Well-known California women’s rights lawyer Lisa Bloom…just got caught. Bloom tried to get compensation from tabloid media outlets, and donors, for women who were thinking about making sexual misconduct allegations against Donald Trump at the end of the 2016 election.
Bloom not only tried to get money for the so-called “victims,” she offered to sell these stories to TV outlets in return for a hefty commission for herself. In one case, Bloom arranged to have a donor pay off one of an accuser’s mortgage, and tried to bribe another woman, who had refused to come forward, with as much as $750,000, the clients told The Hill.
All of Bloom’s dirty deeds were chronicled in contractual documents, emails and text messages that The Hill has reviewed. In a particularly damning exchange of texts between one woman and Bloom, it is suggested that political action committees supporting Hillary Clinton were contacted during the effort.
Boom 💥 https://t.co/aM0p5yHqXm
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) December 15, 2017
In a statement to The Hill, Bloom acknowledged she engaged in discussions to secure donations for women who made or considered making accusations against Trump before last year’s election.
“Donors reached out to my firm directly to help some of the women I represented,” said Bloom, whose clients have also included accusers of Bill Cosby and Bill O’Reilly.
While Bloom brags about representing sexual harassment victims for free or at reduced rates, the fact is that all of her contracts require victims to pay her commissions as high as 33%, if she sells their stories to media outlets.
Ms. Bloom, daughter of famed attorney Gloria Allred, also represented women who accused Hollywood mega-producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct earlier this year.
Trump has steadfastly denied assaulting or harassing women, even after a videotape surfaced in September 2016 in which he can be heard boasting that famous men like him can grab women by the genitalia without consequence. Trump has dismissed the tape as “locker room talk.”