A Fearless Advocate for Justice and Equality
Gloria Allred is the most famous woman attorney practicing law in the nation today. She is a tireless and successful advocate for victims whose rights have been violated. Her high-profile legal battles have led to many landmark precedent-setting court decisions and hundreds of millions of dollars for her clients.
When a high-profile legal case hits the airwaves, we have become accustomed to seeing Gloria Allred in some key role as attorney or commentator. But this nationally recognized advocate has built her pioneering career on much more than O.J. Simpson and Amber Frey. As a tireless crusader against discrimination in all areas of our lives, Allred’s legal reach has been wide and long. For the past four decades, she has played an integral role in combating injustices and winning new rights, especially for women and minorities.
Fearless lawyer, feminist, activist, television and radio commentator, warrior, advocate, and winner
Fearless lawyer, feminist, activist, television and radio commentator, warrior, advocate, and winner – Gloria Allred is all of these things and more. Voted by her peers as one of the best lawyers in America and described by Time magazine as “one of the nation’s most effective advocates of family rights and feminist causes,” Allred has devoted her career to fighting for civil rights across boundaries of gender, race, age, sexual orientation, and social class.
In The Media
08.01.22 New York Times - Bill Cosby to Seek a New Trial in Judy Huth Sex Assault Case. Ms. Huth was awarded $500,000 in damages in June by a California civil court jury that heard her describe how Mr. Cosby had sexually assaulted her in 1975 when she was 16. Ms. Huth's lawyer, Gloria Allred, said in an email: "Bill Cosby filed a notice of intention to file a motion for a new trial. He fought our case with everything he had for seven and a half years, and he lost. We expect to be victorious in upholding the verdict against Mr. Cosby, which we fought hard for and won."
07.26.22 NBC News NY - Self-Described R. Kelly Manager Pleads Guilty to Stalking One of Singer's Victims. A self-described manager and adviser to R. Kelly, Donnell Russell, pleaded guilty Tuesday to an interstate stalking charge against a client of attorney Gloria Allred. U.S. Attorney Breon Peace said Russell used threats, harassment and intimidation to silence one of Kelly's sexual abuse victims.
07.21.22 The Project - Women's Rights Warrior, Gloria Allred, On Her Newest Battle. Gloria Allred is the women's rights warrior who strikes fear into the hearts of powerful men everywhere. She's been here for the biggest battles, breakthroughs and backward steps of the last 50 years. Now, a new battle has just begun for Gloria. Watch here.
07.13.22 CTV News - R. Kelly has been returned to the federal jail in downtown Chicago ahead of his trial on child pornography and obstruction-of-justice charges, just two weeks after the disgraced R&B star was sentenced in New York to 30 years in prison for racketeering and sex trafficking. Watch Lawyer Gloria Allred and two women who were victimized by R. Kelly deliver remarks after the sentencing.
07.12.22 Newsweek - Prince Harry will give a keynote speech at the United Nations in honor of Nelson Mandela Day—seven years after Meghan Markle set out her feminist credentials in a speech for the organization. At that speech Meghan told a now-famous story about how aged 11 she wrote to Procter & Gamble to ask them to change an advert that said women across America were fighting greasy pots and pans. Meghan's letters went to everyone, from then-first lady Hillary Clinton to attorney Gloria Allred and finally Procter & Gamble. "They changed it from 'women all over America are fighting greasy pots and pans' to 'people all over America.' "It was at that moment that I realized the magnitude of my actions at the age of eleven. I had created my small level of impact by standing up for equality."
07.08.22 Gloria Allred joins Larry Elder and host Elex Michaelson on The Issue Is, with spirited debate on current topics such as abortion rights, and the January 6th committee.
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07.08.22 KTLA - From illegal to haven state: how CA abortion laws have changed from 1850 to today. Since the Supreme Court overturned a constitutional right to abortion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization in late June, California politicians have repeatedly reaffirmed that the state will continue to protect and expand abortion access in the state. But, like in many states, abortion has not always been legal in California.
07.03.22 Billings Gazette - Celebrity Birthdays: July 3. Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Gloria Allred, Betty Buckley, Montel Williams, Tom Cruise, Yeardley Smith, Kevin Hearn, Audra McDonald, Patrick Wilson, Ian Anthony Dale and Julie Klausner.
07.02.22 Fox 11 L.A. - The Issue Is: The abortion battle heats up. A week after the Supreme Court overturned Roe V. Wade, the fallout continues. To discuss and debate, Elex Michaelson is joined on The Issue Is by attorney Gloria Allred and former GOP Candidate for California Attorney General Eric Early.
07.02.22 Daily KOS - WOW2: July's Trailblazing Women and Events in Our History - July 1 through July 8, 2022. WOW2 is a four-times-a-month sister blog to This Week in the War on Women. The purpose of WOW2 is to learn about and honor women of achievement, including many who've been ignored or marginalized in most of the history books, and to mark moments in women's history. Attorney Gloria Allred is one of the women featured in this issue.
07.02.22 RNZ - Gloria Allred: the overturning of Roe v Wade. Long-time US women's rights lawyer Gloria Allred is probably the most famous attorney in the United States. Over the course of her four decade plus legal career, Allred has won countless honours for her pioneering legal work, often with high profile but controversial cases, focusing particularly on the rights of women and of minorities.
07.01.22 The Teal Mango - Filmmaker Randall Emmett is surrounded by scandal following a bombshell report published by the Los Angeles Times on Thursday (June 30) wherein the 51-year-old Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films co-founder is accused of offering actresses work in exchange for sex. One woman, represented by powerhouse attorney Gloria Allred, claimed in a letter obtained by the newspaper that Emmett once told her when she was just 23 "that to receive acting work from [him], she would have to perform sexual favours."
06.30.22 Daily Mail - Disgraced R&B star R Kelly has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for sex trafficking and abusing young girls as the judge told him that he taught his victims that 'love is enslavement and violence,' and 'the public needs to be protected.' Gloria Allred, who is representing the three women who testified against R Kelly, told reporters on Wednesday that 'no one can undo the harm that has been done to these victims.'
