Gloria Allred is an experienced employment law and civil rights attorney with a passion for legal advocacy and community service. Her Los Angeles law firm, Allred, Maroko & Goldberg, handles cases involving employment discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination. The firm is also well-known for its work on behalf of victims’ rights. Ms. Allred has been involved in many high-profile cases relating to employee and civil rights and has been asked to comment on several more in radio and television appearances.
Following are links to some of Ms. Allred’s videos, statements and commentaries on some of the most highly televised issues in the country.
Gloria’s Videos and Press Statements of 2023
07.03.23 – Veteran Broadway Actor holds press conference today with his attorney, Gloria Allred, to react to the U.S. Supreme Court Decision last week which afforded more rights to businesses and publishers to discriminate against individuals who are gay or lesbian. The decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in 303 Creative vs. Elenis is contrary to a landmark California case won by David Engel, a gay man, who challenged discrimination by a publisher against him and his same sex partner. David Engel won a decision by the California Court of Appeals in 1993 upholding his right not to be discriminated against by Worthington Reunion Photographers. His attorneys Gloria Allred and John West, represented him.
06.18.23 – Miss Universe Beauty Pageant, Orange County, CA – Our client, a young woman who successfully challenged the Miss Universe Organization’s 70-year-old rule that a woman would not be eligible to be a contestant if she had ever given birth, was pregnant, or was a parent, held a press conference with her attorney, Gloria Allred, prior to the Miss Universe Beauty Pageant. In March 2022, Andrea Quiroga announced that she was filing and did file, with the assistance of her attorney, an allegation of discrimination with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (now called the California Civil Rights Department) claiming that the Miss Universe rule discriminated against her because she had given birth to her son. Therefore, she was not eligible to enter the Miss California USA pageant which is a pre-requisite to competing in the Miss Universe pageant. Her goal was to get the discriminatory rule eliminated. In August 2022, the Miss Universe Organization announced that they were eliminating that rule which excluded women who were pregnant or who were parents, but they failed to state the reason that they had changed the rule. Andrea and Ms. Allred announced details of the agreement that was reached with the Miss Universe Organization, the California Civil Rights Department, and Andrea. After the press conference, Andrea, her son, and Ms. Allred walked the red carpet at the Miss California USA pageant, and Andrea also was allowed to walk the runway with her son in the Miss California USA pageant. As part of the settlement agreement, Andrea presented an award and gave remarks at the pageant indicating why she wanted to be in the Miss California USA/Miss Universe pageants and what action she took when she learned she was not eligible because of the discriminatory rule.
06.01.23 – Attorney Gloria Allred held a press conference today with her client, Nichol Lechmanik, who is a photo journalist. Nichol was working and filming Ye (formerly known as Kanye West) when he angrily approached her and ripped her phone out of her hands, throwing it in the street. Our office has filed a lawsuit against Ye regarding his alleged assault on our client.
03.14.23 – Attorney Gloria Allred and her client, Jane Doe 2, spoke to media after the Harvey Weinstein hearing today at the L.A. Criminal Courts building regarding the decision by prosecutors to not retry Mr. Weinstein on charges. Attorney Allred also discussed her filing of a Petition for Writ of Mandamus with the California Supreme Court asking the court to hear argument on this case and on the issue of who may give a victim impact statement.
02.23.23 – Attorney Gloria Allred was present at the sentencing today of Harvey Weinstein in his L.A. criminal case. Ms. Allred represents Jane Doe 2, Jane Doe 5, and Natassia M. All of her clients either testified before the Grand Jury, or at trial, or both, but were denied being heard in court at the sentencing.
02.09.23 – A press conference was held today to announce the filing of a new lawsuit today, as we represent with co-counsel the mother, father and sister of Halyna Hutchins, who was tragically killed while working on the set of "Rust." Some of her family speak via videotape about their devastating loss.
