Just when you think Harvey Weinstein can’t get any more disgusting, he goes and hires fellow horrible human being, high-priced attorney Blair Berk. Berk also defended Mel Gibson during his 2006 DUI/antisemitic rant fiasco and Cee Lo Green when he was accused of giving a woman ecstasy and assaulting her, so you know she’s classy AF. But it seems she definitely has a preference for defending rapists and sexual abusers, because former NFL player Darren Sharper is also a former client of hers.
Sharper is a five-time Pro Bowler and a Super Bowl winner with the New Orleans Saints, who also played for the Packers and Vikings. After retiring in 2011, he worked as an NFL network analyst before being arrested in 2014. He’s currently serving an eighteen-year sentence for drugging, assaulting, and raping as many as sixteen women in four states.
As a woman, I just have to say, there is a special place in hell for women who defend men who rape and assault women. You can be a lawyer without destroying your soul; my own mother is a lawyer who uses her mind and power to help people who actually deserve it. In this country, we all have the right to a fair trial, but that doesn’t mean you have to be the person defending all these reprehensible people. I’d understand it if you’d defended one of them, but multiple disgusting men? Blair Berk, enjoy your one-way ticket to Satan’s fiery pits. I’m sure your clients will be there to keep you company.