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11.25.22 Town & Country - Dodi Al Fayed's Ex-Girlfriend Kelly Fisher Sued Him Days Before His Death. Season five of The Crown introduces viewers to Dodi Al Fayed, who tragically died alongside Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997. However, it's unclear how serious the two were: Princess Diana had just broken up with Hasnat Khan, a British Pakistani heart surgeon whom she reportedly called the "love of her life." Fayed, too, was previously linked to California model Kelly Fisher, and Fisher said that the two were engaged when he started courting Diana. In early August 1997, represented by lawyer Gloria Allred, Fisher filed a lawsuit against Fayed, claiming that they were set to be wed on August 9 and they had a contractual agreement.
11.24.22 Daily Mail - Cuba Gooding Jr. insists he is '100% changed' since admitting to forcibly touching woman in first interview after guilty plea. Gooding Jr. previously pleaded guilty to one-count of forcible touching. The charge was in relation to a 2018 incident with a waitress at TAO in New York City. That woman was not in court on Thursday but another victim, Kelsey Harbert, represented by attorney Gloria Allred, was. Kelsey was the woman whose breast he fondled at the Magic Hour Rooftop in New York City in 2019. He was never charged over that incident - a decision that outraged Harbert, who told reporters on Thursday that she was robbed of justice.
11.22.22 Daily News - Herschel Walker abortion accuser challenges Senate candidate: 'tell me to my face that you don't know me'. That woman, identified only as Jane Doe, made her dare during a Tuesday press conference with lawyer Gloria Allred, who said she has "overwhelming evidence" Walker had a relationship with her client. The proof allegedly includes letters, photos, audio recordings and witness testimony. In one of those recordings, Walker seemingly refers to himself as a "stud farm."
11.22.22 Patch - 'Look Me In The Eye And Deny Knowing Me': Herschel Walker Accuser. "Herschel, I never thought you would deny knowing me or our relationship," the woman, identified only as Jane Doe, said through tears at a news conference with attorney Gloria Allred. "Are you really willing to do anything, including lying to the voters in Georgia, to become a senator?"
11.22.22 Reuters - A woman who alleges that U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker pressured her into having an abortion in 1993 on Tuesday challenged the Republican, who has said he opposes abortion with no exceptions, to meet her publicly before next month's Georgia run-off election. The woman, who appeared at a news conference with attorney Gloria Allred but withheld her name, issued the challenge two weeks ahead of the Dec. 6 run-off contest in which Walker hopes to unseat Democratic U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock.
11.22.22 People - Herschel Walker Abortion Accuser Releases New Evidence, Including Voice Messages: 'I Am Telling the Truth' "Mr. Walker, do you deny that it is your voice on the following audio recordings?" attorney Gloria Allred asked in a press conference, before playing potentially implicating soundbites.
11.22.22 The Washington Post - A second woman who accused Georgia Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker of pressuring her to have an abortion on Tuesday criticized the former football player for dismissing her claims and called for him to publicly meet with her ahead of the Dec. 6 runoff election. The woman, identified as Jane Doe, participated in a news conference with high-profile attorney Gloria Allred.
11.22.22 The Cut - The Herschel Walker Campaign Keeps Getting Messier. The second woman to accuse Walker of pressuring her to have an abortion (known as Jane Doe) challenged him to respond to her directly. Per People, Jane Doe's attorney Gloria Allred told reporters at a press conference that Walker and her unnamed client were romantically involved for 6 years - from 1987 to 1993. Allred also said that she and Jane Doe had collected "evidence" of a romantic relationship, including "letters, audio recordings, diaries, cards, notes, photos, and a declaration from a friend."
11.22.22 Insider - A 2nd woman who said Herschel Walker forced her to have an abortion said he has caused 'collateral damage' with his denial of their relationship. "All I can do is tell the truth and I am telling the truth and Walker knows I am telling the truth," the woman, who goes by Jane Doe in an effort to protect her identity, said during a Tuesday press conference led by her attorney, Gloria Allred.
11.22.22 The Guardian - Herschel Walker accuser comes forward with fresh relationship claims. Woman who says she was pressured into abortion by Republican Senate hopeful presents unseen letters, audio and diary entries. At a press conference in Los Angeles organized by her lawyer, Gloria Allred, the anonymous woman known only as Jane Doe came forward anew with a raft of fresh materials. She said she was doing so because when she first aired her allegations last month "and told the truth, he denied that he knew that I existed".
11.21.22 Daily Mail - 'Sick' California high school football coach is sentenced to nine years in prison after hiding camera disguised as phone charger inside girls' locker room to spy on students getting changed. Gloria Allred, the lawyer representing the nearly 50 victims in this case, has spoken publicly about how Riden's sentence falls short for many of the victims and their families. 'Many parents and their daughters have been on an emotional roller coaster,' she said at a news conference.
11.21.22 Radar Online - A California high school coach received a 9-year prison sentence after he was found guilty of placing a camera in the girls' locker room, RadarOnline.com has learned. Riden was found guilty of photographing at least 21 students through his use of hidden cameras in the high school locker room. One of his victims, Jordyn Stotts, spoke alongside her attorney, Gloria Allred, after the sentencing on Friday, November 18.
