Attorney Lisa Bloom Offered Women Millions to Accuse Trump of Abuse During Election –Disputed!
Summary of eRumor:
Attorney Lisa Bloom offered millions of dollars for women to accuse Donald Trump of sexual abuse during the 2016 election.
Claims that attorney Lisa Bloom paid Donald Trump accusers to come forward during the 2016 presidential election are based on a report that appeared in The Hill on December 15, 2017.
Controversy unfolded when The Hill reported that Lisa Bloom, whose law firm represented two women who went public with charges against Donald Trump, talked to donors about arranging payments to the women:
California lawyer Lisa Bloom’s efforts included offering to sell alleged victims’ stories to TV outlets in return for a commission for herself, arranging a donor to pay off one Trump accuser’s mortgage and attempting to secure a six-figure payment for another woman who ultimately declined to come forward after being offered as much as $750,000, the clients told The Hill.
Lisa Bloom represented two women who came forward with sexual assault accusations against Donald Trump. Two additional women represented by Bloom’s law firm decided not to go public with their accusations.
For her part, Bloom argues that she engaged in discussions with donors to help ensure the security of the accusers if they chose to come forward — not to entice them to come forward. Those discussions began, Bloom said, after one woman backed out of a Nov. 3 press conference after receiving death threats:
“At that point, several donors came forward with offers of financial help to ensure the safety of the women who would come forward. I was happy to relay those offers of funds for relocation to a safer community and round the clock security.”
One of the women changed her mind about going public a number of times. And the woman eventually “increased her request for financial compensation to $2 million.” That request was a “non-starter” Bloom said:
She asked to be compensated, citing concerns for her safety and security and over time, increased her request for financial compensation to $2 million, which we told her was a non-starter. We did relay her security concerns to donors, but none were willing to offer more than a number in the low six figures, which they felt was more appropriate to address her security and relocation expenses.”
Through it all, Lisa Bloom said her firm never engaged in discussions with Hillary Clinton or members of her staff, or Clinton’s leading political action committee.
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