Lanny Davis Steps Down as Harvey Weinstein’s Legal Adviser

Davis joins Lisa Bloom as the second Weinstein adviser to resign this weekend

Washington D.C. attorney Lanny Davis is stepping down as legal adviser to Harvey Weinstein, a source close to Davis confirmed to TheWrap on Saturday.

Davis, an expert in crisis management who served as special counsel to Bill Clinton during the Monica Lewinsky scandal, is the second Weinstein adviser to resign on Saturday after Lisa Bloom announced on Twitter earlier this morning that she was also stepping down.

Bloom also hinted that Weinstein was “moving toward an agreement” with the board of directors at The Weinstein Company, from which the disgraced producer was taking a leave of absence after The New York Times released an expose on Weinstein’s history of sexual harassment. Three members of the board have already resigned: Avenue Capital Group CEO Marc Lasry, Technicolor Deputy CEO Tim Sarnoff, and billionaire investor Dirk Ziff. The remaining members of the board are conducting an independent investigation.

Davis has not elaborated on his reasons for resigning, and his office has declined TheWrap’s requests for comment.

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