11.20.22 Fox News - Former California high school football coach sentenced to 9 years for placing camera in girls' locker room. David Arthur Riden, who worked at Los Osos High School, pleaded guilty last month to possession of over 600 images of child sexual assault material, using a minor to produce child sexual assault material, and secretly photographic a minor. One of his victims, Jordyn Stotts, spoke out publicly alongside attorney Gloria Allred on Friday.
11.18.22 Associated Press - A former Southern California high school football coach who secretly photographed nearly two dozen students in a girls locker room was sentenced Friday to nine years and four months in prison. David Arthur Riden, a former assistant varsity football coach at Los Osos High School in Rancho Cucamonga, also will be registered for life as a sex offender. Attorney Gloria Allred, who is representing nearly 50 alleged victims in a damage claim, said Friday that some parents felt the sentence was disappointingly short. "Many parents and their daughters have been on an emotional roller coaster," she said at a news conference.
11.18.22 Elle - Who Was Dodi Fayed's Ex-Girlfriend, Kelly Fisher? The brief romance of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed has been glamorized for over 25 years. What's so frequently left out of the narrative, which is explored on the fifth season of The Crown, is the existence of a third party. While Dodi was embarking on a very high profile relationship with Diana, Kelly Fisher, a model originally from Kentucky, was trying desperately to figure out what was going on. Any secrecy about Dodi and Diana's relationship went out the window when the Sunday Mirror published a photo of them kissing on Aug. 10. Days later, Fisher, represented by lawyer Gloria Allred, filed a breach of contract lawsuit against Dodi.
11.18.22 ABC 7 - Victim in Los Osos High hidden cam scandal speaks out. Publicly revealing her name for the first time, Jordan Stotts is speaking out, knowing that images of her were found on a hidden camera placed inside a girls locker room and bathroom by a former Los Osos High School assistant football coach David Riden. "You truly destroyed my life. Once I was a girl who could take on anything. Now I'm a girl who's scared and doesn't know what to do," she said. Stotts is now part of a lawsuit filed against the Rancho Cucamonga school and the district. Attorney Gloria Allred represents 48 different victims in the lawsuit.
11.18.22 Insider - Season five of "The Crown" ushers in American model and actor Kelly Fisher and Egyptian multimillionaire and film producer Dodi Fayed, the man Princess Diana was romantically linked to when she died in a car crash. In 1997, Fisher learned alongside the rest of the world that Fayed was rumored to be romantically involved with Princess Diana. A few days later, Fisher reportedly filed a lawsuit against Fayed for breach of contract. In a press conference in Los Angeles, Fisher's lawyer Gloria Allred argued that "Miss Fisher loved, trusted, and believed in Mr. Fayed."
11.18.22 Fox 11 News - Ex-Inland Empire high school football coach admits to secretly recording girls in bathrooms, locker room. After reaching a plea agreement, David Arthur Riden was sentenced to nine years and four months in jail and will become a lifetime registered sex offender. Attorney Gloria Allred is representing 48 young victims in the case and filed a lawsuit against the Inland Empire high school as well as the Chaffey Joint High School District. Allred said the parents and their daughters are outraged and believe he is deserving of a longer sentence.
11.17.22 Los Angeles Times - After a month of harrowing testimony from women who say they were raped by the most powerful man in Hollywood, Los Angeles prosecutors rested their case against Harvey Weinstein on Thursday. The final accuser to take the stand against Weinstein was actress and model Natassia Malthe, who described a 2008 attack inside a London hotel after the British Academy Film Awards. For several hours Wednesday, Malthe - who publicly accused Weinstein of assault in 2017 with her attorney, Gloria Allred, at her side - talked through her troubling years-long dynamic with the mogul.
11.17.22 Law & Crime - Model Natassia Malthe Testifies Harvey Weinstein Raped Her in 2008 After She Told Him, 'I Don't Do The Casting Couch Thing'. A 48-year-old model and actress from Norway, Malthe described an encounter she first discussed publicly at an October 2017 press conference after news broke of alleged sexual misconduct by Weinstein. As her lawyer Gloria Allred watched from the gallery, Malthe testified about watching the woman perform oral sex on Weinstein and watching them have intercourse.
11.17.22 Bounding Into Comics - Alec Baldwin "Seeks To Clear His Name," Files Lawsuit Accusing 'Rust' Crew Members Of Being Responsible For On-Set Shooting. The cross-complaint accuses four of the defendants in Rust script supervisor Mamie Mitchell's previously filed lawsuit against Baldwin of negligence and indemnification. While Mitchell has not yet made any comments regarding the actor's cross-complaint suit, her lawyer, noted feminist Gloria Allred, responded to Baldwin's legal suit by describing it as "a shameful attempt to shift the blame to others, just as he has done since he fired the fatal shot which killed Ms. Hutchins."
11.17.22 The Courier Mail - Harvey Weinstein 'demanded rape victim have a threesome with him', court hears. Norwegian actress Natassia Malthe said she walked in on the disgraced producer and another woman at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills in April 2008. Testifying at Weinstein's sexual assault trial, the model-turned-actress said she was tricked into going to the former big shot producer's hotel suite under the guise he would talk to her about a movie part. Ms. Malthe is represented by attorney Gloria Allred.
11.13.22 Los Angeles Times - Capt. Hollywood: The ex-LAPD boss who tipped off CBS to Moonves assault claim. New York Atty. Gen. Letitia James recently revealed that five years ago, Palka tipped off CBS executives to the existence of a confidential complaint. James' report came five years after Phyllis Golden-Gottlieb, then 81, walked into the Hollywood station to report that Moonves had sexually assaulted her in the mid-1980s. She was inspired by the #MeToo movement, which reached a peak in the autumn of 2017 after the New York Times and New Yorker magazine published accounts of abuse by former film producer Harvey Weinstein. Ms. Gottlieb was represented by Attorney Gloria Allred.
11.11.22 USA Today - Decades of abuse uncovered but unpunished at exclusive California private school. Why no one has been or likely will be punished after a report revealed a long history of predatory grooming and sexual misconduct involving dozens of girls. Police identified nearly 100 cases of misconduct at The Thacher School in Ojai with allegations ranging from pervasive sexual harassment to rape, and those accused include teachers, coaches and the highest authority at the school. Last month, high-profile attorney Gloria Allred announced that she was representing one victim and that she had filed a lawsuit against The Thacher School accusing the institution of negligence.
11.10.22 USA Today - Gloria Allred talks the importance and impact of civil suits in cases of sexual abuse. When it comes to civil litigation, high-profile attorney Gloria Allred says it can have a big impact on survivors of sex abuse.
11.07.22 Variety - Harvey Weinstein's Attorney Questions if Jane Doe Is 'Actually Sure' Sexual Assault Ever Occurred. Lauren Young - who is known in this case as Jane Doe #2 - has alleged that Weinstein masturbated in front of her and groped her breasts after cornering her in a hotel bathroom during a business meeting that was planned to take place in a hotel lobby. Following Young's cross-examination by Weinstein's defense, her attorney, Gloria Allred, issued a statement to the Variety, praising her client as a "hero."
11.05.22 Los Angeles Times - LAPD cover-up of claims against ex-CBS boss Moonves highlights challenges for abuse victims. The Moonves cover-up began hours after Phyllis Golden-Gottlieb, 81, walked into the LAPD's Hollywood station Nov. 10, 2017, to report that Moonves had sexually assaulted her in the 1980s. That night, LAPD Capt. Cory Palka called a CBS executive to alert him to the existence of the report. "It is shocking that a high-level captain in the LAPD decided to reveal a victim's complaint, and chose to help a big corporation at the expense of a woman who alleged to law enforcement that she had been sexually assaulted," said lawyer Gloria Allred, who represented Golden-Gottlieb.
11.05.22 The Root - The Sad Irony of Herschel Walker's Fake Police Badge. This ridiculous Senate hopeful has a history of abusive and hypocritical behavior. Walker's allegations of abuse are well-reported, but they have not been made a focus. We have at least been made aware that Walker is a hypocrite after one woman revealed in addition to having a son with him, he paid for her to terminate a separate pregnancy. On Wednesday, another woman accused Walker of doing the same thing nearly three decades ago, after a yearlongs extramarital affair. The woman did not identify herself but made her allegations by way of a press conference hosted by lawyer Gloria Allred.
11.04.22 Associated Press - Los Angeles County prosecutors will look into past cases involving a former police captain who allegedly tipped off CBS executive Les Moonves that a woman had filed a confidential police report accusing him of sexual assault, the district attorney's office said Friday. In 2019 Phyllis Golden-Gottlieb, represented by attorney Gloria Allred, reported to police in the Hollywood Division that she had been sexually assaulted by Moonves in 1986. Within hours, Palka tipped off CBS and later met personally with Moonves and another CBS executive, the New York AG's report said.
11.03.22 AP - Former LAPD captain probed in tipoff to CBS chief. Prosecutors said retired captain Cory Palka leaked a sexual assault victim's confidential police report to the accused, former CBS leader Les Moonves. A law enforcement official briefed on the matter confirmed that Phyllis Golden-Gottlieb, who died this summer, was the woman involved in the leak. Ms. Golden-Gottlieb was represented by attorney Gloria Allred.
11.02.22 Mother Jones - How to Understand the Connection Between the Herschel Walker Abortion Stories and His Abuse. The second woman to allege that football star-turned-Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker pressured her to have an abortion. Walker-who supports banning abortion with no exceptions, not even to save the life of the mother-denied Doe's allegations last week, after she first aired them at a press conference with her lawyer Gloria Allred.
11.02.22 Law & Crime - Judge Refuses Alec Baldwin's Request to Dismiss 'Rust' Script Supervisor's Lawsuit: Case Suggests 'Extreme and Outrageous Conduct'. Mamie Mitchell sued Baldwin and his finance company El Dorado Pictures, Inc., for injuries she allegedly sustained when Baldwin "discharged a loaded gun towards" her, the judge's opinion indicates. Celebrity attorney Gloria Allred is representing Mitchell.
11.02.22 Fashion Days Outfits - "Woman who accused Herschel Walker of pressuring her into having abortion says 'honesty matters.'" 'I felt threatened and I thought I had no choice,' said the woman, who has come forward on camera for the first time since making her allegations public at a press conference last week with her attorney, GLORIA ALLRED."
11.02.22 Beverly Press - In the June 7 primary race, less than four points separated Los Angeles County supervisor, 3rd district, candidates Bob Hertzberg and Lindsey Horvath. Now in a run-off for the position in the general election, both candidates have endorsements. Hertzberg has won the support of Gov. Gavin Newsom, U.S. Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger and California state Sen. Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica), while Horvath has the backing of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin, Councilwoman Nithya Raman, Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, Los Angeles County Assessor Jeff Prang, and activists Gloria Allred and Jane Fonda.
