A new report reveals that Lisa Bloom was made aware of sexual assault and/or harassment allegations being made against Harvey Weinstein last October.
HuffPost claims that lawyer Thomas Ajamie shared details of Weinstein’s alleged sexual misconduct with Bloom over drinks one night last year, asking the litigator if she was perhaps working with any of the victims.
Bloom said she has never even met Weinstein.
Ajamie was investigating Weinstein on behalf of the AMFAR board at the time and had been unable to get in contact with the movie executive, but that January suddenly got a sit down with the man at the Sundance Film Festival.
Bloom was there as well, around the same time she informed Ajamie she could not speak about allegations involving Weinstein because there was a ‘conflict’ – she was advising him as an attorney.
‘I know you’re telling people that I rape women,’ Weinstein said to Ajame in that meeting.
Weinstein then went on to tell Ajame that he had ‘sex with many women in Hollywood’ because he was a ‘powerful’ guy and ‘everyone wants an Academy Award.’
That March, Weinstein Company optioned her book about Trayvon Martin, Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It.’
It was announced that Weinstein would be producing a series along with Jay Z based on Bloom’s work, which would be combined with a second book.
That book was ‘Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin,’ which was the subject of a heated bidding war as it is written by Martin’s parents Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin.