Lisa Bloom says his clients are already feeling the impact of the Depp–Understood trial by being silenced – but she is called a hypocrite…because of Harvey Weinstein.
The famous women’s rights lawyer – who made a career out of her mother’s footsteps, Gloria Allredpicking up on women with complaints against high-profile men — shared insight into how the verdict against Amber impacts other alleged victims.
She writes: “I had to advise two women today that if they speak out about their sexual assault they can be prosecuted. Even if they don’t name their attacker. Even if they don’t identify them by their work or their relationship. One cried about being silenced. The fallout of (Depp vs. Heard).”
Lisa also addressed a caveat offered by some who say truthful accusers are A-OK… “Some of you said you didn’t have to worry if you were telling the truth. If only Defamation case = years of angst in the pretrial process + 2-5 years to go to trial + half a million to a million dollars in attorney fees (not for me) Few people have the strength emotional and wealth for it.”
That’s a fair point…women, in general, might question going public with allegations now, especially knowing they could be sued and lose. But, the flip side of that argument is…Amber was literally a woman making claims against Johnny, when no other woman did.
Comparing JD to the likes of Weinstein or other notorious #MeToo men with a sea of accusers isn’t fair – you could argue it was a one-off that won’t serve as a deterrent…especially if you believe Amber lied, which a large majority of people (including the jury) do.
Speaking of Weinstein, Lisa’s history with the guy resurfaced following his comments. Many point to what they consider to be preachy…seeing how she was advising HW at the start of her own scandal in 2017.
As we have reported – and as has been repeatedly confirmed – Lisa was doing a lot investigative work for Weinstein in the summer of 2017 … looking for Rose McGowan and other accusers who went public. We were told Bloom was deeply involved and was squarely in Weinstein’s corner… trying to fend off negative press.
So, yeah… Lisa positioning herself as a strong defender of the accusers will probably never seem authentic to some again in light of this Weinstein chapter. But, whether it was her or anyone else, the argument has been and will continue to be made…that verdict was mega.
But, if the #MeToo ramifications apply here, per se…the eye of the beholder, we guess.