11.02.22 The Outlook - A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has ruled that 'Rust' script supervisor Mamie Mitchell can pursue her negligence and other claims against Hollywood star Alec Baldwin, who fired a loaded gun on the New Mexico set of the indie Western last year that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounded director Joel Souza. "We are very happy that we won, and that the Court permitted us, over the objection of Alec Baldwin, to proceed in our lawsuit against him on our theories of assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligence," said Gloria Allred, one of Mitchell's attorneys in the case.
11.01.22 Axios - The second woman who alleged that Herschel Walker, the Republican nominee in Georgia's Senate race, pressured her into having an abortion said Tuesday that she felt "threatened." "He was very clear that he did not want me to have the child," the woman, who was identified by attorney Gloria Allred as "Jane Doe," said in an exclusive ABC News interview, which aired Tuesday on "Good Morning America."
11.01.22 Washington Examiner - The second woman to accuse Georgia senatorial candidate Herschel Walker of paying for her abortion showed her face during an interview but still asked to be referred to as "Jane Doe." "Herschel Walker looked the American people in the eye after she spoke out last week and said it was a lie, both women were liars," Doe's lawyer, Gloria Allred, said during the interview. "And she's now looking American people in the eye, and she's telling her truth."
11.01.22 ABC News - Breaking story today with our client Jane Doe and her attorney Gloria Allred, with an in person interview with Juju Chang and our client. Our client speaks about her past relationship with Herschel Walker, and the abortion she said he pressured her to have in 1993, as well as showing some of the evidence that she has from that time. Video: 6:33 minutes
10.26.22 The Daily Beast - New Woman Alleges Herschel Walker Urged Her to Have Abortion. High-profile attorney Gloria Allred hosted a press conference Wednesday with an anonymous woman who says the football star turned GOP Senate candidate personally drove her to a clinic in the 1990s to have an abortion against her wishes.
10.26.22 New York Magazine - 'Herschel Took Advantage of Me,' Says Second Abortion Accuser. In a press conference held by celebrity attorney Gloria Allred on Wednesday in Los Angeles, the anonymous woman claimed that, when she was carrying his child, he demanded she terminate her pregnancy, going so far as to take her to an abortion clinic to see it through. "I don't to believe Herschel is morally fit to be a U.S. senator, and that is the reason I am speaking up and providing proof," she said.
10.25.22 The Daily Beast - Harvey Weinstein Accusers Are Furious His Lawyer Called Gov's Partner 'Bimbo'. Gloria Allred, a prominent lawyer who has represented several Weinstein accusers, seemed to agree, telling The Daily Beast that Werksman's opening statements articulated "some of the most common rape myths, gender stereotypes, and misogynistic language ever heard in a courtroom."
10.25.22 Los Angeles Times - Ambyr Childers seeks restraining order against ex-husband Randall Emmett. In her legal documents, Childers also extensively cites a June Times investigation that included allegations of inappropriate behavior with women. In the June story, the Times detailed how Emmett allegedly offered numerous women money in exchange for their silence regarding their sexual relationships with him. Last January, Emmett was sent a settlement agreement by Gloria Allred stipulating he would pay about $200,000 to a Allred's client, an actor who claimed the producer made her perform sexual favors to receive acting work from him.
10.24.22 L.A. Times - Harvey Weinstein faces sexual assault and rape charges as L.A. trial begins. While the 11 criminal counts against Weinstein were based on the allegations of five women, Thompson made no mention to jurors of Jane Doe No. 5 on Monday, raising the prospect that she has decided not to testify. Four of the 11 counts against Weinstein stem from allegations made by Jane Doe No. 5, court records show. A spokeswoman for the district attorney's office, said no charges had been dropped as of Monday but declined to explain why Jane Doe No. 5 was not mentioned during the hearing. The woman's attorney, Gloria Allred, referred all questions to prosecutors.
10.24.22 The Guardian - Harvey Weinstein's new trial begins in LA with multiple women to testify. Disgraced Hollywood producer denies accusations from five women who say he abused them between 2004 and 2013. Weinstein was indicted on 11 counts overall, but four of those counts - including two counts of rape and two of sexual assault - involved the woman who was not included in the prosecution's opening statement. Gloria Allred, an attorney for Jane Doe 5, declined to comment on the omission, the Los Angeles Times reported.
10.24.22 The Daily Beast - Harvey Weinstein's Defense Calls Jennifer Siebel Newsom 'Just Another Bimbo'. Prosecutors said Monday that former actress Jennifer Siebel Newsom was one of five Jane Does whose allegations factor into the criminal case and that she was expected to testify against Weinstein after he allegedly raped her in 2004 or 2005. Weinstein, who was wearing a navy suit and glasses, occasionally looked at Gloria Allred, a lawyer representing several of his accusers, who was sitting in the gallery.
10.24.22 BuzzFeed News - Prosecutors In Harvey Weinstein's Second Rape Trial Opened With Gutting Testimony From His Alleged Victims, Which Defense Attorneys Promised To Make "Evaporate" Under Scrutiny. Throughout the two-month trial, the jury will hear from eight women who were assaulted by Weinstein in Los Angeles, despite the fact that the district attorney's office has previously said that nine women would testify. There was no mention of Jane Doe 5 in the prosecution's opening arguments. Gloria Allred, an attorney for Jane Doe 5, declined to comment on the omission, according to the Los Angeles Times.
