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In Part 1 of this series, our colleagues Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey reported on Lisa Bloom, a victims’ rights attorney who used her experience representing women to defend Harvey Weinstein. In Part 2, we look at the role of Ms. Bloom’s mother, the women’s rights lawyer Gloria Allred. 

Guests: Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, investigative reporters for The New York Times and the authors of “She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement.” For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily

Background reading: 

  • “She Said” reveals new information about the labyrinth of secret settlements and nondisclosure agreements that allowed Mr. Weinstein and other powerful men to conceal their behavior.
  • Ms. Allred’s law firm helped negotiate a confidential settlement in 2004 between Mr. Weinstein and Ashley Matthau, a dancer who accused him of sexual assault.
  • Ms. Allred represents two women who are expected to testify against Mr. Weinstein at his trial, scheduled to begin in January.
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