12.28.19 The Daily Wire – The Ben Shapiro Show – The Sunday Special “Ep. 83 – Gloria Allred.” Famed women’s rights and discrimination lawyer, Gloria Allred, talks with host Ben Shapiro about how attorney Allred started her career, how she and her firm consider potential cases, the definition of feminism, sexual harassment, sexual assault and discrimination issues, celebrity cases in the news and some recent victories for clients.
12.23.19 The Guardian – “Gloria Steinem meets Gloria Allred: ‘Donald Trump has made us woke’.” Gloria Steinem, feminist icon and activist, and women’s rights attorney, Gloria Allred, meet for a special conversation covering among other topics recent high-profile cases brought by women, the forthcoming U.S. presidential election, attacks on abortion legislature, and the history of women’s rights in the U.S.
12.17.19 The Philadelphia Tribune “Girls High raises the bar on academic excellence.” For 171 years, the Philadelphia High School for Girls, commonly referred to as Girls High, has served as an educational mecca for academically talented young women in Philadelphia. The school was one of the nation’s first public high schools for girls, and it’s students have often gone on to become judges, doctors, lawyers, musicians and entertainers. Some of the alumnae include Gloria Allred, Constance Clayton, Jill Scott and Judith Rodin.
12.16.19 ScaryMommy – “Runner Who Sexually Assaulted Reporter on Air Has Been Arrested.” Tommy Callaway could now face up to a year in jail. The Georgia man who slapped a reporter on her bottom during a live TV broadcast from a Savannah road race, was arrested Friday and charged with misdemeanor sexual battery. The reporter, Alex Bozarjian, is standing on the sidelines at the Enmarket Savannah Bridge Run giving her broadcast. Many runners wave to the camera as they go by. Callaway smacks her as he passes and you can see her face fall as she tries to continue her broadcast. Ms. Bozarjian is represented by attorney Gloria Allred, who stated that “Alex is looking forward to justice in this case.”
12.16.19 The Washington Post as reported in the Midland Reporter Telegram – “Harvey Weinstein says he feels ‘like the forgotten man.’ His accusers are furious.” Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexual misconduct by dozens of women since 2017. The 67-year old Hollywood producer told the New York Post on Friday that his advocacy and support of women in the industry has been eviscerated by the allegations. He complained in this interview that he wanted “this city to recognize who I was instead of what I’ve become.” Attorney Gloria Allred, who represents several Weinstein accusers, said in a statement to ABC News: “Whatever he has done professionally for women may or may not be relevant at the time of sentencing if he is convicted. For now, any attempt by him to recast his tattered reputation or to appear to ask for sympathy will only serve to trigger many of those who allege that they are victims of Mr. Weinstein.” (See Ms. Allred’s full statement under Videos and Statements 12.15.19 on this site).
12.12.19 Spring Hill Insider – “Cosby Prosecutor Wanted to Call 13 Women Accusers. Judge Says He Can Call 1.” A Montgomery County judge ruled Friday that he would allow only one additional accuser to testify at Mr. Cosby’s sexual assault trial. The judge said in his one-page order that he carefully weighed the potential value of calling 12 other women who have alleged that Bill Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted them against the threat that their unproven allegations might prejudice a jury. Attorney Gloria Allred represents the lone accuser whose testimony Judge O’Neill has cleared for trial. In a statement on Friday, Ms. Allred said that “even though [the others] will not be able to testify in this case, they have been very important in the effort to seek justice.”
11.12.19 Casper Courier – “Women’s Hall of Fame inducts Sotomayor, Fonda, Allred.” U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, actress Jane Fonda and attorney Gloria Allred were among the esteemed Class of 2019 inductees at the National Women’s Hall of Fame in September. “I feel this connection, and I always have felt it – even before I knew I was going to be inducted – to the women’s rights pioneers who came before me,” said Allred. “We still have more battles to fight in this war against women,” stated Allred, citing the decades-long push to ratify the proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution.
11.06.19 Associated Press News – “Ginsburg, in book, questions confidential #MeToo agreements.” A new book on Ruth Bader Ginsburg explores the U.S. Supreme Court justice’s thoughts on the #MeToo movement and her hope that non-disclosure agreements “will not be enforced by the courts.” She discussed whether the #MeToo movement will render the secrecy clause obsolete in such cases. Some lawyers who represent women today in sexual misconduct cases, including attorney Gloria Allred, have said that confidential settlement agreements can be essential to securing settlements and protecting their client’s privacy. The reporter stated that Ms. Allred said that she sees no sign that courts will stop enforcing them.
