2012 Videos and Statements

12.24.12 - Justin Timberlake and the Homeless

12.24.12 - Homeless man who was mocked in a video made to be used and exhibited privately at Justin Timberlake's wedding as a private joke held a Christmas Eve news conference with his attorney Gloria Allred on "Skid Row" in Los Angeles.

12.10.12 - Appearance on KTTV regarding the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to accept the Prop. 8 and DOMA marriage equality cases

12.10.12 - Gloria appeared on KTTV regarding the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to accept the Prop. 8 and DOMA marriage equality cases.

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12.07.12 - U.S. Supreme Court Decides To Hear Same Sex Marriage Cases Including Prop 8 Challenge

12.07.12 - Attorney Gloria Allred and her client, Robin Tyler who litigated the Marriage Equality cases twice to the California Supreme Court and who challenged Prop 8 in California, held a press conference in Los Angeles, CA to react to the U.S. Supreme Courts decision to accept federal cases challenging Prop 8 and DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act). Ms. Allred and Ms. Tyler were the first in California to announce that they would attempt to overturn the ban on same sex marriage in California. In their first case, the California Supreme Court did strike down the ban on same sex marriage. As a result, Ms. Tyler and 14,000 other couples were permitted to marry. However, after that Prop 8 was passed and in the second California Supreme Court case the marriages that had taken place were upheld, but the court upheld Prop 8 and banned future same sex marriages in California.

11.20.12 - Gloria Allred and Natalie Khawam regarding General Petraeus and his wife Holly

11.20.12 - Attorney Gloria Allred holds a news conference in Washington, D.C. with her client, Natalie Khawam (Jill Kelley's Twin Sister), to explain the truth about who Natalie Khawam really is, correct misconceptions about her, explain her course of action and comment on Natalie's relationship with General Petraeus and his wife Holly.

10.18.12 - Gloria Allred: Stopping transsexualism from being described as a mental disorder

10.18.12 - Attorney Gloria Allred joins the campaign and urges World Health Organization to stop describing transsexualism as a mental disorder.

10.08.12 - Gloria Allred on TMZ.com

10.08.12 - TMZ: Gloria Allred -- Barack Obama Says I'm One of the BEST Lawyers in America

09.27.12 - Gloria Allred and Darlene Luna, the victim and former girlfriend of Laker's Jordan Hill

09.27.12 - Gloria Allred appeared in court in Houston, TX with her client Darlene Luna, the victim and former girlfriend of Laker's Jordan Hill. Mr. Hill entered a plea to a charge of assault on a family member. Gloria Allred held a news conference and delivered a statement.

09.24.12 - Attorney Allred delivers keynote speech at California Women's Convention 2012

09.24.12 - CALIFORNIA WOMEN'S CONVENTION 2012 - Gloria Allred as the Keynote Speaker at the California Women's Convention 2012 in Long Beach, CA.

09.14.12 - Gloria Allred and client Kelli Trent, girlfriend of brother of Yahoo CEO, gives impact statement in court.

09.14.12 - Mason Mayer, brother of Yahoo CEO, appeared in court today on 3 felony charges which accused him of domestic violence, assault and false imprisonment of his girlfriend. Attorney Gloria Allred and her client Kelli Trent, the former girlfriend, appeared in court today in San Francisco, CA. Kelli gave her emotional victim impact statement and Gloria made a statement as well.

09.06.12 - Gloria Allred at Democratic National Convention 2012

09.06.12 - Gloria Allred with other Barack Obama delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC on Thursday, September 6, 2012.

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08.31.12 - Regarding New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver

08.23.12 - Open letter to Representative Todd Akin

08.23.12 - Attorney Gloria Allred writes an open letter to Representative Todd Akin urging him to stay in the Missouri Senate race.

08.20.12 - Response to Representative Todd Akin's Statement

08.20.12 - Attorney Gloria Allred releases her statement in response to Representative Todd Akin's statement that pregnancy rarely results from a "legitimate rape":

"It seems to me, from what I understand from doctors, that's really rare," Mr. Akin said of pregnancies from rape. "If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. But let's assume that maybe that didn't work or something: I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be of the rapist, and not attacking the child."

08.20.12 - Long overdue admission of women to the Augusta National, private club

08.20.12 - Attorney Gloria Allred makes her statement regarding the long overdue admission of women to the Augusta National, private club.

07.20.12 - Letter to New York Attorney General for investigation into Syracuse University

07.20.12 - Letter to New York Attorney General asking for an investigation into Syracuse University and their alleged violations of the Clery Act.

07.09.12 - Criticisms of the Report of the Special Committee of the Board of Trustees of Syracuse University

07.09.12 - Criticisms of the Report of the Special Committee of the Board of Trustees of Syracuse University.

