from Fox News and for advising Harvey Weinstein amid sexual abuse allegations.
September 20, 1961 (age 56)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
J.D., Yale Law School
|Employer||The Bloom Firm|
|Parent(s)||Peyton Huddleston Bray, Jr
Bloom founded and owns a twelve-attorney civil rights law firm, the Bloom Firm, and has represented clients including Kathy Griffin and Mischa Barton. Bloom was also the anchor of Lisa Bloom: Open Court (formerly Bloom and Politan: Open Court), a two-hour live legal news program on truTV‘s In Session, from 2006 to 2009…….Bloom is the only child of civil rights attorney Gloria Allred and Peyton Huddleston Bray, Jr…….
Early life and educationEdit
Bloom was born Lisa Bray, the daughter of Gloria Bloom (later Allred) and Peyton Huddleston Bray, Jr. Her parents’ marriage was short-lived—they had married and divorced while in college. Peyton, who suffered from bipolar disorder, later committed suicide, and Bloom subsequently took her mother’s maiden name. When Bloom was 7, her mother remarried to William C. Allred. Bloom received a bachelor’s degree from UCLA, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and was National College Debate Champion. She earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Yale Law School in 1986…….
After graduating from law school, Bloom began her career in New York and by 1991 worked at her mother’s law firm, Allred, Maroko & Goldberg, assisting in unsuccessfully suing the Boy Scouts of America for sex discrimination on behalf of Katrina Yeaw, a girl who wanted to join the organization. While at her mother’s firm, Bloom also filed a child sexual abuse suit against the Roman Catholic Church and sued the LAPD.
In 2001 Bloom left her mother’s firm, having parlayed her legal and familial notoriety into a lucrative career in cable news punditry, eventually serving as a legal analyst on CBS News, CNN, HLN, and MSNBC, and appearing on The Early Show, The Insider, Dr. Phil, Dr. Drew, The Situation Room, Reliable Sources, The Joy Behar Show, Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell, and The Stephanie Miller Show. Bloom returned to practicing law in 2010 when she founded the Bloom Firm, a small, general-practice law firm that handles family, civil and criminal matters. She is licensed to practice law in both New York and California…….At the Bloom Firm, Bloom has represented several notable clients, including model and actress Janice Dickinson in her defamation case against comedian Bill Cosby, as well as model and actress Mischa Barton in her revenge porn case. Model Blac Chyna later hired Bloom to obtain a temporary restraining order against socialite Rob Kardashian, with whom Chyna shares a daughter, Dream. Amid a series of sexual abuse allegations against powerful men in entertainment and media, and following a BuzzFeed report detailing a sexual harassment settlement paid out of Representative John Conyers’ office budget, Bloom represented Marion Brown, who spoke to BuzzFeed off the record and later came forward publicly to allege harassment by Conyers.
Bill O’Reilly sexual harassment allegationsEdit
In 2017 Bloom represented three women accusing then-Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly of sexual harassment.Jehmu Greene, a television commentator who had appeared on Fox News, also approached Bloom with sexual harassment allegations against O’Reilly, although she ultimately declined Bloom’s services. One of Bloom’s clients, Wendy Walsh, filed the complaint that caused Fox News’ parent company, 21st Century Fox, to initiate an investigation that led to O’Reilly’s dismissal and the end of his eponymous program.