11.04.19 OA Online – “Estrich: Gloria Allred, superlawyer.” Columnist Susan Estrich is also a Professor of Law and Political Science at USC Law Center, and shares her thoughts on the current media discussion about confidential settlements in sexual assault cases and attorney Gloria Allred’s position on it being the client’s choice. Ms. Estrich writes that attorney Gloria Allred has been standing up for women’s rights, decades before the “MeToo” movement, and agrees with her point of view. Ms. Estrich also agrees with Ms. Allred about the New York Times reporters – they may be good reporters, but seem to know almost nothing about confidential settlements and even less about the reason so many victims choose that course.
10.31.19 New York Magazine/Intelligencer – “Why Are Jeffrey Epstein’s Lawyers Still Questioning That He Killed Himself?” In the past two months, conspiracy theories surrounding the death of Jeffrey Epstein remain, despite New York City medical examiner Barbara Sampson’s conclusion that he killed himself on the morning of August 10. According to the article, two in three Americans doubt the results of the official autopsy. Epstein’s attorneys as well as victim representatives seek an investigation into what happened. Attorney Gloria Allred, who represents some of the alleged victims of Mr. Epstein, told the reporter that such a probe is essential “because the system has failed in such a glaring way to provide justice for the victims and real accountability for Epstein.” She also added, “I don’t think that it ends” at the suicide determination. “Ordinarily it might, but because of the massive breakdown in this system, I think that the only neutral option would be the court.”
10.28.19 EFE/Alianza Metropolitan News – “Gloria Allred, scourge of rich and famous sexual predators.” Attorney Gloria Allred spoke with reporter, Jorge Fuentelsaz, about cases she is involved with related to Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby, Jeffrey Epstein and R. Kelly. Ms. Allred told Mr. Fuentelsaz, “All these cases have in common that a predator has abused his power and perhaps betrayed the trust which had been placed in him, and this has gone on for far too long, but the only way that changes is for women to be brave.” English / Spanish
10.16.19 Los Angeles Times – “Gloria Allred says her New York Times critics ‘don’t understand the practice of law.'” Attorney Gloria Allred was interviewed while attending the screening of Lionsgate’s new film “Bombshell,” about the women who called out sexual harassment at Fox News. Ms. Allred was asked about recent press related to confidential settlements. Attorney Allred stated that she never pressures her clients into accepting settlements. Her job, she said, is to outline the benefits and risks of every option, and that the client makes the choice that is best for them. “My job is to put my client first.”
10.14.19 The Hollywood Reporter – “Charlize Theron Talks ‘Complicated’ Megyn Kelly Portrayal at First ‘Bombshell’ Screening.” The new movie, Bombshell, put news reporters Megyn Kelly and Gretchen Carlson at the center of the story about the Fox News reporters who brought forth sexual harassment allegations against founder Roger Ailes, and looks at the complicated nature of the women’s stories. The screening had many celebrity guests, including Andie McDowell, Diane Lane, Cara Delevingne and attorney Gloria Allred. The film stars Nicole Kidman and Charlize Theron.
10.11.19 Beverly Hills Courier – “Beverly Hills Loses Motion in Employment Discrimination Case.” The City of Beverly Hills lost a motion in court this week to narrow down the claims in a lawsuit filed by a 67-year old former Beverly Hills senior recreation supervisor, Cynthia Brynan. The suit alleges she was denied promotions and forced to quit because of her age. Attorney Gloria Allred, co-counsel for Ms. Brynan, stated, “Ms. Brynan was a loyal and dedicated employee of the city of Beverly Hills for decades. Once she reached her early 60’s, the city engaged in familiar tactics to push her out of a job she loved by denying her promotions and treating her poorly. We are happy with the court’s ruling this week….”
10.10.19 KSBY 6 News for Central California – “Third lawsuit filed against former Nipomo girls’ wrestling coach.” A third lawsuit has been filed against the Lucia Mar Unified School District and former coach, Justin Magdaleno, alleging negligent hiring, breach of mandatory duty, sexual harassment, sexual battery, battery, assault, and intentional infliction of emotional distress, filed on behalf of three students who are members of the team. They are being represented by attorney Gloria Allred, who is also representing the plaintiffs in two other lawsuits filed against Magdaleno and the school district in March 2019 and August 2018.