06.29.22 Yahoo News - For more than two decades, chart-topping R&B singer R. Kelly had faced allegations of sexual abuse. The accounts went back to the start of his career in the 1990s, with many centering on the predatory pursuit of teenage girls. In September 2021, he was found guilty of eight counts of sex trafficking and one of racketeering in a New York court, and now faces a lengthy jail sentence. Gloria Allred, a lawyer who represented several victims, told reporters: "I've been practicing law for 47 years. During this time, I've pursued many sexual predators who have committed crimes against women and children. "Of all the predators that I have pursued, Mr. Kelly is the worst."
06.29.22 ABC News - Former R&B star R Kelly facing sentencing over sex trafficking conviction. A lawyer for some of Kelly's accusers, Gloria Allred, has also been involved in the cases against Harvey Weinstein and Jeffrey Epstein. But following his guilty verdict, she said: "Mr. Kelly is the worst." "R Kelly thought that he could get away with all of this, but he didn't," she said. "Despite the fact that he thought he could control all this, he was wrong."
06.29.22 Variety - Attorney Gloria Allred reflects on Roe v Wade being overturned, details her experience getting a "back-alley abortion" in the 1960s, calls on Hollywood to cease production in states that ban abortions and offers up an action plan for fighting back.
06.29.22 CourtTV - R. Kelly Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison. Attorney Gloria Allred, who represents some of R. Kelly's victims, reacted to today's sentenced. Some of her clients spoke as well. The general consensus was that the women are relieved that their abuser will spend decades behind bars.
06.29.22 Los Angeles Times - R. Kelly survivors react to 30-year sentence: 'Now he gets rewarded' for what he did. Gloria Allred, who represented many of the victims who testified in the Brooklyn trial, said during a video interview that many of the singer's victims and witnesses were deterred "because there were so many attacks when they spoke their truth. Fears of retaliation and intimidation by fans, supporters of R. Kelly, vendors of R. Kelly." "They had to go through quite a bit to win justice. It wouldn't have happened without them. It couldn't have happened without them.
06.29.22 Inside Edition - R. Kelly Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Racketeering, Sex Trafficking of Girls. Attorney Gloria Allred represents several of the victims. "No one can undo the harm that has been done to these victims. But at least it's time for Mr. Kelly to be accountable," Allred said.
06.28.22 CourtTV - Scott Peterson Case: Heated Exchange Between Mark Geragos And Gloria Allred. Scott Peterson's former defense attorney, Mark Geragos, was joined on-air on Court TV by attorney Gloria Allred. Allred represented Amber Frey during Peterson's trial. Frey, Peterson's ex-girlfriend, testified against him at his trial.
06.26.22 CGTN News - What Roe's demise means for American women. The U.S. Supreme Court recognized a woman's right to choose to have an abortion in a 1973 decision in the case Roe v. Wade. Over the past half a century since the national ruling struck down abortion bans as unconstitutional in a 7-2 decision, the U.S. has never been at peace with the result. Pro-life and pro-choice factions arose, with tensions simmering in the air until Friday, when the current Supreme Court overturned Roe in a 5-4 final vote, ending the only federal protection for American women's abortion rights. FILE PHOTO - Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe in the 1973 court case, left, and her attorney Gloria Allred hold hands as they leave the Supreme Court building in Washington, DC., April 26, 1989 after sitting in while the court listened to arguments.
06.25.22 AOL - Former 'Roe' Attorney Gloria Allred On SCOTUS Ruling. "This is not a conservative decision; this is an extremist decision. In cities across the nation, we must make our voices heard because we all have a stake in this," Allred told CNN, adding that she was "outraged" after hearing the Supreme Court's ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade.
06.25.22 CNN Newsroom - Gloria Allred, Attorney to "Jane Roe" joins the Newsroom to discuss the U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, ending the only federal protection for American women's abortion rights.
06.24.22 New York Times - Abortion rights protesters voice their anger in cities across the country. In Los Angeles, a crowd outside the downtown federal courthouse gathered at noon and grew by rush hour into a sea of hundreds, weaving past high-rises and stopping traffic. The famed women's rights attorney Gloria Allred addressed the crowd, standing in front of a display of metallic hangers. She said she had an illegal abortion in Los Angeles in the 1960s that landed her in the hospital where a nurse told her she hoped she had learned her lesson, presumably about not seeking abortions. "It did teach me a lesson: Abortion must be safe and legal and affordable," Ms. Allred said, her last few words drowned out by cheers from the crowd.
06.23.22 TODAY FM - Attorney Gloria Allred has been supporting and fighting for survivors of abuse by disgraced comedian Bill Cosby for years. Yesterday a jury in California found Cosby guilty of sexually assaulting Judy Huth when she was just 16 years old at the Playboy Mansion in 1975 - she was a child. Allred is a leading figure on the frontline of feminism in the United States - it's her work, it's her life, it's her identity - and she has achieved enormous change for women. Attorney Gloria Allred joined Tova to discuss the case.
06.23.22 The Source - Bill Cosby was found guilty of the sexual abuse of Judy Huth in 1975. Huth was 16 years old at the time. A civil jury has ordered Cosby to pay Huth $500,000. According to Variety, Huth's attorney, Gloria Allred, stated that compensation and winning in court are steps toward real change.
06.22.22 TOVA - Gloria Allred fighting for survivors of abuse by Bill Cosby. Allred is a leading figure on the frontline of feminism in the United States - it's her work, it's her life, it's her identity - and she has achieved enormous change for women. Listen here.
06.22.22 CBS News - Civil trial jurors find Bill Cosby sexually abused a 16-year-old at the Playboy Mansion in 1975. The jury's decision is a major legal defeat for the 84-year-old Cosby. It comes nearly a year after his Pennsylvania criminal conviction for sexual assault was thrown out and he was freed from prison. Cosby did not attend the Los Angeles trial. He has repeatedly denied Huth's allegations that he forced her to perform a sex act at the mansion.
06.22.22 Variety - After a civil jury found that Bill Cosby sexually abused Judy Huth in 1975 when she was a 16-year-old minor, Cosby's team is calling the outcome an "astonishing victory," yet pledging to appeal the $500,000 verdict. Huth is represented by high-powered attorney and women's rights activist, Gloria Allred, who hailed the verdict as a win toward "real change," and told reporters outside the courthouse on Tuesday that Cosby "should be held and was held accountable for what he did to her."
