Bloom, the high-profile lawyer who has made a name for herself by defending women over the course of her career, tweeted her resignation on Saturday afternoon.
“I have resigned as an advisor to Harvey Weinstein,” Bloom tweeted. “My understanding is that Mr. Weinstein and his board are moving toward an agreement.”
Bloom’s resignation comes after a flurry of criticism has surfaced on social media over the past 24 hours, attacking Bloom’s decision to represent Weinstein with naysayers calling her a hypocrite, as she’s dedicated her legal career to defending women.
Over the past year, Bloom became a highly-recognizable media figure for her work with celebrity clients including Kathy Griffin, Blac Chyna and Mischa Barton in her revenge porn case. Most notably, she was the driving force behind taking down former Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly through her representation of many alleged female victims.
One of Bloom’s biggest critics was her own mother, power lawyer Gloria Allred, who attacked her own daughter for representing Weinstein, saying in a statement, “Had I been asked by Mr. Weinstein to represent him, I would have declined, because I do not represent individuals accused of sex harassment.”a