09.24.19 Los Angeles Times – “Opinion: Gloria Allred: Assault victims have every right to keep their trauma and their settlements private.” Attorney Gloria Allred states her views on a victim’s right to choose.
09.14.19 WXXI News – “Women’s Hall of Fame inductions include Sotomayor, Fonda.” U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, actor Jane Fonda and attorney Gloria Allred were among the inductees at the National Women’s Hall of Fame on Saturday. The ceremonies were held at the del Lago Casino & Resort in Waterloo, N.Y. The class of 2019 inducted into the Hall in Seneca Falls also included activist Angela Davis, attorney Sarah Deer, fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, retired Air Force fighter pilot Nicole Malachowski, the late artist and suffragist Rose O’Neill, composer Laurie Spiegel, molecular biologist Flossie Wong-Staal, and the late U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter of New York. “I feel this connection, and I always have felt it – even before I knew I was going to be inducted – to the women’s rights pioneers who came before me”, said Ms. Allred.
09.13.19 13ABC WHAM – “Women’s Hall of Fame honoree Allred speaks about legacy.” Attorney Gloria Allred is part of an esteemed group of this year’s inductees into the National Women’s Hall of Fame this weekend in Seneca Falls, N.Y. Eight living and two deceased honorees will join the 276 women who are in the Hall in Seneca Falls, the birthplace of women’s rights. Gloria Allred spoke to 13WHAM, and talked about how she wants to be remembered.
09.13.19 SAT PRWire “Oracle Co-CEO Mark Hurd Announced A Sick Leave.” Mark Hurd announced his sick leave departure as CEO of Oracle for the past nine years. Hurd was previously at Hewlett Packard for five years, and while there was forced to leave by the Board of Directors due to an accusation of sexual harassment by a client of attorney Gloria Allred.
09.13.19 Spectrum News – “Gloria Allred To Be Inducted to National Women’s Hall of Fame.” Attorney Gloria Allred will be inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, New York this weekend. Cristina Domingues of Spectrum News spoke to Ms. Allred about this high honor. “I’m very humbled by the selection,” she said. “It’s just a shock and surprise to me.”
09.12.19 Dr. Oz show – “True Crime” (Fox) – Dr. Oz speaks with attorney Gloria Allred about musician R. Kelly and the array of multiple sex crime charges he is facing. Ms. Allred discusses aspects of these serious alleged charges, and stated, “I’ve never seen so many charges in so many jurisdictions against one person.” Video: 4:41 minutes
09.07.19 Daily Mail – “Harvey Weinstein sexual assault and rape charges are reduced to just TWO indictments to ‘simplify issues at trial’ after his lawyers argued new counts violated double jeopardy and his New York trial was delayed by four months.” Mr. Weinstein is charged and accused of raping an unnamed woman in 2013 and performing a forcible sex act on production assistant Mimi Haleyi in 2006. Now under one indictment, Weinstein is charged with five counts – two of rape, two of predatory sexual assault and one of a forcible sex act. His trial was delayed and is now scheduled to start January 6. He faces life in prison for two counts of predatory sexual assault. Actress Annabella Sciorra is planning to testify as a witness about claims that Weinstein raped her in 1993. Her attorney, Gloria Allred, relays that Ms. Sciorra spoke to the police because it was ‘in the interest of justice’ despite the stress and anxiety it was causing her. The article relays that prosecutors want to use Ms. Sciorra’s testimony to prove that Weinstein has a pattern of assaulting women.
09.02.19 PerthNow/New York Post “The man accused of finding young girls for Epstein has gone underground.” French authorities want to interview Jean-Luc Brunel, who owns modeling agencies and has ties to Jeffrey Epstein. Mr. Brunel seems to have disappeared without a trace, according to a legal source in Paris. Attorney Gloria Allred is shown in a photo in the article leaving a New York courthouse with two accusers of Jeffrey Epstein.
08.28.19 DemocracyNow! – “16 Survivors of Jeffrey Epstein’s Sexual Abuse Testify in NYC Court.” Attorney Gloria Allred spoke to press outside of the New York Federal court yesterday, saying about the survivors of Epstein’s abuse who spoke to the court, “It took a lot of courage for them to write the statements and to have their voice heard, and I really commend them for being here….”
