Gloria Allred on daughter Lisa Bloom working for Harvey Weinstein: ‘I would have declined’

Gloria Allred, the celebrity women’s rights attorney, has publicly called another lawyer who’s represented sexual harassment victims for agreeing to work for indie mogul Harvey Weinstein.

The catch? It’s Allred’s daughter, Lisa Bloom.

“Had I been asked by Mr. Weinstein to represent him, I would have declined, because I do not represent individuals accused of sex harassment,” Allred said a statement Thursday just after a bombshell New York Times story had settled at least eight cases of sexual harassment spanning decades.

“I only represent those who allege that they are victims of sexual harassment,” she added.

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 18: (L-R) Lisa Bloom, Sarah Bloom and Gloria Allred, the three generation of women lawyers attend Sarah Bloom's graduation from Fordam Law School at Beacon Theatre on May 18, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 19: TV personality Lisa Bloom (L) and attorney Gloria Allred attend the Anti-Defamation League 20th Annual Deborah Awards at SLS Hotel on March 19, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 07: Attorney and legal analyst (L) Lisa Bloom Signs And Discusses Her New Book 'Think' With Special Guest Gloria Allred at Barnes & Noble bookstore at The Grove on June 7, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Beck Starr/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 07: Attorneys Lisa Bloom (L) and Gloria Allred attend a signing for Bloom's book 'Think' at Barnes & Noble at The Grove on June 7, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 03: Gloria Allred and daughter Lisa Bloom arrive at the Academy Of Magical Arts, Inc. Centennial Celebration on November 3, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Heather Holt/Getty Images)
AUGUST 4: (L-R) Sarah Bloom, Lisa Bloom and Gloria Allred attend BOTTLE SHOCK premiere arrivals at Cinema 2 NYC on August 4, 2008. (Photo by CHANCE YEH /Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JULY 3: Attorney Gloria Allred and daughter, television anchor Lisa Bloom during a portrait session for attorney Gloria Allred and daughter television anchor Lisa Bloom on July 3, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for GA)
LOS ANGELES - JULY 3: Attorney Gloria Allred and daughter, television anchor Lisa Bloom during a portrait session for attorney Gloria Allred and daughter television anchor Lisa Bloom on July 3, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for GA)
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Allred said she could not account or speak for her daughter’s actions, but warned that she would not be afraid to face her in court, representing Weinstein’s accusers.

“While I would not represent Mr. Weinstein, I would consider representing anyone who accused Mr. Weinstein of sexual harassment, even if it meant that my daughter was the opposing counsel,” said Allred.

Seeking to get ahead of the headlines, Bloom issued her own statement on Thursday defending her work for Weinstein, saying that he was trying to change his ways.

“As a women’s rights advocate, I have been blunt with Harvey and he has listened to me,” she said. “I have told him that times have changed, it is 2017, and he needs to evolve to a higher standard. I have found Harvey to be refreshingly candid and receptive to my message. He has acknowledged mistakes he has made.”

Bloom is know to have a working relationship with Weinstein. In April, she revealed that he and Jay-Z would be producing her book “Suspicion Nation” as a miniseries.

Weinstein’s producing credits go back to 1981, when he served as a producer on “The Burning.” Since then, he has executive produced films like “Pulp Fiction,” “Jane Eyre,” “Good Will Hunting,” “She’s All That,” “Scream,” “Chicago,” “Gangs of New York,” “Kill Bill,” “The Aviator,” “Sin City,” “Django Unchained,” “The Butler,” “Carol,” “Southpaw” and “Lion.”

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TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 09: Film Producer Harvey Weinstein attends Alfonso Gomez-Rejon's 'The Current War' TIFF Premiere Party Hosted by Cactus Club Cafe And Johnnie Walker Black Label at First Canadian Place on September 9, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by GP Images/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 07: Film producer Harvey Weinstein attends the premiere of 'House of Z' hosted by Brooks Brothers with The Cinema Society at Crosby Street Hotel on September 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 2: (L-R) Elizabeth Olsen, Harvey Weinstein and Georgina Chapman attend The Weinstein Company with FIJI, Grey Goose, Lexus and NetJets host the after party for 'Wind River' at The Skylark on August 2, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Bruinooge/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 25: Harvey Weinstein (L) and Georgina Chapman attend the amfAR Gala Cannes 2017 at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 25, 2017 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Dave Benett/amfAR2017/Dave Benett/WireImage for amfAR )
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 25: Harvey Weinstein speaks on stage during the amfAR Gala Cannes 2017 at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 25, 2017 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 11: Co-creator, Executive Producer & Actor Aziz Ansari, film producer Harvey Weinstein and VP of Original Series for Netflix Cindy Holland attend the Netflix Master Of None S2, Premiere NY Screening 2017 on May 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Netflix)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 09: Film producer Harvey Weinstein poses with writer Plum Sykes during her book launch celebration for 'Party Girls Die In Pearls' at Brooks Brothers on May 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 4: Harvey Weinstein speaks at International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children 2017 Gala for Child Protection at Gotham Hall on May 4, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Owen Hoffmann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - APRIL 30: (Exclusive Coverage) Harvey Weinstein attends 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge celebrates 25th Anniversary of 'Reservoir Dogs' with private party for Harvey Weinstein and Quentin Tarantino at 1 Hotel on April 30, 2017 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for 1 Hotel)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: Film Producer Harvey Weinstein attends 'Reservoir Dogs' 25th Anniversary Screening during 2017 Tribeca Film Festival at The Beacon Theatre on April 28, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19: Harvey Weinstein attends the 2017 National Geographic FURTHER FRONT at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall on April 19, 2017 in New York City (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 13: (L-R) Harvey Weinstein, Don Lemon, and Dan Abrams attend The Hollywood Reporter 35 Most Powerful People In Media 2017 at The Pool on April 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for The Hollywood Reporter)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 25: Harvey Weinstein and Blake Lively attend 2017 Time 100 Gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for TIME)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 04: Harvey Weinstein is seen on April 4, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 08: Harvey Weinstein, and Jay Z speak onstage during TIME AND PUNISHMENT: A Town Hall Discussion with JAY Z and Harvey Weinstein on Spike TV at MTV Studios on March 8, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Spike)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Producer Harvey Weinstein (L) and designer Georgina Chapman arrive at the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 25: (L-R) Actor Dev Patel, producer Harvey Weinstein and actress Priyanka Bose attend The Weinstein Company's Pre-Oscar Dinner in partnership with Bvlgari and Grey Goose at Montage Beverly Hills on February 25, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Filmmaker Sam Taylor-Johnson (L) and Producer Harvey Weinstein attend a dinner to celebrate The GCC and The Journey To Sustainable Luxury on February 24, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/ Getty Images for Eco-Age)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Mandy Moore, Harvey Weinstein and Anna Wintour attend the Marchesa Fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Skylight Clarkson Sq on February 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gonzalo Marroquin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12: Kat Florence (L) and Harvey Weinstein attend as The Weinstein Company, Entertainment Film Distributors and STUDIOCANAL celebrate the 2017 BAFTA after party in partnership with Ben Sherman, Kat Florence, and Grey Goose at Rosewood London on February 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 09: Harvey Weinstein attends the Power of Film and Moving Images symposium at The Royal Institution on February 9, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
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He is currently serving as producer on “The Current War,” which is viewed as a solid awards contender. In 1999, he won a Best Picture Oscar for “Shakespeare in Love” and was nominated for an Oscar in 2003 for “Gangs of New York.”

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