06.21.22 The Wrap - "Bill Cosby Ordered to Pay $500,000 After Losing Civil Sexual Assault Suit" Judy Huth, who claimed the actor and comedian assaulted her in the 1970s when she was 16, had filed her suit in 2014. "Today our client Judy Huth won real change," said attorney Gloria Allred, whose firm represented Huth. "Because she fought Bill Cosby, one step at a time, for over seven-and-a-half years. And she proved with the jury's verdict that Mr. Cosby did sexually assault her when she was a minor. And he should be held - and was held - accountable for what he did to her."
06.21.22 NBC News - Verdict reached in first civil case against Bill Cosby to ever reach a trial. 64-year-old Judy Huth accused Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting her in 1975 at the Playboy Mansion when she was 16 and Cosby was 37. In court, Cosby's attorneys called her accusations "a complete and utter fabrication." The jury ruled against Cosby in the civil case, finding that he sexually assaulted Huth. It awarded her $500,000.
06.21.22 Deadline - Bill Cosby Sexually Abused Judy Huth In 1970s, Civil Jury Decides. After just over three full days of deliberations and one substitution, the Santa Monica panel this afternoon revealed its decision against the much-accused Cosby Show creator and star. Handing their verdict to L.A. Superior Court Judge Craig Karlan with plaintiff Judy Huth, her legal team and Cosby's defense team in attendance at the packed courtroom, the 12-person jury also awarded Huth $500,000 in damages.
06.21.22 Variety - Bill Cosby's Team Storms Off Outside Courthouse During Chaotic Press Conference as Gloria Allred Declares Victory. The few minutes of mayhem occurred shortly after Cosby was found to be liable of sexually abusing a 16-year-old in 1975 after she accepted his invitation to the Playboy Mansion. Judy Huth, who is now 64, told reporters on Tuesday afternoon that she was "elated" by the civil jury's decision in her favor. As Cosby's team took their turn at the media microphones outside of court, their words were drowned out by screams from protestors.
06.21.22 The New York Times - "Bill Cosby Loses Sex Assault Lawsuit and Must Pay Damages: A jury in California sided with Judy Huth, who accused Mr. Cosby of molesting her at the Playboy Mansion in 1975, when she was 16." Ms. Huth was awarded $500,000 in compensatory damages by the jury. Ms. Huth is represented by attorneys Nathan Goldberg, John West, and Gloria Allred.
06.17.22 New York Times - The Jury in the Bill Cosby Sex Assault Case Says It's Close to a Verdict. The jurors in the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial came close to deciding the case on Friday, but their uncertainty over how to address some remaining issues in reaching a verdict led the judge to decide they should return on Monday to resume their deliberations.
06.09.22 Daily Mail - Actor Cuba Gooding Jr has been accused of violating three different women in New York in 2018 and 2019 - but having previously denied all of the allegations, he now pleaded guilty to one count of forcibly touching a woman in April. While his criminal case may be over, attorney Gloria Allred who represents an alleged sexual assault victim of the actor, said she will proceed with an ongoing $6 million civil lawsuit because 'justice was not achieved' when Gooding Jr. got a no-jail plea deal in a separate criminal case.
06.08.22 Daily Mail - Prosecutors say R Kelly, 55, should face at least 25 years in prison ahead of his June 29 sentencing after he 'preyed upon children and young women for his own sexual gratification' R&B singer R Kelly was convicted in September 2021 of racketeering, child exploitation, and other charges by a Brooklyn jury. Attorney Gloria Allred, who represented 3 victims and 2 witnesses at the trial, said R Kelly is 'the worst predator' she has pursued.
06.07.22 OK Magazine - Empire Media Group Announces New Podcast 'The Firm,' Which Will Explore Ins & Outs Of The Royal Family. The podcast will be 12 episodes, in which experts, authors and more will talk about Megxit, Prince Andrew's scandal and so much more. Be sure to watch out for plenty of guests, including Gloria Allred.
06.06.22 Los Angeles Blade - Celebs, politicians, & partiers took it to the streets of West Hollywood. WeHo Pride's first-ever parade capped off three days of festivities that can only be deemed an unqualified & unforgettable success. Ubiquitous media presence, LA attorney Gloria Allred, got in a jab at anti-gay Florida governor Ron DeSantis, as she rode in the parade shouting from a loudspeaker behind a group of marchers who carried signs that pictured a rainbow-colored image of Florida next to the slogan "In L.A. we say gay."
06.04.22 Newser - Woman Alleges Cosby Kiss at 14: 'I Couldn't Get Away'. The woman, now 61, told her story in a public venue for the first time during a Los Angeles County civil trial over the lawsuit of Judy Huth, who alleges Cosby sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion when she was 16 at around the same time, in the spring of 1975. The woman isn't a party to the lawsuit, but she's being allowed to testify, along with one other woman, about her experiences for Huth's case. The other witness, Margie Shapiro, has told her story several times before to media outlets and in a news conference with attorney Gloria Allred.
06.03.22 Canyon News - Judy Huth Sues Bill Cosby For Sexual Assault. Nearly a year after Bill Cosby was released from prison as a result of an overturned sexual assault conviction, Cosby, 84, is being sued by Judy Huth in civil court for alleged sexual assault and is facing another trial. Opening arguments for the trial began on Wednesday, June 1 at a Santa Monica court. Huth is being represented by esteemed attorney Gloria Allred.
06.02.22 ABC News - "Harvey Weinstein's rape conviction upheld by appeals court." A New York appeals court today upheld Harvey Weinstein's rape conviction and 23-year prison sentence, rejecting the former movie mogul's claim that the judge at his landmark #MeToo trial unfairly allowed women to testify about allegations that weren't part of the case. Lawyer Gloria Allred, who represents three of the witnesses from Mr. Weinstein's New York criminal trial spoke to ABC about this news. She also stated, "But now I am also looking forward to the criminal prosecution of Mr. Weinstein in Los Angeles, where I also represent alleged victims for whom charges have been filed."
