Harvey Weinstein's star lawyer Lisa Bloom is resigning as sexual assault allegations mount

Attorney Lisa Bloom announced on Twitter on Saturday that she is resigning from her role as adviser to Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual harrassment by multiple women.

"I have resigned as an advisor to Harvey Weinstein," she tweeted.

"My understanding is that Mr. Weinstein and his board are moving toward an agreement."

Her announcement comes sexual harassment accusations against Weinstein continue to mount.

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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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Earlier this week, a bombshell New York Times report exposed decades of sexual harassment and abuse allegations against Weinstein, including from actress Ashley Judd. The Times reports Weinstein made legal settlements with at least eight women.

Since then, others have come forward. 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.

Bloom, who built her reputation on representing women in high-profile sexual harassment cases against powerful men, including Bill O'Reilly, Bill Cosby, and Donald Trump, surprised many when she said she was joining Weinstein's legal team. 

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WOODLAND HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Lisa Bloom (L), lawyer for Montia Sabbag, speaks regarding the alleged attack on her client's character after accusations that Sabbag attempted to extort comedian Kevin Hart during a press conference held at The Bloom Firm September 20, 2017 in Woodland Hills, California. The scandal stems from a provocative video taken in Las Vegas last month where both Hart and Sabbag are seen. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 10: Lisa Bloom (L) and Blac Chyna attend a pre-court hearing press conference at Los Angeles Superior Court on July 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 10: Lisa Bloom speaks during a pre-court hearing press conference at Los Angeles Superior Court on July 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 10: Lisa Bloom (L) and Blac Chyna speak during a pre-court hearing press conference at Los Angeles Superior Court on July 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
WOODLAND HILLS, CA - JUNE 02: Kathy Griffin (R) and her attorney Lisa Bloom speak during a press conference at The Bloom Firm on June 2, 2017 in Woodland Hills, California. Griffin is holding the press conference after a controversial photoshoot where she was holding a bloodied mask depicting President Donald Trump and to address alleged bullying by the Trump family. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
WOODLAND HILLS, CA - JUNE 02: (L-R) Attorney Dmitry Gorin, Kathy Griffin and attorney Lisa Bloom speak during a press conference at The Bloom Firm on June 2, 2017 in Woodland Hills, California. Griffin is holding the press conference after a controversial photoshoot where she was holding a bloodied mask depicting President Donald Trump and to address alleged bullying by the Trump family. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
WOODLAND HILLS, CA - JUNE 02: Kathy Griffin and her attorney Lisa Bloom speak during a press conference at The Bloom Firm on June 2, 2017 in Woodland Hills, California. Griffin is holding the press conference after a controversial photoshoot where she was holding a bloodied mask depicting President Donald Trump and to address alleged bullying by the Trump family. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Lisa Bloom speaks to the media outside Ofcom in London, after issuing a warning over Rupert Murdoch's bid for Sky. (Photo by David Mirzoeff/PA Images via Getty Images)
Lisa Bloom (left) arriving at Ofcom in London, to issue a warning over Rupert Murdoch's bid for Sky. (Photo by David Mirzoeff/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 08: Lisa Bloom (L), the US lawyer representing victims of sexual harassment at Fox News and Doctor Wendy Walsh, whose complaint of sexual harassment prompted the ouster of Fox News star Bill O'Reilly, arrive to present a verbal submission to Ofcom, claiming that the Murdochs are still hacking and harassing, and should not be allowed to succeed in their 11.7bn GBP takeover of Sky, on May 8, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
Attorney Lisa Bloom speaks at presser in Woodland Hills, California on November 2,2016. / AFP / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
WOODLAND HILLS, CA - MARCH 15: Actress Mischa Barton (R) and her Attorney Lisa Bloom (L) hold news conference on March 15, 2017 in Woodland Hills, California. Barton and her attorney held the conference to address the legal action they are taking against a former boyfriend and a sex tape that allegedly features the actress. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 09: Lisa Bloom (L) and Braden Pollock attend Women Abuv Ground's CannaCool Lounge at Casa Vertigo on February 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 29: Janice Dickinson (L) and her attorney Lisa Bloom speak during a press conference at a motions hearing in her lawsuit against comedian Bill Cosby at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse March 29, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Dickinson is alleging Cosby defamed her by telling the media she made up a story that he drugged and raped her in 1982 while in the Lake Tahoe area. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 24: Legal analyst for NBC News Lisa Bloom attends the world premiere screening of documentary 'Unity' held at the DGA Theater on June 24, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 13: Lisa Bloom attends the LadyLike Foundation 7th Annual Women Of Excellence Scholarship Luncheon at Luxe Hotel on June 13, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images)
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)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 10: Media personality and civil rights attorney Lisa Bloom speaks during the Black Male Panal during the second day of the 2014 National Action Network Convention at the Sheraton New York on April 10, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by J. Countess/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 19: Attorney Gloria Allred (L) presents her daughter TV personality/author Lisa Bloom with a Deborah Award at the Anti-Defamation League 20th Annual Deborah Awards at SLS Hotel on March 19, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/WireImage)
TODAY -- Pictured: Lisa Bloom appears on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
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She came under fire from critics, who pointed to Weinstein's recent purchase of the movie rights to a book Bloom published. Some suggested Bloom seems to have a blind spot for Hollywood executives.

Some of her former clients, including former Fox News contributor Wendy Walsh, however, told Business Insider's Max Tani that they defended her decision to join Weinstein's team.

Bloom appeared on "Good Morning America" on Friday, during which she said that Weinstein "behaved badly" towards women over the years and is "genuinely remorseful."

She admitted that some of Weinstein's behavior was "gross," but argued that "his biggest problem is anger," which she says he's been in therapy for for a decade. She added that she was happy women have come forward with their allegations.

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