06.29.12 - Gloria Allred won a victory in court regarding Attorney Okorie Okorocha

06.29.12 - Gloria Allred won a victory in court June 29, 2012, on her motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed against her by attorney Okorie Okorocha. Mr. Okorocha had alleged that Ms. Allred had poached his client, John Doe #2 who had made allegations and filed a lawsuit against John Travolta.

The court granted our motion to summarily dismiss the legally and factually baseless lawsuit filed by Mr. Okorocha.

06.10.12 - Gloria Allred and client Jenna Talackova, who was disqualified from the Miss Universe Canada

06.10.12 - Jenna Talackova, who was disqualified from the Miss Universe Canada Pageant because of the Pageant's requirement that a competitor must be "a naturally born female," but who was then reinstated after she and her attorney, Gloria Allred, protested her elimination held a news conference on Sunday, June 10, 2012, at Ms. Allred's parade car in the Christopher Street West LGBT Pride Parade in West Hollywood, CA.

06.06.12 - Gloria Allred and client Yovonka Bryant, Girlfriend of Deceased Miami Cannibal, Speaks Out

06.06.12 - Girlfriend of Deceased Miami Cannibal Speaks Out

Yovonka Bryant held a news conference on June 6, 2012, in Miami, Florida, with Attorney Gloria Allred to discuss her relationship with Rudy Eugene who was killed as he was eating the face of a homeless man.

05.21.12 - Gloria Allred and client Lauren Odes alleges she was fired because she was "too hot"

05.21.12 - A woman who alleges that she was fired from her job after she was told that she should tape down her breasts because she was "too hot" for the office, that men who worked at the company might not be able to resist her and that it was, therefore, a "safety issue" for her to work there held a news conference with her attorney Gloria Allred on Monday, May 21, 2012 in New York City to announce the filing of a discrimination charge against her former employer.

05.10.12 - Gloria Allred and client Sarah Tressler, who was terminated after her employer, Houston Chronicle, found out she was a stripper

05.10.12 - Sarah Tressler, formerly a reporter for the Houston Chronicle held a news conference with her attorney Gloria Allred on Thursday, May 10, 2012 to announce her legal response to her termination as a reporter for the Houston Chronicle after her employer learned that Ms. Tressler had been a stripper.

Ms. Allred argued that such termination may constitute sex discrimination and a violation of Ms. Tressler's rights.

05.04.12 - U.S. Army Private, Daniel Brazelton sentenced today

05.04.12 - U.S. Army Private, Daniel Brazelton sentenced today and required to register for life as a sex offender.

The 16 year old victim of unlawful sexual intercourse by defendant Daniel Brazelton gave her victim impact statement today and held a news conference with her attorney, Gloria Allred, immediately after Brazelton's sentencing on May 4, 2012 in Lancaster, CA. Brazelton has pled guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor and dissuading a witness from reporting a crime. He will be required to register for life as a sex offender. The crimes occurred when the victim was 14 years old.

Brazelton was arrested on a charge of rape of a minor when he was an Army Private on active duty in the U.S. Army. He escaped from military custody triggering a nationwide manhunt in which the LA County Sheriff indicated he should be considered "armed and dangerous". Ms. Allred demanded an investigation into how this escape could have occurred. Brazelton was ultimately apprehended and an Army General apologized to the victim for Brazelton's escape from army custody.

04.03.12 - Gloria Allred vs. Donald Trump in Miss Universe Pageant Discrimination

04.03.12 - Attorney Gloria Allred vs. Donald Trump in Miss Universe Pageant Discrimination - Attorney Gloria Allred and her client, Jenna Talackova, who advanced to the finals in the Miss Canada competition, which is part of the Miss Universe Pageant, held a news conference today in Los Angeles, CA. Ms. Talackova was recently forced out of the competition when Pageant representatives alleged she was not "a naturally born female". At the news conference Ms. Talackova discusses her feelings about being suddenly excluded from the Pageant competition and Ms. Allred discusses why Jenna should be permitted to compete and what action she plans to take in the United States on behalf of Ms. Talackova if the Miss Universe Pageant refuses to change its discriminatory rule.

03.27.12 - Gloria Allred attends The White House Briefing on women's issues.

03.27.12 - Attorney Gloria Allred attends The White House Briefing on women's issues. The goals of this briefing forum are to:

  • "Provide women leaders from around the country with information on many of the policies and proposals that impact women;
  • Provide a forum for questions and answers; and to
  • Provide tools and structure to help leaders take this information back to their communities and networks, to further connect women to programs and policies that can impact their lives."