01.22.23 – Today, on the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade, attorney Gloria Allred held a virtual press conference. In 1973, it was very important to women and girls that the U.S. Supreme Court decided that states could no longer criminalize abortion, because women had a constitutional right of liberty and privacy rooted in the U.S. Constitution. Many celebrated that landmark decision, which now has been reversed by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in June 2022 called Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. That recent decision has now forced women and girls to return to pre-Roe v. Wade days where we had to fight state by state for the right to have legal, safe, affordable and available abortions. On this important anniversary, Gloria Allred will be marching and speaking in Long Beach, California, and urging women to continue to fight for our rights. Joining Ms. Allred at the press conference and at the women’s march is the pro-choice daughter of Jane Roe a.k.a. Norma McCorvey, Melissa Mills.
01.20.23 – Attorney Gloria Allred held a press conference today with the adult children of alleged sex assault victim, Phyllis Golden-Gottlieb, to ask for justice for victims and announce a new development in this matter. Their mother made a confidential police report in 2017 alleging that Les Moonves, a CBS executive, had sexually assaulted her. Her report was leaked by an L.A.P.D. Captain to CBS and Mr. Moonves.
Gloria’s Videos and Press Statements of 2022
11.22.22 – A press conference was held today with our client, Jane Doe, and attorney Gloria Allred. They are challenging Herschel Walker to meet with Jane Doe, the woman that he said recently he did not know even though he had a romantic relationship with her for six years, caused her to become pregnant, and then pressured her to have an abortion even though she wanted to have their baby.
11.18.22 – Today, attorney Gloria Allred held a virtual press conference with her client, Jordyn Stotts, who was one of many victims of David Arthur Riden, who was formerly an Assistant football coach at Los Osos High School in Rancho Cucamonga. Mr. Riden was sentenced today in criminal court. According to the District Attorney of San Bernardino County, "Riden plead guilty to three felony charges, including possession of over 600 images of child sexual assault material, and using a minor to produce child sexual assault material. He additional [sic] pled guilty to secretly photographing a minor. As part of the plea agreement, Riden is facing nine years, four months in state prison as well as lifetime 290 registration as a sex offender. " The District Attorney also stated previously that, "In total, 21 juvenile victims were identified." Mr. Riden was arrested after a hidden camera belonging to him was discovered in the locker room and bathroom used by Los Osos High School girls who were changing their clothes there before, during, or after the girls engaged in high school sports. Ms. Stotts gave an victim impact statement at the sentencing, and afterwards joined Ms. Allred to discuss how she was affected.
10.26.22 – Our client, Jane Doe, spoke at a press conference today with her attorney, Gloria Allred, to allege that she had a romantic, intimate relationship with Herschel Walker and that he drove her to an abortion clinic to have an abortion after she became pregnant as a result of their relationship.
10.20.22 – Today a press conference was held in the Los Angeles office of Attorney Gloria Allred, who was joined by Congressperson Karen Bass, and our client, Jane Doe 48. They discussed the internal report which U.S.C. had done about the many accusations of sexual assault by Dr. George Tyndall, formerly an Ob/Gyn doctor at U.S.C. Mayorial candidate Rick Caruso had been the President of the Board of U.S.C. at that time, and had promised to release this report to the public, but never made good on that promise. Those present discussed this failure, and their message to Mr. Caruso about what victims want in this situation.
10.13.22 – One alleged victim of Cuba Gooding, Jr., Kelsey Harbert, and her attorney, Gloria Allred, held a virtual press conference today after a hearing where Cuba Gooding Jr. appeared in Criminal Court in New York City. Mr. Gooding had previously been charged with criminal acts against three alleged victims, one of which is our client. Reportedly, more than 30 women had contacted the Manhattan D.A.’s office and made accusations against him. Instead of facing trial, however, Mr. Gooding was offered and accepted a plea in lieu of trial. Ms. Allred and Ms. Harbert discuss the situation and their thoughts on the outcome.