08.28.19 Law.Com/New York Law Journal – “Hearing on Dismissing Epstein Charges Was Not ‘Drama’ but Proper Respect for Victims”. Attorney Gloria Allred was at the hearing with her clients yesterday, where many victims of Mr. Epstein testified. Many of these women made clear that the very act of speaking in court was empowering for them – potentially an initial step on the road towards healing for the crimes Jeffrey Epstein committed against them. Under the Crime Victim’s Act, a victim has the right to be heard at appropriate points in the process, as well as being treated with fairness and respect for dignity and privacy.
08.27.19 wbhm – ” ‘A Day of Power and Strength’: Epstein’s Accusers Get Their Day in Court.” Today, nearly three weeks after Jeffrey Epstein, wealthy financier and alleged sex trafficker, appeared to have taken his own life in jail, a host of women and their attorneys took the stand to tell their stories. Judge Richard Berman decided that Epstein’s death should not close the door on those who wish to speak about the case. Attorney Gloria Allred was there with alleged victims of Mr. Epstein, and said, “It was wonderful, as far as they were concerned, to have this opportunity to be heard.”
08.26.19 KABC – The Morning Drive with Jillian and John – Attorney Gloria Allred speaks with Jillian and John about the new indictments against Harvey Weinstein, what happened inside the courtroom today at his hearing, a new witness who will be allowed to testify, and more.Audio: 8:38 minutes
08.21.19 Rochester First – “Women’s Hall of Fame preps for induction ceremony.” Dr. Sujatha Ramanujan, Chair for the National Women’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony, discussed the Class of 2019 and the common bond they share. She said of this year’s milestone celebration, “We are coming up on the one-hundredth anniversary of the women’s right to vote, a movement that emerged in Seneca Falls, and we’re moving into our new facility in the mill.” The class of inductees include Gloria Allred, Angela Davis, Jane Fonda, Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor, and many others. Dr. Ramanujan states that the inductees “are all women who found their voice and now are helping other women and other people find their voice.”
08.21.19 The Root – “Twisted Logic: Walmart Goes Easy on Guns, But is Still Holding Black Beauty Products Under Lock and Key.” Walmart continues to face racial discrimination charges as a result of some locations’ practice of keeping beauty products for African-American women – and only those beauty products – in locked glass cases. There have been several reports of frustration and embarrassment by African-American shoppers at several Walmart stores across the country. Attorney Gloria Allred represents one such shopper, Essie Grundy, who has a pending suit against the retailer.
08.19.19 Good Day New York, Fox 5 – Attorney Gloria Allred appeared on the show today and discussed issues related to the death of Jeffrey Epstein, as well as current matters related to the Harvey Weinstein case. Ms. Allred stated that as a result of Mr. Epstein’s death, the victims were deprived of the right to confront him in the criminal case. She indicated that, despite his death, there is a continuing and very serious investigation into who else might have assisted Mr. Epstein in victimizing these children. She said she will be filing civil lawsuits, and that the victims and the public have a right to discover who else may have assisted him. Gloria feels that the victims deserve the truth, accountability, and justice. “It’s not over yet!” Video: 8:51 minutes
08.19.19 West Fargo Pioneer – “Demonstrators take to Fargo courthouse to fight for Savanna’s Act.” A group gathered outside the Quentin N. Burdick Federal Courthouse in downtown Fargo to raise awareness of the violence against Indigenous women on the two-year anniversary of the murder of Savanna Greywind. The gathering was to advocate for Savanna’s Act and other legislation aimed at addressing the epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women (MMIW). Attorney Gloria Allred represents Savanna’s family, and reflected on the lessons that should be learned from this terrible tragedy. (In addition to the article, please see Videos and Statement on this site on this date for Gloria Allred’s statement in full).
