Celebrity attorney Lisa Bloom said she regrets her decision to represent movie mogul Harvey Weinstein as accusations of rampant sexual assault and rape mount against him.
The initial New York Times report about Weinstein reaching settlements with several women accusing him of sexual harassment cited Bloom as Weinstein's attorney and she denied the accusations at "patently false." However, Bloom resigned after accusations of assault and rape blew the controversy wide open.
She admited to BuzzFeed News in an interview that representing him was a "colossal mistake."
"I can see that my just being associated with him was a mistake," Bloom said. "All I can say is, from my perspective, I thought, ‘Here is my chance to get to the root of the problem from the inside. I am usually on the outside throwing stones. Here is my chance to be in the inside and to get a guy to handle this thing in a different way.'"
She added that she thought her representation would be a positive thing, "but clearly it did not go over at all."
On Oct. 10, the New York Times made an initial report with more sexual assault allegations that included rape.
The Weinstein Company fired Harvey Weinstein earlier this month.