10.20.22 Fox 11 Los Angeles - Los Angeles mayoral candidate Karen Bass and attorney Gloria Allred are calling on Rick Caruso to "take accountability" and "come clean" in regard to his role in the George Tyndall / USC sexual abuse scandal. "He raised the hopes of victims, who simply wanted the truth," Allred said. "But then he cruelly broke his promise to them later, leaving many of them feeling betrayed by him and the university they represented. My clients want answers from Rick Caruso," Allred said. Allred called on Caruso to take steps to ensure the report is released.
10.20.22 ABC 7 - LA mayor's race: Bass and Caruso continue to exchange barbs over USC scandals. On Thursday, Bass asked Caruso to release the report of an investigation by the law firm O'Melveny and Myers into the actions of Dr. George Tyndall, a former USC campus gynecologist accused of sexually abusing hundreds of patients. In 2018, Caruso allegedly told reporters he would release it, but that hasn't happened. At Bass' Thursday press conference, she was joined by lawyer Gloria Allred, who represented 72 of Tyndall's victims and has endorsed Bass. Allred claims making the report public would help her clients heal, but Caruso maintains it would have the opposite effect.
10.20.22 CBS Los Angeles - LA Mayoral candidates continue to trade jabs as race tightens. Like Caruso, Bass was also out fighting for votes Thursday, joined by renowned attorney Gloria Allred, who represented a number of sexual assault victims of former University of Southern California gynecologist George Tyndall, who faces dozens of charges. The two blasted Caruso for failing to make a report public that detailed Tyndall's crimes while he was member of the university's board.
10.20.22 Fox 11 News - Karen Bass and Gloria Allred held a press conference Thursday to discuss the sexual assault case involving ex-USC gynecologist George Tyndall. The press conference came in the wake of LA Times' bombshell report discussing Mayoral candidate Rick Caruso testifying and answering questions on what USC knew about Tyndall back in late 2020. At that time, Caruso was a chair of USC's governing board. In an RSVP invite sent by Bass' campaign team, Allred is expected to "call on Rick Caruso to help victims heal."
10.16.22 AP - As Cuba Gooding Jr.'s forcible touching case faded to black Thursday with no jail time for the movie star, some of the dozens of women who have accused him of groping, unwanted kissing and other inappropriate behavior criticized the outcome as a slap on the wrist - and a slap in the face. "This plea deal feels like a misstep," said Kelsey Harbert, a neuroscience student whose allegation that Gooding groped her at a nightclub led to his 2019 arrest but wasn't part of his guilty plea. Harbert's lawyer, Gloria Allred, called the plea deal "an insult" to Gooding's accusers and a "prosecutorial gift to a celebrity who is undeserving of such an outcome."
10.16.22 The U.S. Sun - Prince Andrew's pals say he needs Ghislaine Maxwell's support from prison 'like a hole in the head'. It comes after Maxwell, 60, called the Duke of York, 62 - who lives at Windsor Lodge with ex-wife Fergie - a "dear friend" in an exclusive Sun on Sunday interview. Maxwell procured young women for paedophile tycoon Jeffrey Epstein. Lawyer Gloria Allred, who represents Epstein victims, said Maxwell had done Andrew "no favours" by reminding the public of the scandal.
10.13.22 New York Times - Cuba Gooding Jr. Will Serve No Prison Time After Plea in Sex Abuse Case. The actor pleaded guilty to a single harassment charge after three women accused him of unwanted touching. A score of similar stories emerged after his arrest. Another woman, Kelsey Harbert, addressed the court in person, saying that "in many ways" the plea agreement with Mr. Gooding "felt like a betrayal." A lawyer representing Ms. Harbert, Gloria Allred, also spoke outside the courthouse. Read Allred's statement here.
10.13.22 CNN - Cuba Gooding Jr. avoids jail time after complying with plea deal in forcible touching case. Gooding previously pleaded guilty in April to a misdemeanor charge of forcibly touching a woman at a New York City nightclub in 2018. He also admitted to two other incidents of non-consensual contact in October 2018 and June 2019. One of Gooding's accusers, Kelsey Harbert, spoke outside court after Thursday's hearing, telling reporters that the actor's actions "tug at [her] sense of peace every single day." Gloria Allred, Harbert's attorney, said she will discuss with Harbert whether to pursue a civil lawsuit against Gooding, but said no decision will be made Thursday.
10.13.22 Deadline - Cuba Gooding Jr. Gets No Jail Time After Guilty Plea In Sexual Abuse Case. Gooding replaced his misdemeanor plea with a plea to a noncriminal harassment violation and faces no additional penalties. Attorney Gloria Allred, who represents a woman who is suing Cuba Gooding Jr. in a civil case that alleges a 2013 sexual assault, said today after the actor's plea deal that she will pursue the civil case in federal court. Read Allred's full statement here.
10.13.22 Law & Crime - Victim Calls Plea Deal Celebrity Special Treatment as Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. Avoids Jail in Sexual Abuse Case. "After three long years of trying to hold Mr. Gooding Jr. accountable for forcibly touching my breast without my consent - having my day in court taken from me is more devastating than words can convey," Kelsey Harbert said. "Nonetheless, all I can do now is speak about how Mr. Gooding's actions impacted me and continue to impact me to this day." Harbert provided a copy of her remarks to a reporters after a Zoom press conference with her lawyer, Gloria Allred.