06.02.22 Deadline - "New York Appeals Court Unanimously Upholds Harvey Weinstein Rape, Assault Conviction." Over two years after Harvey Weinstein was tried, convicted and jailed for rape and sexual assault in Manhattan, a new York Appeals court today upheld the verdict, rejecting the former movie mogul's defense arguments that the proceedings heavily favored the prosecution. Attorney Gloria Allred made a statement to Deadline regarding this news and her client, Mimi Haley, who was the key prosecution witness in this important case.
06.01.22 CBS - "Opening Statements in civil case against Bill Cosby start in Santa Monica courtroom." A sexual battery case brought by Judy Huth against comedian Bill Cosby, which had been put on hold because of the criminal trial in Pennsylvania, got its start Wednesday in a Santa Monica courtroom. Nathan Goldberg is the lead attorney for Ms. Huth, and is supported in the trial by partners Gloria Allred and John West. Ms. Allred states that "Ms. Huth alleges in her lawsuit that she was a victim of sexual battery by Mr. Cosby when was 16-years-old."
06.01.22 Metropolitan News - "Lascivious Acts Justify $50 Million Punitive-Damage Award." The Court of Appeal has upheld a jury's award of $50 million in punitive damages, along with $8 million in noneconomic compensatory damages, against film producer Alki David, heir to a Coca-Cola bottling fortune, based on his sexual battery and harassment of a woman who was a production assistant at two of his entertainment companies. Plaintiff, Mahim Khan, was represented by Nathan Goldberg, Dolores Y. Leal, and Renee Mochkatel of Allred, Maroko & Goldberg, along with Norman Pine and Scott Tillett of Pine Tillett Pine.
05.31.22 Viacasinos.com - "Cuomo mulling run for AG against incumbent Letitia James after her probe ousted him from office." Disgraced New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is plotting a political comeback - one that would see him supplant nemesis Letita James as the state's attorney general, after her sexual misconduct probe this past year saw him ousted from office. Attorney Gloria Allred represent Sherry Vill, one of approximately 12 women who accused Cuomo of sexual misconduct and/or sexual harassment.
05.27.22 Advocate Lake Highlands - "RISD moves to pre-record graduation speeches: 'It's not a student event anymore.'" Lake Highlands High School in Texas has changed the rules for its valedictorian and other students who will make remarks on their graduation day. The school now will pre-record their remarks. The impetus for this change was the controversial speech by Paxton Smith last year, which went viral after she abandoned her pre-approved remarks and shared her fears that Texas Senate Bill 8, also known as the Heartbeat Act, would lead to diminished access to reproductive rights for women around her state of Texas and across the country. Attorney Gloria Allred had Ms. Paxton join her for a press conference in Los Angeles about Paxton's graduation speech, and at several pro-choice marches.
05.24.22 Law & Crime - Jury selection began Tuesday in a California civil lawsuit against actor and comedian Bill Cosby for allegedly sexually assaulting a teenage girl at the Playboy Mansion in the 1970s. Cosby has been publicly accused of sexual misconduct by at least 60 women. Judy Huth's lawsuit, however, is the first civil case against Cosby for sexual assault that has reached trial. Ms. Huth is represented by attorney Gloria Allred.
05.23.22 Daily Mail - California trial begins against disgraced comedian Bill Cosby for 'sexually assaulting 16-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in 1975'. Cosby has said he will not attend the proceedings in Santa Monica and will 'plead the fifth' as his accuser Judy Huth's civil suit against him is heard. This lawsuit is one of the last remaining open suits against Cosby. The star of 'The Cosby Show' has settled many of the claims against him. Ms. Huth is represented by Allred, Maroko & Goldberg.
05.15.22 MyNewsLA.com - Tens of thousands of people took to the streets across the Southland as part of a nationwide effort to protect abortion rights now that the U.S. Supreme Court appears poised to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. In the Los Angeles area, rallies were also held in Pasadena, Long Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Sherman Oaks, Claremont, Avalon and Venice Beach. Thousands of people also rallied at Centennial Regional Park in Santa Ana. All told, the crowds heard from a range of speakers, both famous and less well known, including Sen. Alex Padilla, Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis, Representatives Katie Porter, Karen Bass and Maxine Waters, state Sen. Sydney Kamlager, attorney Gloria Allred, Planned Parenthood Federation of America president and CEO Alexis McGill Johnson, Planned Parenthood Los Angeles president and CEO Sue Dunlap and actors Laura Dern, Ricki Lake, Lisa Ann Walter and Christine Lahti, among others.
05.15.22 New York Post - Thousands of abortion rights supporters rallied across the United States on Saturday, angered by the prospect that the Supreme Court may soon overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide a half century ago. Celebrity women's rights attorney Gloria Allred told the crowd about her own "back alley abortion" as a young woman when she became pregnant from a rape at gunpoint before Roe. "I almost died," she recounted. "I was left in a bathtub in a pool of my own blood, hemorrhaging."
05.14.22 Thousands of abortion rights supporters rallied across the United States on Saturday, angered by the prospect that the Supreme Court may soon overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide a half-century ago. Protesters marching under the slogan "Bans Off Our Bodies" took to the streets from New York and Atlanta to Chicago and Los Angeles in a show of outrage. Celebrity women's rights attorney Gloria Allred told the crowd about her own "back-alley abortion" as a young woman when she became pregnant from rape at gunpoint before Roe. Watch video here.
05.14.22 Daily Bruin - Thousands of people gathered outside Los Angeles City Hall on Saturday in support of abortion rights and to protest the potential overturn of Roe v. Wade. The Women's March Foundation, Planned Parenthood and their partners organized the "Bans Off Our Bodies" rally as a part of a series of nationwide rallies. The rally was held at Grand Park in downtown LA. "I want you to vote as though your lives depend on it because they do," said Gloria Allred, a women's rights attorney, at the rally.
05.14.22 NBC LA - Thousands of people took to the streets across Southern California on Saturday as part of a nationwide effort to protect abortion rights, with the U.S. Supreme Court apparently poised to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. The Women's March Foundation said it received more than 50,000 signups for the "Bans Off Our Bodies" rally outside Los Angeles City Hall, which began at 10 a.m. The rally, which had been planned for months, gained a new sense of urgency at the beginning of May following a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito that revealed the court privately voted to overturn Roe v. Wade.