Harvey Weinstein and Roy Price sexual misconduct allegationsEdit
Bloom was a focus of significant media attention following allegations of serial sexual harassment by film mogul Harvey Weinstein. Bloom, in an October 2017 report in The New York Times, acknowledged advising Weinstein on power dynamics and harassment, calling him “an old dinosaur learning new ways” and asserting that “he denies many of the accusations as patently false.” Bloom’s advising role, which she had held since the Fall of 2016, was pilloried in the media for its dissonance with Bloom’s prior representation of sexual assault victims, with some calling her book adaptation deal with The Weinstein Company, signed during Weinstein’s tenure as co-chairman, a conflict of interest…..On October 7, 2017, two days after the initial reports and amid mounting criticism, Bloom stepped down from the team advising Weinstein after reported friction with members of The Weinstein Company’s board. Bloom, according to emails purportedly obtained by The New York Times, had proposed promulgating “photos of several of the accusers in very friendly poses with Harvey after his alleged misconduct.” Bloom denied plotting to undermine the accusers; however, later reporting from The Daily Beast indicated that Bloom had offered journalist Ronan Farrow opposition research on one of Weinstein’s accusers, Rose McGowan, during his reporting on the Weinstein allegations……Shortly following her resignation from Weinstein’s team, Bloom fell victim to an email prankster masquerading as Weinstein. Bloom emailed the prankster that “[t]he new round of far more serious allegations were [sic] not made known to me,” specifically calling out Weinstein’s alleged sexual assault. Variety later reported that Bloom “was only aware of accusations of verbal remarks, behaviors, and temper tantrums” when she began advising Weinstein, and was unaware of more serious allegations of rape and sexual assault. Bloom later apologized for her role advising Weinstein and called it “a colossal mistake.”……Bloom also represented former Amazon Studios president Roy Price amid sexual harassment allegations, but said her representation of Price concluded before Isa Hackett, Price’s accuser, “went public.” The Daily Beast reported that Bloom, while representing Price, had attempted to discredit Kim Masters, The Hollywood Reporter‘s Editor-at-Large, to media outlets considering publishing Masters’ report on the allegations against Price. Bloom had allegedly accused Masters of a conflict of interest for badgering Price to advertise on her KCRW show, a charge Masters denied……
Kathy Griffin controversy and falloutEdit
Main article: Kathy Griffin § Depiction of President Trump
Following a controversial 2017 photo shoot in which comedienne Kathy Griffin clenched a severed and bloodied head resembling President Donald Trump, Bloom held a joint press conference with Griffin, then her client, to address the controversy. Their appearance was widely panned in the media for its self-victimization and lack of focus……Amid the fallout over Bloom’s role advising Harvey Weinstein, Griffin posted a Facebook video denouncing Bloom and her husband, Braden Pollock, for “exacerbat[ing] my personal situation.” Griffin later tweeted asking Bloom to stop calling her and denounced Bloom for “fame-whoring,” a criticism of Bloom’s proposal for a joint media tour following their joint press conference. Bloom also, according to Griffin, charged exorbitant legal fees, which Griffin estimated amounted to $40,000 for two days’ representation, including by defense attorney Dmitry Gorin, whom Bloom had allegedly hired without Griffin’s consent. In response to Griffin’s comments, Bloom claimed she “had no idea there was a problem” and released a statement that criticised Griffin for speaking extemporaneously at the press conference but nevertheless wished her well…….In response to Griffin, another former Bloom client, Tamara Holder, and Jehmu Greene, who had considered hiring Bloom, came forward with their own criticisms. Bloom, whom Holder had retained after accusing Fox News Latino Vice President Francisco Cortes of sexual assault, proposed an initial retainer agreement that awarded Bloom 40 percent of any settlement, as well as a $10,000 retainer fee and reimbursement for any relevant hotel and travel expenses. Although Holder ultimately negotiated a more favorable contract, she criticized Bloom for thousands of dollars in extraneous expenses and for allegedly pushing Holder to accept a gag order in her settlement with Fox News. For her part, Greene called Bloom “deceptive” for presenting her with a contract for media representation after a meeting focused primarily on legal services. Bloom responded to the allegations from Holder and Greene by contending that “the vast majority of [the Bloom Firm’s] clients are delighted with our work.”…….
Bloom married her current husband, Braden Pollock, on December 5, 2014. Pollock is the founder of Legal Brand Marketing and now works as the Bloom Firm’s firm manager. Bloom has two adult children, Sarah and Sam, and lives with her husband and foster son in Los Angeles. A vegetarian since 16, Bloom has been vegan since 2009. She identifies as Jewish……
Bloom has written three books, including Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World, from 2011, and Swagger: 10 Urgent Rules for Raising Boys in an Era of Failing Schools, Mass Joblessness, and Thug Culture, from 2012. In early 2017 The Weinstein Company and Jay-Z announced plans to adapt Bloom’s 2014 book, Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It, into a six-part documentary series. The status of the project is unknown[needs update?] following turmoil at the Weinstein Company……
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