10.09.22 Transcontinental Times - Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced film producer, is scheduled to go on trial in Los Angeles on Monday, nearly five years after bombshell reports of sexual assault involving five different women jeopardized and eventually ended his career. Gloria Allred, who represents three women testifying in the forthcoming trial, said in an interview with Variety, "It's about seeking justice for them," she said of the women who have been affected.
10.09.22 The Guardian - New Weinstein trial to begin in Los Angeles, five years after bombshell reports. Disgraced producer, already poised to spend life in prison, faces 11 additional sexual assault charges. Gloria Allred, who represents three women testifying in the forthcoming trial, said in an interview with Variety, "There is no limit to the number of prosecutions that are appropriate, if there is sufficient evidence to justify a prosecution elsewhere of the same defendant."
10.07.22 New Age Entertainment - Harvey Weinstein's next sexual assault trial is set to begin Monday in Los Angeles, almost exactly five years after allegations of sexual misconduct against the Hollywood mogul helped launch the #MeToo era. Gloria Allred, who represents multiple Weinstein accusers, said it was important that alleged victims in Los Angeles 'have their day in court.'
10.05.22 Los Angeles Times - 'Rust' criminal probe will continue, D.A. says, after Alec Baldwin settles lawsuit with family of cinematographer killed. Gloria Allred, attorney for script supervisor Mamie Mitchell, who has a pending suit against the producers, said her client is "very happy that Halyna's son and family have reached a settlement that they believe is fair to them. However, Mamie will continue her pursuit of justice in her civil case, and she will also be willing to testify in a criminal case if one is filed."
10.05.22 Variety - Five Years After #MeToo Ignited a Global Reckoning, Harvey Weinstein Is Back on Trial - As Hollywood Continues to Untangle Its Web of Bad Behavior. Allred will represent three women testifying in Weinstein's upcoming L.A. trial. She says even though the convicted rapist is already imprisoned, this next trial is crucial because every woman deserves her day in court. "It's about seeking justice for them," she says.
10.05.22 The Wrap - Alec Baldwin and the production team of "Rust" reached a settlement in the wrongful death lawsuit of Halyna Hutchins on Wednesday. In the agreement, the movie established a date to return to production, and got a new executive producer - Hutchins' widowed husband. Baldwin and the producers on "Rust" face at least one other civil lawsuit in relation to "Rust" that was brought by Mamie Mitchell, the film's script supervisor. In a statement, her attorney Gloria Allred said they will continue to pursue their own civil case and will be willing to testify should a criminal case be filed but also added that she will not be returning to the set once production on "Rust" resumes.
10.05.22 NBC News - Alec Baldwin settles lawsuit with family of cinematographer killed on 'Rust' set. A live round fired from a gun held by Baldwin fatally wounded Halyna Hutchins last October. Mamie Mitchell, the script supervisor who witnessed the fatal shooting, won't return to "Rust" as she pursues her own civil suit against producers. "She is too traumatized to return to that set, because Mamie was standing next to Halyna Hutchins when Halyna was shot and killed," Mitchell's lawyer Gloria Allred said in a statement.
09.28.22 Los Angeles Times - Bill Cosby was denied a new trial in a civil lawsuit in which a jury found that he sexually abused Judy Huth when she was a teenager in 1975. In June, she was awarded $500,000 in damages. In his ruling, Santa Monica Superior Court Judge Craig D. Karlan explained why Cosby's appeal was denied, writing that the actor "has failed to establish he received an unfair trial or that insufficient evidence existed to establish his liability for plaintiff's harm." Huth is represented by Allred, Maroko & Goldberg.
09.28.22 Deadline - Bill Cosby Denied Retrial In 1970s Playboy Mansion Sexual Assault Case. "We believe that Mr. Cosby must be bitterly disappointed with the outcome, but that won't change the Judge's decision," noted Huth's lawyer Allred today. "The jury found that Bill Cosby was responsible for sexual battery of a child. Child sexual abuse is reprehensible. Mr. Cosby should take responsibility, rather than continuing to fight the jury's verdict which our law firm, (Allred, Maroko & Goldberg) fought for and won."
09.28.22 IMDB - Bill Cosby and his lawyers were denied a request for a retrial in the sexual assault case tied to an incident from the 1970s at the Playboy Mansion, according to a ruling from a Los Angeles Superior Court judge from Tuesday. Cosby in June lost a lawsuit brought by plaintiff Judy Huth, who had alleged that Cosby sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion in 1975, when she was 16 years old. Huth is represented by Allred, Maroko & Goldberg.
09.28.22 The Week - Judge rejects Bill Cosby's request for a new trial in sexual assault case. A judge on Tuesday denied the disgraced comedian a new trial in the civil case brought by Judy Huth, according to Variety. In June, a California jury found Cosby sexually assaulted Huth at the Playboy Mansion in 1975, when she was 16 years old. Cosby wasn't facing criminal charges, as this was a civil case, but the jury awarded Huth $500,000 in damages. Huth is represented by Allred, Maroko & Goldberg.
09.28.22 KRON 4 - 20 years later, trans teen's murder still spurs calls for change. Sylvia Guerrero's daughter Gwen Araujo would be 37 years old next month, but her life was cut short 20 years ago when she was brutally killed by a gang of four men in the East Bay after they found out she was transgender. The trial of Araujo's killers helped drive California laws banning the gay and trans "panic defense" in similar cases; but the anniversary comes just after the Human Rights Campaign recorded a record number of killings of transgender Americans: 50. Gloria Allred represented Ms. Guerrero during the trial.