05.12.22 WXXI News - Supporters of a measure that would allow adult survivors of sexual abuse and harassment to bring their alleged abusers to court singled out State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, saying that he is holding up the bill. Nationally known women's rights lawyer Gloria Allred also appealed to the speaker to act. "How many times do survivors have to relive their trauma at a press conference or in front of legislators before you take action?" Allred asked.
05.12.22 Inside America with Ghida Fakhry - With the US Supreme Court set to overturn Roe v Wade, a landmark ruling that legalized abortion across the United States fifty years ago, activists and lawmakers on both sides get ready for what comes next. Attorney Gloria Allred speaks about the dangerous and horrific ramifications for women if Roe v. Wade is struck down.
05.05.22 Fox 11 Los Angeles - Gloria Allred calls possibility of Roe v. Wade being overturned 'devastating, horrific'. Ms. Allred shared her reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion leak with Elex Michaelson.
05.03.22 Advokaten - In the United States, lawyers are vocal in the public debate and like to call themselves activists. But where is the limit to how activist a lawyer can be? Attorney Gloria Allred is so well known that she has been portrayed in both The Simpsons and South Park and has gotten her own Netflix documentary, "Seeing Allred." My main focus is to improve the conditions and status of women, through litigation and by speaking publicly about related issues. It's not just about me saying what I think. Most of the time I speak on behalf of clients, I become their spokesperson,"
05.03.22 Voice of America - What is Roe v Wade? The U.S. Supreme Court recognized a woman's right to choose to have an abortion in a 1973 decision in the case Roe v. Wade. FILE PHOTO - Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe in the 1973 court case, left, and her attorney Gloria Allred hold hands as they leave the Supreme Court building in Washington, DC., April 26, 1989 after sitting in while the court listened to arguments.
04.26.22 The Cut - Everything We Know About the Rust Shooting. On October 21, a woman died on the set of the Western Rust after a prop gun Alec Baldwin was holding accidentally discharged in the course of rehearsing a scene. The victim, Halyna Hutchins, was a cinematographer on the movie, which was filming at Bonanza Creek Ranch, in Santa Fe County, New Mexico. Civil suits have been filed among crew members, but criminal responsibility has yet to be determined. One of those lawsuits, filed by Rust script supervisor Mamie Mitchell asserts that the set failed to follow safety protocols for the use of firearms. Ms. Mitchell is represented by Gloria Allred. Read the full story here.
04.25.22 FOX 11 L.A. - Law enforcement officials released a trove of video evidence Monday in the ongoing investigation of a fatal October shooting of a cinematographer by actor and producer Alec Baldwin on the set of a Western movie. New Mexico workplace safety regulators last week issued the maximum possible fine of nearly $137,000 against the "Rust" film production company. Gloria Allred represents the script supervisor, Mamie Mitchell, who called 911 after the movie-set shooting.
04.21.22 Republic - The production company behind Alec Baldwin's movie Rust were heavily fined by New Mexico Environment Department's Occupational Health and Safety Bureau (OHSB) for safety failures on set that lead to the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. In response to OSHO's investigation, Stefan Friedman, a spokesperson for Rust Movie Productions LLC, said in a statement to Reuters, "While we appreciate OSHA's time and effort in its investigation, we disagree with its findings and plan to appeal." Further, even Rust script supervisor Mamie Mitchell's attorney, Gloria Allred issued a statement to the outlet in which she stated that everyone responsible for what happened on that production which led to the tragedy should hang their heads in shame and added that as a producer, Alec Baldwin was part of Rust management.
04.21.22 Newsweek - Lawyers for actor Alec Baldwin and the armorer on the set of the movie Rust said their clients have been exonerated after a safety report cited "serious management failures" by the film's production company in the on-set shooting that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. The script supervisor who called 911 after the fatal movie-set shooting in October is suing Baldwin, saying he should be held accountable. Mamie Mitchell's attorney Gloria Allred released a statement saying that since Baldwin was a producer for the movie, he's part of Rust management and thereby responsible. Allred claims "there is nothing in the OSHA report that exonerates" Baldwin.
04.18.22 The Charlotte Observer - "Ex-UNCSA teacher gets 5 years in prison for trafficking underage violin student for sex." Stephen Shipps, a former North Carolina music professor who pleaded guilty to trafficking an underage student for sex in 2002 when she was 16 years old, was sentenced to five years behind bars. There is a pending civil case filed by UNC School of the Arts alumni which alleges rampant sexual abuse of underage students by faculty members, where 56 plaintiffs accused school leadership of sacrificing male and female students' safety to salvage the conservatory's reputation. Shipps was one of several former UNCSA teachers they accused of sexual assault, abuse and harassment. Their attorney, longtime women's rights lawyer Gloria Allred, said the sentence was "long overdue" for her three clients who filed complaints about Shipps, and every other victim.
04.17.22 KABC - Gurvey's Law - Listen to attorney Alan Gurvey's interview with attorney Gloria Allred, with our client, Veronika Didusenko, a former Miss Ukraine. They discuss Ms. Didusenko's recent escape from Ukraine with her young son, as well as conditions in Ukraine and the effects of this devastating war. They also discuss the issue of how some beauty pageants will not allow women to participate who have ever been pregnant, or have given birth, or take care of a child, and how they feel this is an outdated and discriminatory practice.
04.17.22 CNN Newsroom with Pamela Brown - Attorney Gloria Allred talks about the current situation of some states enacting bans and restrictions affecting women's lives, health and their ability to have access to safe and legal abortion. She speaks about her own experience having an illegal abortion, upcoming legal battles and how she sees these legal restrictions as a war on women.
04.16.22 Der Speigel - Former Miss Ukraine Veronika Didusenko recalls her escape with son amid Russian invasion: 'I had to survive'. Veronika Didusenko, Miss Ukraine 2018, joined Gloria Allred in Los Angeles to make a plea on behalf of Ukrainians. English | Deutsch
04.14.22 Yahoo! News - "Cuba Gooding, Jr. accusers 'surprised and disappointed' by resolution of actor's NYC sex crime case, says lawyer Gloria Allred." Women who accused Cuba Gooding Jr. of sexual assault were "surprised and disappointed" that he was allowed to avoid prison by pleading guilty to reduced charges of forcible touching, the womens' lawyer Gloria Allred said Thursday. More than 30 women have accused the Oscar-winning actor of sexual assault. A federal civil suit accuses him of violently raping a woman he had just met in 2013 at the Mercer Hotel.
