Weinstein and his board are moving toward an agreement," attorney Lisa Bloom said in announcing her resignation on Twitter.
Bloom didn't respond to an email request for further comment. Bloom is the daughter of well-known Los Angeles women's rights attorney Gloria Allred. Lanny Davis, a lawyer who also was working with Weinstein, is no longer advising the producer, said a person familiar with the situation who was not authorized to speak publicly. President Trump, preparing to board a helicopter to travel from the White House to a North Carolina fundraiser on Saturday, was asked by reporters to weigh in on the embattled Hollywood figure.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A prominent attorney said Saturday she is no longer representing movie mogul Harvey Weinstein as he confronts sexual harassment allegations dating back years, while a TV news anchor lodged another claim of misconduct against the movie mogul and a third board member resigned from Weinstein's company.
board member Marc Lasry, charirman and CEO of Avenue Capital Group, which was confirmed Saturday by a Lasry spokesman, Todd Fogarty.Lasry joined an exodus from the nine-member board, with billionaire Dirk Ziff and, according to reports, Technicolor executive Tim Sarnoff also leaving.Witnesses told investigators the driver of a dark blue Dodge Ram with no front license plate appeared to intentionally swerve to the right side of the road, striking the group of cyclists.Barclay said all four victims were injured and one man was flown to the hospital with critical injuries.Harvey Weinstein on Thursday issued a lengthy statement that acknowledged causing "a lot of pain." He also asked for "a second chance." But Weinstein and his lawyers, including Harder, have criticized the New York Times' report in statements and interviews, though neither has referenced anything specific."We are confident in the accuracy of our reporting," said a New York Times spokesperson in a statement. Weinstein was aware and able to respond to specific allegations in our story before publication.
In fact, we published his response in full."In an interview with The Associated Press on Friday, Weinstein attorney Lisa Bloom had both defended Weinstein and acknowledged he'd been "stupid." She saluted the women who have come forward to allege wrongdoing but said many allegations were overblown and consisted of Weinstein telling a woman she "looked cute without my glasses."Congressional Democrats, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, on Friday began giving charities thousands of dollars in donations they had received from Weinstein.___AP Film Writer Jake Coyle in New York and Associated Press writer Tarek Hamada in Phoenix contributed to this report.___Lynn Elber can be reached at [email protected] on Twitter at . (AP) — Police have arrested a music teacher at a San Jose middle school on suspicion of having a three-year sexual relationship with a student and threatening to post nude photos of the victim.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rufus Hannah, a formerly homeless alcoholic who was paid to fight other homeless men and perform dangerous stunts in the notorious "Bumfights" videos, has died. Hannah, who was living in the town of Adrian, Georgia, was a passenger in a car driven by his sister that was T-boned by a semi-truck on Wednesday just outside the town of Swainsboro, Georgia State Patrol Sgt. Hannah's sister received a head injury, but she was expected to survive.
One of the two vehicles apparently ran a red light on State Route 4, but the investigation continued and no citations were immediately issued, Cain said.
(AP) — Authorities said a pickup truck driver struck four cyclists on a charity fundraising bike ride in Northern California, severely injuring at least one of the riders, then drove away.
California Highway Patrol Officer Andrew Barclay said the hit-and-run happened Saturday on a rural road southwest of Petaluma that's popular with cyclists, especially on the weekends.
The allegations of sexual misconduct against Weinstein were detailed in a report this week by The New York Times.