08.16.19 The Issue Is: “The Life and Death of Jeffrey Epstein.” Gloria Allred joins Elex Michaelson to talk about the troubling life and death by suicide of Jeffrey Epstein. They discuss Gloria’s representation of several of Epstein’s accusers, which she says continue to suffer because of what Mr. Epstein did and his suicide. They discuss what is needed to be investigated regarding his death, lawsuits soon to be filed against the estate and potentially against others who may have been involved in conspiring to sexually exploit these then-child victims, and the desire to get justice, truth, and accountability for the victims. Gloria also joins a panel discussion with former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and conservative political commentator, Michael Knowles, talking about gun control, immigration and the 2020 election. Video: 31:42 minutes
08.10.19 New York Magazine – “Why Are Jeffrey Epstein’s Lawyers Still Questioning That He Killed Himself?” In court, Jeffrey Epstein’s defense team said they have “significant doubts regarding the conclusion of suicide.” They argued that resolving the questions surrounding Mr. Epstein’s death is vitally important, both to ensure that conditions improve for inmates at Metropolitan Correctional Center and to bolster public confidence in the legal system. The request for a court investigation is a point of agreement between the defense and some of Epstein’s alleged victims. Attorney Gloria Allred, who appeared at the same hearing representing women who allege to have been assaulted by Mr. Epstein, told New York magazine that this investigation is essential “because the system has failed in such a glaring way to provide justice for the victims and real accountability for Epstein.”
08.10.19 Global News – “Skepticism, conspiracy theories swirl following Jeffrey Epstein’s apparent suicide.” Jeffrey Epstein’s apparent suicide Saturday morning in a federal jail launched new conspiracy theories online, fueled by his ties to famous and powerful people. Epstein was arrested on July 6 on allegations that he orchestrated a sex-trafficking ring with teenaged girls. He faced up to 45 years behind bars, and had pleaded not guilty while awaiting trial. In a video made outside of a New York courthouse last week before his death (video within the article), Attorney Gloria Allred stated that there are a number of alleged victims who have not yet come forward because they are in fear. She suggests that there is still time for an accuser to come forward now to speak to a private attorney, where they will have complete confidentiality.
08.08.19 ABC 7 – “L.A. County sheriff’s detective sentenced after pleading guilty to lewd act with child.” Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department detective Neil Kimball, who pleaded guilty to committing a lewd act with a child and unlawful sexual intercourse in Ventura County in 2017, was sentenced to the maximum term of three years in state prison Thursday. Kimball met the 15-year old victim while working her case for the elite Special Victims Bureau. Attorney Gloria Allred read the impact statement written by the teenage victim in court. “I don’t understand why we live in a world where our most-trusted are the ones to turn and deceive you, to leave you hurt and hopeless.” Impact statements by the victim and her father can be found on this site under Videos and Statements.
08.02.19 TMZ – ” ‘Irritated’ After Bail’s Denied in NY Federal Probe – Gloria Allred: 13 Alleged Victims Involved”. Attorney Gloria Allred, who said she represents three of the Jane Does involved in the New York federal probe of Robert Kelly, spoke to reporters in front of the courthouse in Brooklyn today, where Kelly’s bail was denied. Her statement from this morning can be found on this site under Videos and Statements.
08.01.19 Reuters via The Jakarta Post – “R. Kelly lawyer calls alleged victims ‘disgruntled groupies’: Court filing.” New York prosecutors have charged Kelly with running a criminal racketeering enterprise in which he sexually trafficked and exploited minors. Kelly’s lawyer Douglas Anton said in his filing that the charge was “an absurdity”, and that “If this was the ‘pattern’ or ‘enterprise’ the government seeks to make it out to be, (it) is five disgruntled groupies, not all of which are alleged to be under age, who now show groupie remorse so many years later.” Attorney Gloria Allred, representing some of the alleged victims in the New York case said, “Whether he intended to or not, he’s now given the prosecution a preview of what his defense may be…If that’s all he’s got, I think he’s going to have major challenges in this case.”
07.24.19 Celebrity Insider – “Gloria Allred Slams Mississippi Governor Candidates Refusing to Meet with Women Reporters Alone – ‘It’s Insulting!’ ” Attorney Gloria Allred was asked about the meaning of the stated practices of two Republicans running for governor of Mississippi that are refusing to meet alone with female reporters. Attorney Allred said “…it is insulting to women….because it suggests every woman is going to accuse him of assault, even if he did not do it, which is really just a slam against women who are truly victims.”
07.24.19 The Washington Newsday – “California boxing license returned to Bulgarian athlete who violently kissed the reporter.” The California State Athletic Commission voted 6-0 to lift the suspension of Kubrat Pulev, the heavyweight boxer who had to complete a sexual harassment prevention course and pay a $2,500 fine after having kissed reporter Jenny Ravalo without her consent during an interview. Ms. Ravalo’s attorney, Gloria Allred, thanked the Commission for the suspension of Pulev, but felt that Pulev’s promoter, Bob Arum, should be punished for comments he made in a separate TV interview by belittling the agency’s actions as “completely crazy” and saying that Pulev did nothing wrong.