04.11.22 People - "Chris Noth's The Equalizer Character Killed Off After His Firing Due to Sexual Assault Allegations" The allegations against Noth first surfaced in a Dec. 16 article in The Hollywood Reporter, in which two women accused him of sexually assaulting them. A third woman, who used the name Ava, later brought similar sexual assault claims against Noth in a Daily Beast article. Singer Lisa Gentile then came forward with her own allegations of sexual assault in a Dec. 23 press conference led by attorney Gloria Allred.
04.07.22 CYInterview - For almost 15 years, Attorney Gloria Allred has appeared on CYInterview to talk about numerous important legal, political and social topics. Today indefatigable Ms. Allred talks Justice-to-be Kentanji Brown Jackson and Chris Rock getting slapped.
03.24.22 MEAWW - Despite being imprisoned for a series of crimes, including racketeering and sex trafficking, singer R Kelly recently chatted with an ecstatic fan on the phone. The footage of the conversation has now gone viral, leaving many people puzzled as to how and why the convicted sex offender received the device in the first place, despite claims that it was the prison's phone. The video has already received over 800,000 views and over two million plays on TikTok. Gloria Allred, who represented the singer's numerous victims, said in a statement at the time of his conviction. "All of the predators that I have pursued, however, R. Kelly is the worst for many reasons." "He used the power of his celebrity to recruit vulnerable underage girls for the purpose of sexually abusing them."
03.17.22 Newsweek - Amy Berg, the director of HBO's documentary Phoenix Rising, has shared her response to Marilyn Manson's defamation lawsuit against Evan Rachel Wood with Newsweek. Berg told Newsweek she met Wood through mutual friends seven to 10 years prior to the release of the documentary, and it was because of conversations they had together that they decided to collaborate on the film. "I came to work with her because she did approach me at the point when she had met with Gloria Allred, and she was told that the statute of limitations had expired on her case," Berg said. "So she wanted to, she was going to change the law in California and she told me about that.
03.16.22 FoxNews.com "Former Miss Ukraine Veronika Didusenko recalls her escape with son amid Russian invasion: 'I had to survive.'" Ms. Didusenko joined attorney Gloria Allred at a press conference on March 8 in Los Angeles, on International Women's Day. Veronika spoke about her harrowing journey out of her home in Ukraine with her young son at the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. She made a public plea on behalf of Ukrainians under attack, and the women and children fleeing for their lives.
03.14.22 The Times - Andrea Quiroga, 28, said she had dreamt of competing in the pageants since seeing an advert when she was 14 but was barred from taking part after she became a mother at 19. The winner of Miss World America represents the US at the Miss World competition but contestants will not be considered if they have given birth. Miss Universe will also not accept mothers. Gloria Allred, a prominent women's rights lawyer who is representing Quiroga, did not rule out also taking out a lawsuit. She said: "We'll do everything we think possible to get these rules eliminated."
03.13.22 Ukraine: Former Miss Ukraine describes escape from Kyiv, asks for aid. Ukraine: The journey of Ukrainians and their land is known by all, the confusion is all over the minds of the world's people. There is no place the siren would not sound and there is no place the rocket, don't would explode, she said. Didusenko told her story in the Los Angeles office of women's rights attorney Gloria Allred in a news conference. A few months ago she became friends with the former beauty queen.
03.09.22 Lexology - In honor of International Women's Day, we're celebrating three trailblazing women in the legal profession. These women—Gloria Allred, Constance Baker Motley, and Faiza Saeed—have broken barriers for female lawyers and have made a lasting impact on the legal profession. Each of these influential women shattered glass ceilings in different fields of law.
03.08.22 The Wrap - Miss Ukraine 2018 Veronika Didusenko called on President Joe Biden and other Western leaders Tuesday for a no-fly zone above her country - and for more weapons and ammunition for her people - amid Russia's devastating invasion of Ukraine. Didusenko, who fled her homeland with her 7-year-old son in recent days, spoke at a news conference in downtown Los Angeles, with attorney Gloria Allred.
03.08.22 AP News - "Former Miss Ukraine describes escape from Kyiv, asks for aid". Veronika Didusenko, on Tuesday described her journey with her young son to escape Kyiv and her homeland as Russian troops invaded the country last month, and called on countries to do more to arm her countrymen and women. Didusenko told her story at a news conference in the Los Angeles office of women's rights attorney Gloria Allred, who said she became friends with the former beauty queen several months ago.
03.08.22 People - Veronika Didusenko, who won the title of Miss Ukraine in 2018, was joined by attorney Gloria Allred on Tuesday as she made a plea on behalf of Ukrainians under attack by Russian forces. During the press conference in Los Angeles on International Women's Day, Didusenko joined Allred in calling on President Joe Biden to give Ukrainians the opportunity to come to the U.S., "if they so choose," without a visa.
03.08.22 The Hollywood Reporter - Russian Attack Causing "Humanitarian Catastrophe," Says Former Miss Ukraine. During a Tuesday press conference with Gloria Allred, Veronika Didusenko called on the U.S. to arm Ukrainians and impose a no-fly zone over the country.
03.07.22 Newsweek - Gloria Allred, an attorney who has represented 33 accusers of Bill Cosby, denounced the Supreme Court's Monday decision to decline to review the Pennsylvania high court's move to vacate the 84-year-old comedian's criminal sexual assault conviction. Yet, she's hopeful he might soon suffer separate legal consequences for his actions. "On May 9, 2022, just two months from now, we will begin our civil trial against Mr. Cosby in our case of Huth v. Cosby in L.A. County Superior Court. In her lawsuit Ms. Huth alleges that she was the victim of child sexual abuse by Bill Cosby at the Playboy mansion when she was only 15 years old."
02.28.22 OK Magazine - Prince Andrew recently settled Virginia Giuffre's sexual abuse lawsuit against him - but have we seen the last of his legal woes? According to powerhouse attorney Gloria Allred - who has represented multiple victims of Jeffrey Epstein's - a new law could open up more opportunities for accusers to come forward against the 61-year-old royal.
