Lisa Bloom Resigns as Harvey Weinstein's Advisor

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News of the leave of absence follows reports that Anita Dunn, a key aide to former President Barack Obama, "counseled" the Tinseltown titan following the report from The Times. "My understanding is that Weinstein and his board are moving toward an agreement". Davis declined to comment or elaborate on the reason for his departure.

The scandal was pounced on by Republicans because Weinstein has been a major backer of Democrat candidates.

Ironically, Trump's comments about Weinstein were made almost one year to the day that an audio tape of him bragging about "grabbing women by the p***y" was leaked.

The news about Weinstein came into the spotlight when the New Tork Times printed a story reporting decades of sexual harassment allegations against the producer.

The report also detailed encounters Weinstein allegedly had with other women working for the Weinstein Company, as well as official settlements from people associated with him, including actress Rose McGowen, who was issued a $100,000 settlement that Weinstein specifically said was not an admission of guilt.

Trump spoke out two days after the New York Times published a bombshell exposé of sexual abuse allegations against the famed producer spanning almost three decades.

The statement was signed by four of six remaining board members.

After agreeing to take a tour of the club's restaurant with Weinstein, she accompanied him downstairs, where he dismissed the Kitchen staff and, Sivan says, attempted to kiss her.

Bloom's planned strategy, as written in her email, included "photos of several of the accusers in very friendly poses with Harvey after his alleged misconduct", according to the Times.

Brzezinski hosts MSNBC's Morning Joe along with Joe Scarborough and Willie Geist.

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

). She added that she was happy women have come forward with their allegations.

Harvey Weinstein has taken an indefinite leave of absence, prompting internal fears for the company's future, the New York Times has reported.

Bloom announced earlier Saturday that she was stepping down from her role as Weinstein's adviser. "Georgina will be kicking my ass to be a better human being and to apologise to people for my bad behaviour, to say I'm sorry, and to absolutely mean it".

The New York Times has stated that it stands behind its story.

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