A new report reveals that California attorney Lisa Bloom tried to arrange payment for women who were considering coming forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against Donald Trump.
The bombshell revelation, published in The Hill on Friday, shows that Bloom “sought to arrange compensation from donors and tabloid media outlets for women who made or considered making sexual misconduct allegations against Donald Trump during the final months of the 2016 election, according to documents and interviews.”
The feminist lawyer’s efforts included “offering to sell alleged victims’ stories to TV outlets in return for a commission for herself, arranging a donor to pay off one Trump accuser’s mortgage and attempting to secure a six-figure payment for another woman who ultimately declined to come forward after being offered as much as $750,000,” the clients told The Hill.
Documents, emails and text messages reviewed by The Hill suggest that Bloom contacted political action committees supporting Hillary Clinton in her efforts to take down Trump and make a tidy profit at the same time.
Known for defending notorious clients, including disgraced comedienne Kathy Griffith, perverted film executive Harvey Weinstein, and accused rapist Bill Cosby, Bloom has assisted dozens of women in prominent harassment cases.
During the 2016 election, she represented four women considering making accusations against Trump last year. Two of the women went public, while the other two stepped back.
In a statement to The Hill, Bloom acknowledged that she got donors to incentivize some of Trump’s accusers with cash.
“Donors reached out to my firm directly to help some of the women I represented,” said Bloom, adding that her goal in collecting money for the accusers was “not to pressure the women to come forward, but rather to help them relocate or arrange security if they felt unsafe.” She refused to identify any of the donors.
Bloom boasted about having represented sexual harassment victims for free or at reduced rates, but she also admitted to the news outlet that a standard part of her contracts required women to pay her commissions as high as 33 percent if she sold their stories to media outlets.
“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 said.
‘Attorney’ Lisa Bloom helped arrange huge cash payoffs for women who would come forward and accuse President Trump of sexual harassment: https://t.co/QXye4wzvZ0
— MARK SIMONE (@MarkSimoneNY) December 15, 2017
Outrageous: leftist lawyer Lisa Bloom arranged for donors to pay Trump accusers. Such dirty tactics, thankfully ineffective! https://t.co/2L4awQ9gsz
— Steve Cortes (@CortesSteve) December 15, 2017
.@LisaBloom is one of the most petty unethical people with whom I’ve ever crossed paths. Her behavior here is not surprising.
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) December 15, 2017
Wow, this is big… https://t.co/zLRN8gFbdz
— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) December 15, 2017
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