02.25.22 The Sacramento Bee - Richelle Nice, a former juror who participated in the 2005 Scott Peterson trial, is expected to testify under a grant of immunity as she begins a weeklong hearing starting Friday, Feb. 25, 2022, centered on whether she lied about her history with domestic violence. Nice was part of the jury who convicted Scott Peterson and sent him to death row. During the 2005 criminal trial of Scott Peterson, attorney Gloria Allred represented witness Amber Frey, a former girlfriend of Mr. Peterson.
02.17.22 Express - 'Want silence!' Andrew 'agrees not to repeat Virginia Giuffre sexual assault denial'. The Duke of York has agreed to no longer repeat the denial of Virginia Giuffre allegations as a part of the out-of-court settlement, The Telegraph claims. Gloria Allred, a US lawyer who represented several of Jeffrey Epstein's victims, told Radio 4 "Lawsuits are war but a settlement means that both sides are seeking peace, and that's what happened here.
02.16.22 Daily Mail - 'Now talk to the FBI': Lawyer for Jeffrey Epstein victims accuses Andrew of hypocrisy for pledging to help sex abuse victims while refusing to cooperate with authorities. Gloria Allred said that duke's promise to tackle the 'evils of sex trafficking' as part of his settlement with Virginia Roberts, who brought the lawsuit under her married name Virginia Giuffre, should start by consenting to be interviewed by federal agents. Miss Allred said: 'It is long overdue for him to agree to answer their questions about what he knows and observed about Jeffrey Epstein and underage girls.
02.16.22 The Guardian - The settlement agreed between Virginia Giuffre and Prince Andrew over alleged sexual assault will leave the public to decide who they believe, according to Gloria Allred, a top US lawyer working with several victims of the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein. She told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "Lawsuits are war, but a settlement means both sides are seeking peace. There will be peace now but this case will be remembered for many years to come."
02.16.22 Evening Standard - Prince Andrew and Virginia Giuffre 'did not want to give evidence in public', says Epstein victim lawyer. Top US attorney Gloria Allred said being questioned on the stand was "not a comfortable experience" for victims or defendants. "The people will draw their own conclusions in the court of public opinion, but it's not going to happen in a court of law." Ms. Allred, who represents many of the victims of sex offender Epstein, told Times Radio: "Are we now going to ever know the truth of what Prince Andrew did or did not do?
02.15.22 4 News - Prince Andrew: 'It will be all over if and when the settlement is paid', lawyer for Epstein victims says. Joining Jackie Long, Social Affairs Editor, live from LA is Gloria Allred, who represents many victims of the sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
02.15.22 Glamour UK - Prince Andrew and Virginia Giuffre have reportedly reached an out of court settlement - here's why the case is still important in the fight against sexual abuse. This case is an important reminder that when women believe that they have been sexually victimised by powerful men and find the courage to abandon their fear, that it is possible for them to seek justice," says Gloria Allred, the US lawyer world-renowned for taking on high-profile cases involving the protection of women's rights.
02.06.22 Daily Mail - New York's disgraced former governor Andrew Cuomo could challenge Attorney General Letitia James in the upcoming election as retribution for her office's damning investigation that branded him a serial groper. Attorney Gloria Allred represents Sherry Vill, one of the many women who accused Cuomo of sexual misconduct. She alleges Cuomo grabbed her face and kissed her 'aggressively and in a sexual manner' on both cheeks in May 2017 while he was touring her home in Greece, near Rochester, as he inspected local flood damage.
02.03.22 Epoch TV - Justice is SERVED. Disgraced media mogul, Harvey Weinstein, was sentenced in New York to 23 years in prison for sexual criminal acts and was extradited to California for a new trial on sex crime charges. Witness the rise and fall of one of Hollywood's most powerful men. Los Angeles lawyer Gloria Allred, represented some of his accusers in the New York trial and also represents two accusers in the Los Angeles case.
02.01.22 The Sun - R KELLY has reportedly asked for more time to file an appeal in his sex abuse case after testing positive for Covid in jail. The disgraced singer was found guilty of racketeering last September following six weeks of graphic testimony. Following the jury's verdict, women's rights attorney Gloria Allred, who represented several of Kelly's victims, described the musician as the worst sexual predator she had pursued in her 47-year career of practicing law.
02.01.22 New York Times - Mel Mermelstein, Holocaust Survivor Who Sued Deniers, Dies at 95. He accused a revisionist history group of reneging on its promise to give a reward to anyone who could prove that the Nazis gassed Jews. He hired William John Cox, a public interest lawyer (and later in the proceedings, Gloria Allred), and sued in Los Angeles County Superior Court for breach of contract, anticipatory repudiation, libel, injurious denial of established fact and intentional infliction of emotional distress. He won his case.
01.30.22 Audio Times - Virginia Giuffre's lawsuit against the Duke of York moves forward. A team of American lawyers will fly into London as soon as next month to question Prince Andrew over allegations of sexual assault. Attorney Gloria Allred explains the deposition process and what Prince Andrew can expect.
01.26.22 News Night - Prince Andrew is demanding a jury trial in the Virginia Giuffre sexual assault case, his lawyers announced on Wednesday. The defiant statement from the prince's legal team means a civil trial is likely to take place later this year in New York. Attorney Gloria Allred explains the significance.
01.25.22 Fox News - Alec Baldwin, 'Rust' producers file to dismiss lawsuit, Allred says not so fast. The lawsuit was originally filed by 'Rust' script supervisor Mamie Mitchell and her attorney Gloria Allred.
01.25.22 NBC News - Alec Baldwin, 'Rust' producers say fatal shooting was 'workplace accident' in seeking to dismiss lawsuit. The movie's script supervisor, Mamie Mitchell, should purse her claims through workers compensation, defense attorneys said in their petition to have the civil claim tossed out. Mitchell's attorney, Gloria Allred, said the defendants "are trying to avoid explaining their conduct before a judge and a jury in a court of law."
