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Lisa Bloom reveals she was sexually assaulted as a teenager

‘It’s enabled me to understand my clients’: Jeffrey Epstein victim attorney Lisa Bloom reveals she was sexually assaulted as a teenager

  • The lawyer for two victims of Jeffrey Epstein said she too was sexually assaulted
  • Her attack when she was aged 18 left her feeling ‘suicidal’ she said in a interview 
  • ‘I blamed myself – I thought it was my fault, I had no idea who to talk to,’ she said
  • Bloom, 57, who is the daughter of fellow high-profile attorney Gloria Allread, said she eventually saw a therapist and refused to let the sexual assault define her life

Lisa Bloom, the attorney representing victims of Jeffrey Epstein, has revealed her ‘compassion and understanding’ for her clients because she herself suffered sexual abuse. 

The civil rights lawyer, who has risen to prominence during the #MeToo era, said her experience as an 18-year-old left her feeling suicidal but she refused to let it define her.

‘I blamed myself. I thought it was my fault. I had no idea who to talk to, or what to say,’ Bloom, 57, told the Observer, of London. 

 

Civil rights lawyer Lisa Bloom who has risen to prominence during the #MeToo era, said her experience as an 18-year-old left her feeling suicidal but she refused to let it define her

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Bloom, who is the daughter of fellow high-profile attorney Gloria Allread, revealed that she eventually saw a therapist and said speaking to someone about the abuse was ‘liberating’

Bloom, who is the daughter of fellow high-profile attorney Gloria Allread, revealed that she eventually saw a therapist and said speaking to someone about the abuse was ‘liberating’.

‘I think my experience as an abuse survivor has enabled me to have a lot of compassion and understanding for my clients,’ she said. ‘I know everything they’re going through because I’ve been through it myself,’ she added.

‘I understand the shame and fear but I also understand how empowering and liberating it is to tell your story. I tell my clients: this happened to you, but it does not define you.’ 

Shortly after the the news broke that Epstein had killed himself, Bloom, who is representing two of his victims, tweeted that the accusers would have preferred his justice came in the form of a guilty conviction.

‘Predator Jeffrey Epstein killed himself,’ Bloom posted on Twitter. ‘On behalf of the victims I represent, we would have preferred he lived to face justice.’

However, Bloom said that her clients can still find a way to justice.

Shortly after the the news broke that Epstein had killed himself, Bloom, who is representing two of his victims, tweeted that the accusers would have preferred his justice came in the form of a guilty conviction

Shortly after the the news broke that Epstein had killed himself, Bloom, who is representing two of his victims, tweeted that the accusers would have preferred his justice came in the form of a guilty conviction

‘Our civil cases can still proceed against his estate,’ she continued. ‘Victims deserve to be made whole for the lifelong damage he caused. We’re just getting started.’

In a TV interview, she added that Epstein’s estate should freeze his assets ‘so his victims can get full and fair compensation for the lifelong injuries he’s caused them’.

‘I am calling today for the administrators of Jeffrey Epstein’s estate to freeze all his assets and hold them for his victims who are filing civil cases,’ Bloom added in a tweet. 

‘Their lives have been shattered by his sexual assaults, their careers derailed. They deserve full and fair compensation NOW.’

effrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell attend de Grisogono Sponsors in 2005

effrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell attend de Grisogono Sponsors in 2005

Bloom opined on the micro-blogging website that Epstein taking his own life is a sign of guilt.

‘Jeffrey Epstein’s jail suicide means one thing and one thing only: consciousness of guilt,’ she posted. ‘He was charged with only two counts. 

‘But he knew. He knew he was guilty, and all his money would not prevent the inevitable conviction. He knew justice was coming and he could not face it.’

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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