10.12.22 – Attorney Gloria Allred, her client Jane Doe, and Ms. Allred’s law partner, Christina Cheung, held a virtual press conference today to discuss the lawsuit we filed on behalf of our client against the Thacher School, a well-known, private, residential school in Ojai, California. Thacher has been in the local and national news in the last few years, because of allegations from a number of students going back decades that they had been victims of either rape, sexual assault, or inappropriate conduct by certain faculty members and/or administrators when they attended the school.
09.14.22 – Today justice has been done in the criminal case against R. Kelly in Chicago. Attorney Allred has represented the majority of victims for whom charges were filed in the New York criminal case against the singer.
Happy Women’s Equality Day! Today celebrates the addition of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, suffrage for women. It is often said that in August 1920, women were “given” or “granted” the right to vote in the United States. Nothing could be further from the truth. Suffragists first advocated for women to be afforded the right to vote at a women’s rights meeting in 1848. From that point until 1920, they marched for it, lobbied for it, raised money to support their cause, spoke out anywhere and everywhere in support of it, organized and fought for it, until they won it. It is an insult to their persistence, to their courage, and the many sacrifices they made, to assert that they were given or granted the right to vote. Always remember that women fought for it, and they won it, and herstory was made when suffrage for women was added to the U.S. Constitution in 1920. Always honor their hard won victory by voting in every election for candidates who are pro-choice, and who support equal rights for women.
08.11.22 – Beauty Pageant Victory for Women’s Rights! Women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred, Andrea Quiroga (Ms. Allred’s client who challenged the rule), and Veronika Didusenko (Miss Ukraine 2018, who has worked to end the rule), held a press conference today on their recent challenge of the discriminatory policy of a rule in many beauty pageants regarding whether a woman has had a child and how it affects her eligibility to be a contestant, and the positive outcome which followed.
05.12.22 – New York – A press conference was held today featuring Safe Horizon CEO Liz Roberts, women’s rights attorney, Gloria Allred, Evelyn Yang, Drew Dixon and others to tell the New York State Assembly, “You have 9 days left to pass the Adult Survivors Act.” Please see Ms. Allred’s statement here.
04.15.22 – Attorney Gloria Allred commented on the sentencing of Stephen Shipps, former UNCSA faculty member who was sentenced in federal court after he pled guilty to one count of sex trafficking a minor. Three of her clients in our lawsuit against UNCSA spoke to law enforcement in this criminal case.
03.09.22 – Attorney Gloria Allred held a press conference today to announce a challenge to the rules of the Miss Universe beauty pageant and the rules of the Miss World beauty pageant. The rules of both pageants clearly discriminate against women who have been pregnant and have given birth. She was joined by Andrea Quiroga and Veronika Didusenko.
03.08.22 – Today, on International Women’s Day, women’s rights attorney, Gloria Allred, held a press conference with Veronika Didusenko, who was crowned Miss Ukraine 2018. Veronika was able to flee Putin’s war on Ukraine with her son. They talk about their harrowing journey, and how they feel President Biden and the United States can help the people of Ukraine.
- Statement of attorney Gloria Allred
- Statement of Veronika Didusenko
- Video showing military helicopters in the sky above Ukraine taken by Veronika
- Photo 1 of Veronika and her son on their journey
- Photo 2 of Veronika and her son on their journey
- Photo 3 of Veronika and her son on their journey
- Photo 4 of Veronika and her son on their journey
- Photo 5 of Veronika and her son on their journey
- Photo of Veronika Didusenko (Credit: Karl Larsen)
- Video of the press conference
03.07.22 – Statement of Attorney Gloria Allred regarding the U.S. Supreme Court decision to decline to review the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision vacating the judgement of the criminal conviction of Bill Cosby.
01.13.22 – Safe Horizon, the nation’s largest and leading victims service agency, held a press conference with lawmakers and survivors to discuss and advocate for the New York legislature to move forward and pass the Adult Survivors Act without delay. The need for this law to be passed is clear for adult sexual assault survivors of adult sexual abuse to get justice in a court of law. Attorney Gloria Allred was among those who spoke, along with her client, Lisa Gentile.
Archived Videos & Statements
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