01.23.22 Daily Beast - 'We Need to Talk About Cosby' Doc Eviscerates 'America's Dad': A 'Rapist' Who 'Had a TV Show Once'. At the beginning of the new documentary series We Need to Talk About Cosby, director W. Kamau Bell asks what should be a simple question: "Who is Bill Cosby now?" Few of his interview subjects are able to answer it. High-profile attorney Gloria Allred is quick and direct: "I look forward to seeing Bill Cosby again," she says. "In a court of law."
01.21.22 The U.S. Sun - A TOP lawyer for victims of Jeffrey Epstein has slammed Prince Andrew for "betraying Queen and country" by associating with the late pedo financier. Los Angeles-based Gloria Allred said of the Duke of York's relationship with Epstein: "If you get down in the mud with pigs you are going to get mud on you."
01.20.22 The Lawyer Stories Podcast - The Lawyer Stories Podcast Episode 78 featuring Gloria Allred, legal icon, fearless advocate for justice and equality and founding partner of Allred, Maroko & Goldberg (AM&G) in Los Angeles, California. Gloria shares with us her personal journey to the practice of law and why she became a tireless crusader against discrimination, combating injustices and winning new rights, especially for women and minorities. We further discuss some of the nationally recognized cases she has been a part of and how she stays cool under pressure.
01.19.22 Glamour Magazine UK- Why the Prince Andrew case is monumental in the fight against sexual abuse, whatever the outcome. Virginia Giuffre's lawsuit against Prince Andrew is more proof that women should not - and will not - be silenced on abuse. "This case is an important reminder that when women believe that they have been sexually victimised by powerful men and find the courage to abandon their fear, that it is possible for them to seek justice," says Gloria Allred, the US lawyer world-renowned for taking on high-profile cases involving the protection of women's rights.
01.16.22 Daily Mail - Prince Andrew was last night accused of a 'tone-deaf' defence to his legal battle with Virginia Roberts after his lawyers suggested she may have 'false memories' of her encounters with him. In a scathing response to the Duke's demand for Miss Roberts' mental health records, her lawyer, David Boies, said: 'She wouldn't 'misremember sexual abuse by a Prince of England.' Gloria Allred, who represents numerous Epstein victims, said: 'The Prince is entitled to take the deposition of Virginia's therapist for the purpose of determining emotional distress. That is not uncommon.
01.12.22 Channel 4 News UK - Prince Andrew fails to stop US sexual abuse civil case brought by Virginia Giuffre. Prince Andrew has long denied accusations he sexually assaulted Virginia Giuffre when she was 17, and had tried to use a settlement she reached years ago with the convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein to stop a civil case before it started. Attorney Gloria Allred represents 20 victims of Epstein.
01.11.22 The Oxford Spokesman - 'Rust' scene didn't predict Baldwin Shooting Gun, says script supervisor. "Rust" screenplay supervisor Mamie Mitchell says the scene in which actor and producer Alec Baldwin killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins in October did not include a gun being fired. She filed a lawsuit against Baldwin and other members of the film's production. Ms. Mitchell is represented by attorney Gloria Allred.
01.06.22 Insider - Inside the messy effort to compensate 225 Jeffrey Epstein accusers. The Epstein Victims' Compensation Program put a price on the experiences of women the financier sexually abused. The program ultimately established for Epstein's victims promised a measure of justice that had eluded them in court, the attorney Gloria Allred said. "It took a great deal of courage for the victims to share the details of how Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficked or sexually victimized them," Allred, who represents 20 of Epstein's victims, told Insider.
01.06.22 Texas News Today - Chris Noth cut out "and just like that ... the season finale after allegations of sexual abuse". According to TV Line, 67-year-old North was to make a temporary appearance at the season finale after his character, Mr. Big, died in the first episode. Lisa Gentile, 54, claims to have been "sexually abused" by the actor. Her lawyer, Gloria Allred, claims that the experience was "traumatic".
01.05.22 Daily Express - Prince Andrew has 'mountain to climb' as judge's decision in dismissing case looms. The Duke of York's legal team is currently locking horns with his accuser Virginia Giuffre's in a civil case. Ms. Giuffre claims she had sex with the prince three times when she had been trafficked and used as a sex slave by paedophile Jeffrey Epstein. Legal observers, including a lawyer who represents numerous Epstein victims, are doubtful as to whether the Duke is covered by it. Gloria Allred, who represents 16 of Epstein's victims, said "the odds are against Prince Andrew".
01.04.22 New York Post - Cuomo accuser: DA sends wrong message to women by dropping criminal charges. But Albany County DA David Soares announced Tuesday he had asked the court to dismiss the charges, explaining that his office wouldn't have been able to prove the allegations at trial. Famed women's rights lawyer Gloria Allred, the attorney representing Susan Iannucci - who claimed Cuomo kissed her cheek without permission during a press conference - said she didn't think other alleged victims of sexual harassment should be deterred from coming forward.
01.04.22 Duke's lawyers target Giuffre's $500,000 deal with Epstein. The "release agreement" for which Jeffrey Epstein paid Virginia Roberts Giuffre $500,000 seems to absolve third parties. But it does not say if the Duke of York was one of them. "He has an uphill battle because his name is not specifically mentioned there," Gloria Allred, a civil lawyer who has negotiated thousands of similar agreements, said.
01.03.22 BBC - A document that details a settlement between sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and Virginia Giuffre could be made public this week. It could be key to a legal case involving Prince Andrew. Lawyers for the Duke of York believe it could release him from liability. Attorney Gloria Allred explains what this document is and what it could reveal. Ms. Allred represents 20 accusers of Jeffrey Epstein.
Founder of a Pre-eminent National Law Firm
Gloria Allred is a founding partner of Allred, Maroko & Goldberg, one of the pre-eminent employment law firms in the country. Her firm has won national prominence through many precedent-setting cases over the course of more than 40 years.
The firm handles cases involving employment law, discrimination, sexual harassment, and victims’ rights, including representing victims of rape and sexual assault. The firm is also well-known for successfully handling high-profile cases.
With the other attorneys of her firm, Gloria has been involved in some of the most defining cases of our day, involving Donald Trump, O.J. Simpson, Michael Jackson, Scott Peterson, and Robert Blake, as well as one of the earliest sexual abuse suits against the Catholic Church. At the same time, she has played a role in many groundbreaking legal decisions that have forever changed our lives for the better.