07.12.19 Jewish Telegraphic Agency “Harvey Weinstein hires female lawyer critical of #MeToo movement.” Harvey Weinstein, the renowned producer fighting rape and sexual assault charges, replaced his lead attorney with Donna Rotunno, who has been critical of the “MeToo movement and feels Weinstein has “been railroaded.” Attorney Gloria Allred said, “Women are responsible for their own choices, but when will Mr. Weinstein be held responsible for his?” Weinstein is facing two counts of predatory sexual assault, one count of criminal sexual act in the first degree and one count each of first-degree rape and third-degree rape.
07.12.19 New York CBS Local – “Web Extra: Lawyer for Weinstein Accusers Speaks Outside Court.” Attorney Gloria Allred, who represents two women accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault, speaks outside court in New York after Mr. Weinstein changed his counsel again, now replaced by lawyer Donna Rotunno.
07.12.19 New York Daily News – “R. Kelly arrested in Chicago on New York sex crimes charges.” Singer R. Kelly was arrested on new federal sex crime charges outside his home in Chicago’s Trump Tower. He will face charges which involve sex trafficking in Brooklyn federal court. NYPD investigators met in January with Faith Rodgers, one of Kelly’s chief accusers and a client of attorney Gloria Allred.
07.11.19 Los Angeles Sentinel – “Legacy of a Lifetime – A Tribute to Diane Watson” Congresswoman Diane Watson has experienced a long and meaningful career in public service. She was recently was an honoree of the TIS Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award, which took place in Washington, D.C. Attorney Gloria Allred, a longtime friend of Ms. Watson, was one of many distinguished participants who were honored to be a part of the moving video tribute to Diane Watson at this gala event.
07.11.19 The Guardian – ” ‘ Why should I have to work on stilts?’: The women fighting sexist dress codes.” The resistance to dress code requirements for women in the work place is growing. Work environments across the globe which require women to wear high heels, certain undergarments, tight skirts, stockings, or prohibit the wearing of trousers, has received a lot of push back against this double standard. The article references that in the 1980s, women wore power suits to project an image of masculine strength, giving attorney Gloria Allred as an example, who wore her suits in red for the first 25 years of her career.
07.11.19 WCBS 880 New York – “Lawyers for Weinstein, Accuser Spar Over #MeToo Movement.” Disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein was in court Thursday morning to get approval to change his counsel, adding Donna Rotunno to his team. Rotunno has been a critic of the #MeToo movement, and said, “I believe he (Weinstein) has been railroaded.” Attorney Gloria Allred, who represents a Weinstein accuser and a witness, was in front of the courthouse after the hearing as well, and remarked, “If they have an argument about the evidence, which is what the case is based on, which is what the charges are based on, then she should bring that up in a court of law.”
07.06.19 POLITICO – “What the 2020 Candidates, James Comey and Other Politicos Are Reading This Summer.” Politico reporters asked some of the most interesting people in politics – writers, activists, lawmakers, scholars and more – to reveal which book is at the top of their reading list and also what book they are taking to read as a guilty pleasure on vacation. Attorney Gloria Allred shares what she’ll be reading this summer.
07.03.19 Omaha World-Herald – “Celebrity Birthdays for July 3.” Some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today include attorney Gloria Allred, Tom Cruise, Olivia Munn and Montel Williams. Happy birthday!
06.26.19 Hawaii News Now – “Former gynecologist at University of Southern California charged in sex assaults of 16 patients.” Dr. George Tyndall, formerly a gynecologist at the University of Southern California student health center for nearly 30 years, was arrested on sex abuse charges. He was charged with 29 felony counts that could bring 53 years in prison. Attorney Gloria Allred was with Daniella Mohazab, who alleges Tyndall assaulted her in 2016, at a press conference on the day of his arrest.
06.25.19 BELatina “!Feliz Cumpleaños, Justice Sonia Sotomayor!” Happy birthday to Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor who turns 65 years old today! The enclosed article details the personal journey and areas of activism of this amazing woman, who is the first Latina to have ever served in the highest court. Justice Sotomayor will be inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in September, along with fellow inductees attorney Gloria Allred and actor Jane Fonda.
06.25.19 ABC 17 News – “These women have accused Trump of sexual harassment.” Discussion of charges by several women who allege sexual misconduct by Donald Trump, including Jessica Leeds, Temple Taggart, and former client of attorney Gloria Allred, Summer Zervos.
