âYou have a commercial relationship with TWC via a TV deal so how can you possibly provide impartial advice to Harvey or address this group with any credibility?â Mr. Maerov asked in the email.
In a separate email, Mr. Maerov, who declined to comment on Saturday, said that âpublishing pictures of victims in friendly poses with Harvey will backfire as it suggests they are exculpatory or negate any harm done to them through alleged actions.â
Bob Weinstein wrote Ms. Bloom a disapproving email on Friday morning, shortly before she appeared on âGood Morning America.â He pointed out that Democratic politicians were giving away money that Mr. Weinstein had donated to them, womenâs rights organizations were calling for him to be fired and actors and actresses were openly stating how appalled they were. âIt is my opinion, that u are giving your client poor counsel,â he wrote. âPerhaps, Harvey as he stated in the NY Times, to the world, should get professional help for a problem that really exists.â
Bob Weinstein declined to comment on Saturday.
The details about the emails came to light one day after a third of the all-male board of the Weinstein Company resigned. The remaining board members announced on Friday that they had hired an outside law firm to investigate the allegations and that Mr. Weinstein would take an indefinite leave of absence.
âI have resigned as an advisor to Harvey Weinstein,â Ms. Bloom said on Twitter on Saturday morning. âMy understanding is that Mr. Weinstein and his board are moving toward an agreement.â
Ms. Bloom said on Saturday that there was a large team handling Mr. Weinsteinâs defense and that she personally âdid not release photos of accusersâ to the press. She also denied that her work with Mr. Weinstein created a conflict of interest.
âA conflict is representing two different sides in the same case,â she said. âThis is a difficult time for all involved and I wish everyone the best.â
Lanny Davis, another adviser to Mr. Weinstein, is also no longer representing him, according to a person familiar with the matter. Mr. Davis, a lawyer and crisis counselor who served as special counsel to President Bill Clinton, declined on Saturday to discuss his departure. But he and Mr. Weinstein had disagreed over how to handle the sexual harassment allegations, with Mr. Davis advising a more conciliatory tone and approach than Mr. Weinstein seemed willing to adopt.
The allegations of harassment against Mr. Weinstein reach back decades. Women accused him of requesting massages, appearing naked in front of them and asking if they wanted to watch him shower, among other behaviors. The Times investigation found that Mr. Weinstein had settled with at least eight women over the years.
Mr. Weinstein apologized for his behavior and acknowledged that it had âcaused a lot of pain.â But he denied many of the allegations and said he intended to sue The Times for failing to give him enough time to respond to them.
Danielle Rhoades Ha, a Times spokeswoman, said that Mr. Weinstein had had two days to respond before the article was published, and that his full statement had been included. âMr. Weinstein and his lawyer have confirmed the essential points of the story,â she said. âThey have not pointed to any errors or challenged any facts in our story.â
In a statement on Friday, four of the Weinstein Companyâs remaining board members said that Mr. Weinsteinâs leave of absence would begin immediately. The company will be led in his absence by Bob Weinstein, its co-chairman, and David Glasser, its president and chief operating officer.
âAs Harvey has said, it is important for him to get professional help for the problems he has acknowledged,â the statement said. âNext steps will depend on Harveyâs therapeutic progress, the outcome of the Boardâs independent investigation, and Harveyâs own personal decisions.â
Ms. Bloom, who had been advising Mr. Weinstein over the past year on gender and power dynamics, said on âGood Morning Americaâ that his behavior had been inappropriate. She agreed with an interviewer who characterized his reported actions as illegal.
âItâs gross, yeah,â Ms. Bloom said. âIâm working with a guy who has behaved badly over the years, who is genuinely remorseful, who says, you know, âI have caused a lot of pain.ââ
She had previously described Mr. Weinstein as âan old dinosaur learning new ways.â
Ms. Bloom has in the past represented women who brought sexual harassment claims against the actor Bill Cosby and the former Fox News host Bill OâReilly. Her work for Mr. Weinstein drew criticism, including from her mother, Gloria Allred, the famed womenâs rights lawyer.
âHad I been asked by Mr. Weinstein to represent him, I would have declined, because I do not represent individuals accused of sex harassment,â Ms. Allred said. âWhile I would not represent Mr. Weinstein, I would consider representing anyone who accused Mr. Weinstein of sexual harassment, even if it meant that my daughter was the opposing counsel.â
This year, the Weinstein Company said that it planned to work on a series of television and film projects about the life of Trayvon Martin, based on a pair of books about the teenager. One of the books, âSuspicion Nation,â was written by Ms. Bloom, who announced in April that it would be turned into a mini-series.
After the allegations against Mr. Weinstein were revealed, actresses and others in Hollywood spoke out against him and expressed support for his accusers. They were joined Saturday morning by the MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski, who said on Twitter that she was considering walking away from a three-book deal with Weinstein Books.
âI canât go forward with those books unless Harvey resigns,â she said, adding, âAuthors, actors, and moviemakers should not work for any Weinstein company until he resigns. Not a close call.â
President Trump, who himself has been accused of making unwelcome advances toward women, also commented on the matter. Asked about the allegations on Saturday evening, Mr. Trump told reporters that he had known Mr. Weinstein âfor a long time,â adding, âIâm not at all surprised to see it.â