03.23.12 - Gloria Allred in an hour-long interview on Piers Morgan on CNN

03.23.12 - Attorney Gloria Allred is profiled in an hour-long interview with Piers Morgan on CNN. Her daughter Lisa Bloom also makes an appearance. Gloria and Piers discuss love, life, the law, politics and celebrities. Gloria Allred on Piers Morgan CNN 3/23/12:

03.15.12 - Gloria Allred and her client, Kyle Hunter, filed a lawsuit today

03.15.12 - Attorney Gloria Allred and her client, Kyle Hunter, filed a lawsuit today, which may be the first of its kind, against CBS affiliate stations KCAL and KCBS in Los Angeles alleging that Mr. Hunter was denied an employment opportunity to be a television weather broadcaster in prime time because of his gender and age.

03.08.12 - Gloria Allred calls on Florida prosecutor to consider prosecuting Rush Limbaugh

03.08.12 - Gloria Allred calls on Florida prosecutor to consider prosecuting Rush Limbaugh under Florida law, which makes it a crime to call a woman unchaste.

03.05.12 - Gloria Allreds Open Letter to Rush Limbaugh

03.05.12 - Open Letter to Rush Limbaugh -Attorney Gloria Allred has written an open letter to talk show host, Rush Limbaugh. He had called Sandra Fluke a "slut," and "prostitute" after she testified before Congress about birth control. On Saturday, he issued an "apology". Ms. Allred called Limbaugh's apology "meaningless," and a "non-apology".

02.28.12 - Gloria Allred and clients Bobby Davis and Mike Lang regarding Syracuse University and childhood sexual abuse

02.28.12 - Attorney Gloria Allred appeared with her clients Bobby Davis and Mike Lang for a press conference in Albany, NY regarding the recent scandals in amateur, scholastic and collegiate sports that have put a spotlight on childhood sexual abuse. Bobby Davis and Mike Lang are alleged victims of childhood sexual abuse at Syracuse University when they were ball boys for the Syracuse University men's basketball team. Attorney Allred and her clients joined Assemblywoman Margaret Markey to call for passage of Markey's bill Child Victims Act, which would open up a one year "window" to allow adult victims of child sexual abuse (who would otherwise be barred by statute of limitations) to be able to sue to obtain justice against the perpetrators who have abused them.

02.20.12 - Gloria Allred and clients Stacey Blitsch and Amanda Ryncarz

02.20.12 - Attorney Gloria Allred held a news conference with her two clients, Stacey Blitsch and Amanda Ryncarz on Monday, February 20, 2012 in Los Angeles. Ms. Blitsch and Ms. Ryncarz were recently sued in New York City by their ex-lover, Matthew Couloute, Jr. Mr. Couloute, Jr., an attorney in New York, alleged in his lawsuit that the women posted comments about him on the website, liarscheatersrus.com, which interfered with his prospective business relations (prospective clients). On Friday, February 17, 2012, a Federal Court ruled in favor of the women. At the news conference, the women discussed how they feel about the fact that they have just won their case. Ms. Allred commented on the legal victory and on whether or not women have a right to post on the internet that their ex-boyfriends are liars and cheaters if they have evidence to support that statement.

02.14.12 - Valentine's Day - Gloria Allred and Rev Troy Perry on full marriage equality

02.14.12 - Valentine's Day - Attorney Gloria Allred and her client Rev Troy Perry (who along with Ms. Allred's client, Robin Tyler, were the first to announce that they would challenge the California law banning same gender marriage and who filed a lawsuit in 2004 challenging that ban) spoke about gay and lesbian couples who are seeking the right to marry, but are still being denied that fundamental right of full marriage equality.

02.07.12 - Gloria Allred and client Robin Tyler on Prop 8 for marriage equality

02.07.12 - United States Court of Appeals rules that ban on same sex marriage is unconstitutional - Attorney Gloria Allred and her client Robin Tyler, who were the first in California to announce that they would challenge California's ban on same sex marriage and who litigated the case for six years (twice to the California Supreme Court) held a news conference today, February 7th, 2012. Ms. Tyler and Ms. Allred spoke about the decision made by the Court today, which decided that Prop. 8 is unconstitutional. Prop. 8 is the ban on same gender marriage in California. Ms. Tyler is a leading lesbian rights activist who became the first to marry in L.A. County because of the lawsuit filed on her behalf by Ms. Allred, which won her that right. At the news conference, Ms. Allred explained the legal significance of the Court's decision and what will happen next as a result of the decision that the Court made today.

01.09.12 - Gloria Allred and client Alison Fournier on lawsuit against Starwood Hotels

01.09.12 - Gloria Allred and her client Alison Fournier, successful female investment banker, held a news conference on Monday, January 9th, 2012 in New York City, to announce the filing of a lawsuit against Starwood Hotels & Resorts on behalf of Fournier, who was staying at one of their luxury hotel properties and was sexually assaulted there. Fournier explains how an intoxicated man was able to easily obtain a key to her room from the front desk without providing any identification, and then entered her room at night, and was able to get into bed with her to assault her while she was in bed asleep.