Friday, December 15, 2017

The Best Accusers Money Can Buy

Lisa Bloom                   Kathy Griffin
Attorney Lisa Bloom Arranged Payments From Donors For Some Of Trump’s Accusers
The Hill has a story today detailing some behind-the-scenes negotiations between a would-be Trump accuser and attorney Lisa Bloom. The story is based on documents, including texts, gathered by one woman who considered coming forward prior to the election to accuse Trump of making some kind of pass toward her. In exchange, she wanted money to relocate and to send her daughter to college. Over a series of weeks, the amount of money discussed climbed from $10,000 to $750,000. The money being offered came from unidentified donors.
The woman told The Hill in an interview that Bloom initially approached her in early October through [Trump accuser Jill] Harth. She said she considered coming forward with her account of an unsolicited advance by Trump solely to support her friend Harth, and not because she had any consternation with Trump, who ended the advance when she asked him to stop, she said.
The woman said Bloom initially offered a $10,000 donation to the woman’s favorite church, an account backed up by text messages the two exchanged…
By early November, the woman said, Bloom’s offers of money from donors had grown to $50,000 to be paid personally to her, and then even higher.
“Another donor has reached out to me offering relocation/security for any woman coming forward. I’m trying to reach him,” Bloom texted the woman on Nov. 3, 2016. Later she added, “Call me I have good news.”…
The figured jumped to $200,000 in a series of phone calls with Bloom that week, according to the woman. The support was promised to be tax-free and also included changing her identity and relocating, according to documents and interviews.
Lisa Bloom confirmed to the hill that the unnamed accuser eventually asked for $2 million dollars to come forward prior to the election, an amount Bloom described as a “non-starter.” Bloom told the Hill, “We did relay her security concerns to donors, but none were willing to offer more than a number in the low six figures.”
I guess we're no longer arguing about what they are, but instead, how much they cost.

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