A federal judge has denied attorney Lisa Bloom’s motion to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed against her by casino mogul Steve Wynn.
Wynn brought the lawsuit against Bloom and her firm in Nevada last year, claiming she lied when she alleged that he sexually harassed one of her clients.
But Bloom — daughter of Gloria Allred — told us of the case going ahead: “I can’t wait to win my Steve Wynn case, which I will do, after I tell my compelling, fact-based, corroborated story at the deposition.”
Insiders have said that Bloom’s been on a legal losing streak since her ill-fated, short-lived defense of Harvey Weinstein — which she admitted was a “colossal mistake.”
The legal eagle is due to give her deposition in the Wynn case Jan. 28.
An unnamed dancer who worked for the show “ShowStoppers” at the Wynn Las Vegas from 2014 to 2016 said female dancers were told to strip to their underwear and put on heels and makeup when Wynn stopped by. The casino tycoon’s defense was that he is legally blind and could never have leered at the dancers.
According to court papers, “When he was in his 20s, Mr. Wynn was diagnosed with a rare and degenerative eye disease, and he has been legally blind for almost two decades.”
A court order released this month in the case said: “Plaintiff’s cause of action for defamation is based upon defendants published statements. These statements relate directly to a significant issue of public interest, namely a pattern of sexual harassment against a public figure—and in the context of of heavy media attention upon those allegations in the midst of the worldwide #MeToo movement.”
The famed attorney was also recently drawn into a contentious battle with 50 Cent when she repped “Love & Hip Hop” personality Teairra Marí, who sued the rapper for revenge porn. Fiddy posted a pic of himself holding hands with Bloom’s famous mom, captioned, “Oh Lisa stop, don’t make me tell your mom. LOL.” Then on Jan. 11, an LA judge dismissed Marí’s claims.
But Bloom told us: “We withdrew from the 50 Cent case July 18… six months ago.”
Bloom was also last week thrown off a wrongful termination case against Crown Media, parent of the Hallmark Channel, brought by former “Home and Family” host Mark Steines, who claims he was fired after blowing the whistle on harassment on the show.
The judge ruled she was conflicted as the Bloom Firm entered into a consulting agreement with an executive producer and production company associated with “Home & Family” before taking on Steines. Bloom insisted: “It’s not over with Hallmark.”
She said she is having a “great month” after winning a very significant ruling last week, saying: “We won a ruling granting us the maximum, a five-year order against a Los Angeles police officer in our LAPD revenge porn case.” And, “When you run one of the nation’s largest civil rights law firms, as I do, with over a hundred cases, you aren’t going to win every ruling. But we are scoring big victories constantly and have legions of happy clients.”
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