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Lisa Bloom, Harvey Weinstein's Adviser, Criticizes His Behavior Toward Women

Ashley Judd and 7 other women have come forward with claims of abuse

According to the Times, Maerov asked Bloom to step down, saying that a business deal she has with Harvey Weinstein makes her unable to be impartial when giving the film executive legal advice. "My understanding is that Weinstein and his board are moving toward an agreement".

"This is a pretty bad guy who did some really terrible things, and if people need for that money to be returned in order to make it clear that the entities that received them want nothing to do with him and his behavior, then that's probably a smart move", Murphy said. Davis declined to comment or elaborate on the reason for his departure. The Washington-based lawyer is a former special counsel to President Bill Clinton and has been a long-time friend to Hillary Clinton.

The scandal was pounced on by Republicans because Weinstein has been a major backer of Democrat candidates.

Asked about the tape on Saturday, Trump dismissed it "locker room talk", as he has done in the past. The president said he has known Weinstein a long time, adding: "I'm not at all surprised to see it". The HuffPost reported on Friday that Lauren Sivan, who was previously a news anchor on local cable channel Long Island 12, alleges that a decade ago Weinstein trapped her in the hallway of a restaurant that was closed to the public and masturbated in front of her until he ejaculated.

On Thursday, The New York Times published a report alleging that several women, including actress Ashley Judd, had made accusations against Weinstein.

The board members who resigned include billionaire Dirk Ziff, a managing partner at Ziff Capital Partners, as well as Marc Lasry and Tim Sarnoff.

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A self-described "women's rights advocate", Bloom also said she would be working on completing a "comprehensive review" of the Weinstein Company's workplace and gender equality policies. Weinstein is producing the documentary adaptation of her book about the Trayvon Martin case.

Brzezinski hosts MSNBC's Morning Joe along with Joe Scarborough and Willie Geist.

Danielle Rhoades Ha, a Times spokesperson, said Weinstein had been given two days to respond and that his full statement had been published.

On Saturday, Sivan tweeted that she was only able to come forward now about the incident "because of women far braver than me".

Weinstein's lawyer said in a statement this week that he plans to sue The New York Times. "Georgina will be kicking my ass to be a better human being and to apologise to people for my bad behaviour, to say I'm sorry, and to absolutely mean it".

The Times says it stands by its reporting.

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