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People Are Outraged At Lisa Bloom's Harvey Weinstein Memo Featured In New Book

In Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey's book, “She Said,” a 2016 memo allegedly sent by the attorney to the disgraced film executive viciously attacked Rose McGowan.

A memo from attorney Lisa Bloom to disgraced film executive Harvey Weinstein is going viral after being published in a new book, leading people on Twitter to call her “vile,” “disgusting,” and suggest that “there’s a special place in hell” for her.

The memo is featured in full in the book “She Said” by reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey. Along with journalist Ronan Farrow, Kantor and Twohey are credited for amplifying the Me Too movement after they broke a story about allegations against Weinstein. The memo, which circulated ahead of the book’s release Tuesday, details the lengths Bloom, the daughter of women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred, was willing to go to tamp down accusations by actress Rose McGowan, who was one of the first women to accuse Weinstein of sexual harassment.

In the memo, which was sent in December 2016 and can be read in full below, Bloom reportedly tells Weinstein that she felt “equipped to help you against the Roses of the world, because I have represented so many of them.”

The victims’ rights lawyer went on to say that she could place an article that paints McGowan as “increasingly unglued, so that when someone Googles her this is what pops up and she’s discredited.”

Bloom would work for Weinstein up until Kantor and Twohey’s first bombshell about the producer in October 2017, which featured an alleged incident with McGowan. 

Nearly a year after the memo was sent, Bloom dropped Weinstein as a client and apologized for representing him.

After reporter and HuffPost contributor Yashar Ali shared the memo in full on Twitter, many came out against Bloom ― who has since apologized again ― to lambast the lawyer:

CNN’s Jake Tapper tweeted an invite to Bloom, which both Twohey and Kantor have retweeted, to have her on his show to discuss the memo.

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