A Hillary Clinton backer reportedly paid half a million dollars to pay a lawyer representing women accusing then-presidential candidate Donald Trump of sexual misconduct.
Susie Tompkins Buell, a long-time Clinton donor, paid celebrity lawyer Lisa Bloom $500,000 to fund security, relocation and possibly a ‘safe house,’ for women who might ‘find the courage to speak out’ against Trump, the New York Times reported.
Clinton operative David Brock also gave $200,000, through his nonprofit group, to Bloom.
The lawyer insists they never spoke to Clinton or her campaign about the effort or donations.
She said that she only ever agreed to represent clients who she had checked out the claims of.
Bloom, the daughter of famous attorney Gloria Allred – who has represented multiple women in sexual misconduct cases – also refuted any suggestions the cash she’d received was used to bribe or persuade women to come forward – insisting the funds were for their security.