09.28.22 Bay Area Reporter - Gwen Araujo remembered 20 years after brutal murder. Sylvia Guerrero, whose transgender daughter was killed 20 years ago October 4, said, "If I had an LGBTQ child now, I'd still be worried, just as I was for Gwen at the time." According to the Human Rights Campaign, at least 50 trans people were killed in 2021, a record number. So far this year, the national LGBTQ rights organization states on its website, at least 30 trans people have been killed. Ms. Guerrero was represented by Gloria Allred.
09.22.22 Attorney Gloria Allred announced her endorsement of Congressmember Karen Bass for Mayor of Los Angeles. Ms. Allred joined Rep. Bass' press conference today, and discussed values she believes are important in our next mayor and Ms. Bass holds. Please see Gloria Allred's statement.
09.21.22 The Guardian - The University of Toledo faces Title IX complaints over failure to address allegations against women's soccer coach "Educational institutions that allow coaches to continue to work and interact with student athletes after learning of sexual abuse allegations against them are exposing themselves to the risk that they acted with deliberate indifference in violation of Title IX," Christina Cheung, a partner with Gloria Allred in the law firm of Allred, Maroko & Goldberg, told the Guardian.
09.14.22 People TV - The Story of the Royals (Parts 1 & 2) This special two-part event documents the fascinating lives of the British royal family. We'll showcase the key figures in the line of succession - Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince George - while also capturing the excitement of Harry and Meghan's wedding, and the birth of William and Kate's third child, Louis. Featuring Gloria Allred, Jess Cagle, Chris Connelly, Rebecca Jarvis, and more, "The Story of The Royals" will capture the mystique of the monarchy through its many loves, losses, extravagances, challenges and charms.
09.02.22 Variety - A new docuseries is bringing the Hammer allegations back into the spotlight. "House of Hammer" from Discovery+ puts the camera on Hammer's female accusers, who now come forward to share the abuse they claim to have endured. Gloria Allred, the famed attorney and women's rights activist who represents the woman who accused Hammer of rape, also sits down for an interview in "House of Hammer." Her client, known as Effie, was the woman behind the anonymous "House of Effie" Instagram account that initially published screenshots of alleged texts with the actor, which made the entire situation known to the world. Effie's complaint is what launched the LAPD investigation into Hammer.
09.02.22 The Hollywood Reporter - Armie Hammer Docuseries 'House of Hammer' Explores Cannibalism, Abuse Allegations and Family Trauma. THR recaps the biggest moments from the three-part Discovery+ docuseries. Episode 1 includes Effie Angelova who was the first to step forward with accusations and lodged the most serious accusations by claiming that Armie raped and abused her during a four-year affair. She retained attorney Gloria Allred.
09.02.22 L.A. Times - They set out to find the truth about Armie Hammer - and enraged an accuser in the process. But as "House of Hammer" debuts this weekend, the woman whose claims launched the ongoing LAPD investigation says the project is doing more to harm Hammer's alleged victims than to help them. Effie, a 26-year-old European woman who declined to give her last name due to concerns about harassment, said in a March 2021 press conference held by her lawyer, Gloria Allred, that Hammer "violently raped" her.
08.29.22 AmoMama - Sydney Brooke Simpson Always Escaped the Spotlight - Where is OJ Simpson's Daughter Now? OJ, born Orenthal James Simpson, was accused of killing his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ron Goldman in 1994. Gloria Allred represented the Brown family in order to advise them as they proceeded through the criminal justice system, and to assist them with the issues that would come up along the way.
08.24.22 PIX 11 - Harvey Weinstein granted appeal after NYC conviction on rape charge. Weinstein was originally found guilty in Manhattan Criminal Court in February of 2020. He was convicted for forcibly performing oral sex on a TV and film production assistant, Mimi Haley, in 2006 and raping an aspiring actress in 2013. Ms. Haley was represented by Attorney Gloria Allred at the trial.
08.23.22 New York Times - Elizabeth Williams is a courtroom artist with a canny eye for style. A former fashion illustrator, she is tasked with rendering charged portraits of accused killers, mob chieftains, white collar criminals, sex offenders and, as often, their alleged victims, with a measure of fidelity and journalistic flair. "She wore a black-and-white power suit, double-breasted and very graphic, with big lapels outlined in white. You could say she was making a statement." Ms. Williams could have been describing an uptown matron smartly turned out for lunch at Sant Ambroeus. But the subject was Gloria Allred, the women's rights lawyer, whose image she captured in June as Ms. Allred stood in a federal courtroom in Manhattan awaiting sentencing of the singer R. Kelly for racketeering and sex trafficking.
08.21.22 Gurvey's Law - Listen to Gloria Allred's interview with Alan Gurvey at 22:50 minutes. They are joined by Miss Ukraine 2018, Veronika Didusenko, and Andrea Quiroga. Ms. Didusenko fled her homeland amid Russia's devastating invasion. She came to the U.S. and made a public plea at a news conference with Ms. Allred for countries to do more to arm her countrymen and women. Ms. Quiroga retained Ms. Allred because she wanted to change the Miss Universe rules that did now allow women who are pregnant or have been mothers to compete. They were successful and ended that discriminatory practice.
