By Eric Rose
Los Angeles, CA,– Guess co-founder Paul Marciano has filed a lawsuit against attorney Lisa Bloom and her law firm, The Bloom Firm, for Extortion. The Complaint details Bloom’s long-running practice of tortious, deceptive and otherwise improper conduct.
The filing alleges that Bloom threatened a lawsuit against Paul Marciano which contained knowingly and blatantly false allegations in bad faith for the improper purpose to extort money. In fact, the Complaint alleges that Bloom never had any intention – or authority – to actually file the lawsuit threatened.
The Complaint meticulously details a series of brazen actions orchestrated by Bloom to concoct allegations and extort money from Paul Marciano, including attempts to conceal the shakedown scheme. The plot ultimately unraveled when a whistleblower former client of Bloom revealed that she had specifically disavowed a claim of rape that Bloom had asserted against Marciano and told Bloom to remove that allegation from a draft lawsuit Bloom used to threaten Mr. Marciano. The Complaint further alleges that Bloom never removed it.
The former Bloom client revealed in a sworn declaration that the Bloom firm continually manipulated, harassed and bullied her into trying to make her say what the Bloom firm wanted her to say to sensationalize a threatened lawsuit. These tactics by the Bloom firm included inventing allegations of rape and false imprisonment
This lawsuit, alleging one count of Civil Extortion, will seek to both remedy the damage done to Mr. Marciano and expose the Bloom business practice of extorting money under the threat of damaging his public reputation. To read the complaint, click here. The Los Angeles Superior Court case number is 22STCV14474.