Harvey Weinstein has yet to be charged with a crime in light of the sexual assault allegations made against him, but his current legal team believes he’s now been exposed to that possibility because of Lisa Bloom.
According to our sources, Weinstein’s new legal team believes he received bad advice from Bloom and some of her statements as his advisor have, as one source said, “put him in a position of criminal exposure.”
Bloom announced on October 5 that she was working with Weinstein. The very next day, she went on “Good Morning America” to talk about the situation and essentially admitted Weinstein’s guilt.
“I think Harvey has acknowledged yes, that there was misconduct over a period of years,” Bloom said at one point.
Later, when George Stephanopoulos specifically said that Weinstein’s actions were “sexual harassment” and “illegal,” Bloom responded, “Yes.”
We’re told Weinstein’s lawyers are worried that if any criminal investigation should come from this, Bloom’s statements could be used against him.
As The Blast first reported, Weinstein has assembled a new criminal defense team because he is worried the sexual harassment allegations against him may escalate to criminal charges.
The Blast reached out to Bloom and asked if she wanted to comment on this story — she simply replied back, “No.”