08.19.22 Independent - R Kelly is standing trial on child pornography and obstruction of justice charges. The "Bump N' Grind" singer's child pornography trial began in Chicago on Wednesday (17 August). Kelly is already serving a 30-year sentence in New York on federal racketeering and sex trafficking charges. Lawyer Gloria Allred represented many of Kelly's accusers in his first trial.
08.19.22 The Vintage News - Immersive Princess Diana Documentary Includes Intriguing Revelations. One element included in the documentary was that Diana's boyfriend, Dodi Fayed, was engaged to another woman when he first started dating Diana. The two dated for around a month before they were both killed in Paris in August 1997. Initially, Dodi was engaged to an American model, Kelly Fisher, but left her for Diana. In response, Kelly began the process of filing a breach of contract suit against Dodi, but after his death she decided not to peruse things any further. Attorney Gloria Allred represented Kelly Fisher.
08.15.22 WBEZ Chicago - R. Kelly returns to a Chicago courtroom to stand trial for federal child pornography charges after being sentenced to 30 years in prison for sex-trafficking earlier this year. Attorney Gloria Allred represented several victims of R. Kelly at that trial. Reset digs into the trial and how it fits into the larger conversation around gender-based violence and how to stop it.
08.15.22 KBBF Focus - On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court in a 6-3 decision overturned Roe v. Wade. To more deeply explore the impact of this decision along with the legislation, Elaine B. Holtz, the host of "Women's Spaces," interviewed women on the topic. The July 11 show featured attorney and Women's Rights activist Gloria Allred. She was the attorney for Jane Roe in the Roe v. Wade case. Further, she is the founder of the Women's Equal Rights Legal Defense and Education Fund (WERLDEF). Among her many awards and accolades is being named Woman of the Year in 2018 by the National Organization for Women (NOW). The original documentary, "Seeing Allred," chronicles her battles for justice.
08.15.22 CableFreeTV - New Miss Universe Rules: Moms and pregnant women can compete. Beauty contest Miss Universe will allow women who are pregnant or have been mothers to compete in future competitions after a lawyer specializing in gender equality filed a lawsuit in California. "We have fought to end practices that have discriminated against many women in their eyes, and we have achieved a victory not only for women in USA as well as in many other countries," said lawyer Gloria Allred.
08.15.22 TDPel Media - "FBI finishes report on Baldwin 'Rust' shooting." On August 2, sheriff's detectives received the FBI's finished forensic findings on the October 21, 2021 shooting near Santa Fe that happened on the set of the film "Rust" and resulted in the tragic death of Halyna Hutchins and injury to Joel Souza.
08.14.22 NBC Chicago - R Kelly Trial Begins Monday in Chicago, Accuser to Testify. The R&B singer is accused of rigging his 2008 state child pornography trial by threatening and paying off a minor who he allegedly filmed himself having sex with to ensure she wouldn't testify. Kelly, 55, goes into Chicago federal court already sentenced by a New York federal judge to a 30-year prison term for a 2021 conviction on charges he parlayed his fame to sexually abuse other young fans. After the sentencing, attorney Gloria Allred, who represented several of Kelly's victims, spoke out about the heinous nature of his crimes, including knowingly spreading genital herpes and using child pornography to blackmail his victims into compliance.
08.13.22 MEAWW.COM "Just weeks after his death, James Caan's ex reveals he abused her and threatened to put a hit on her mother." Leesa Rowland has claimed to live in fear for nearly 30 years as the ex of actor James Caan, who recently passed away. Ms. Rowland reported abuse and threats from the actor in 1992 after a mutual friend died accidently. Ms. Rowland had women's rights attorney, Gloria Allred, represent her in suing Mr. Caan for physical battery.
08.12.22 The Hollywood Reporter - "Emmy Category Profiles: Documentary or Nonfiction Series and Special." We Need to Talk About Cosby on Showtime - W. Kamau Bell examines the actions and impact of Bill Cosby before and after his sexual assault accusations became public in this project, which has gotten four Emmy nominations. Attorney Gloria Allred is interviewed in part 4.
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. During her remarks, Allred noted that the case is the first to go to trial under California's Child Victims Act, which is part of a nationwide reform movement to help victims of sexual crimes seek justice. The legal reform that adjusted statutes of limitations took effect in 2020. "It's an important message to other survivors of child sexual abuse that you can sue, even decades after you were sexually abused as a child," Allred said. "You do have rights, you do have access to the civil system of justice in order to assert their rights and indicate their rights in a court of law against the person that they accused of sexually assaulting them when they were children."
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 Just Jared - Cardi B & JoJo Siwa Have Tons of Fun at West Hollywood's Pride Parade! Other stars taking part in the parade include Pose star MJ Rodriguez, entertainer Janelle Monae, The Real co-host Loni Love, YouTuber Patrick Starrr, and famed feminist attorney 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 Ebony - Bill Cosby To Stand Trial For Allegedly Groping A Woman When She Was A Teenager. Judy Huth is suing the disgraced comedian for sexual battery, alleging that the incident took place in 1974 when she was 15; she had been visiting the Playboy Mansion where Cosby was a performer and frequent visitor. Gloria Allred, who represents Huth and dozens of Cosby accusers, confirmed that the trial will go forward starting Monday, but had no other comment other than, "We are looking forward to the trial."
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.