06.20.19 CY Interview – “Superstar Attorney Gloria Allred Has a Message for O.J. Simpson: Famed Lawyer States, ‘I’m not going to be intimidated by Mr. O.J. Simpson.'” Ms. Allred spoke to Chris Yandek about the trial of O.J. Simpson and the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman on the 25-year anniversary of these events. Audio: 13:42 minutes
06.14.19 New York City – “Here I am with some of the accusers of R. Kelly.” (From left: Rochelle Washington, Asante McGee, Gloria Allred, Latresa Scaff and Kitti Jones) Photo
06.13.19 New York City – “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am.” Attorney Gloria Allred was in attendance for the New York premiere of this documentary on the life and works of the acclaimed novelist, Toni Morrison.
06.09.19 Law360 – “Suing Under Pseudonyms Faces School’s ‘Chilling’ Challenge.” Attorney Gloria Allred was interviewed by RJ Vogt of Law360, discussing the argument by some that plaintiffs’ names should be revealed and not allowed anonymity. Ms. Allred says that if clients will have to use their real names, “It is a barrier to access justice to require that an accuser have her name disclosed publicly as a condition of either pursuing her claim or as a condition of having the accused prosecuted.”
06.04.19 NickiSwift.com – ” Here’s why Meghan Markle won’t meet Trump on his U.K. Visit.” During President Trump’s second state visit to the UK, his official itinerary shows no one-on-one time with Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, and she was noticeably absent on the guest lists of official engagements. The writer speculates why they may be avoiding each other. Ms. Markle is known to be a proud feminist, and as a young girl wrote to Attorney Gloria Allred, Procter & Gamble & Hillary Clinton about a dish soap commercial that she thought was sexist.
05.29.19 DatingAdvice.com – “Attorney Gloria Allred Fights to Get Justice for Survivors of Sexual Assault & Harassment.” Gloria Allred spoke to writer Amber Brooks about some of the most noteworthy cases taken on by Ms. Allred and her Firm, current challenges, and what fuels her passionate advocacy for equality and social justice.
05.20.19 New York Daily News – “The legendary Friars Club hopes to emerge from money scandals with a new look, fresh faces – and gluten-free menu options” The 115-year old showbiz institution is aiming to entice a new generation of members to revamp its finances and membership, including celebrities from fashion and sports, to make it more hip and current. Model Carol Alt was inducted as a member in March of this year. The Friars Club had no female members until 1987 when attorney Gloria Allred threatened to sue on grounds of discrimination.
05.15.19 World Boxing News – “Pulev girlfriend Sushe abuse uncovered as CSAC set trio of punishments.” Kubrat Pulev has been suspended by the California State Athletic Commission for a further two months following the hearing into his unwanted kissing and groping of a reporter, Jenny ‘Sushe’ Ravalo. Both Ms. Ravalo and her attorney, Gloria Allred, were at the hearing and Ravalo gave testimony regarding the incident.
05.14.19 Los Angeles Times – “Heavyweight Kubrat Pulev’s suspension for kissing reporter extended with a warning.” The California State Athletic Commission today ordered former heavyweight title challenger Kubrat Pulev to undergo sexual harassment prevention training in order to lift his state-imposed suspension for kissing a female reporter, Jenny Ravalo, without her consent following Pulev’s March victory in Costa Mesa. Ravalo’s attorney, Gloria Allred, told The Times “It was a fair hearing, and we’ll be at the next hearing.” “He’s been trying to present himself as the victim,” Allred said. “She’s the victim. We have laws in California, and that type of behavior is not tolerated.”
05.07.19 Podcast – Alyssa Milano: Sorry Not Sorry – Actor Alyssa Milano and Attorney Gloria Allred met for a rousing discussion of the day’s important issues as part of Ms. Milano’s new podcast series. Here are some photos of Gloria and the team! (Air date to be announced.)
05.01.19 The Guardian – “‘Essential first step’: Congress moves to act on crisis of violence against Native women.” Earlier this year, Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, reintroduced Savanna’s Act, legislation she describes as an “essential first step” towards combating the epidemic of violence against Native women as it aims to better understand the scale of the crisis by improving and increasing data collection between tribal communities and local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. Attorney for the family, Gloria Allred, relayed a statement from the mother of Savanna La-Fontaine-Greywind, for whom the bill is named, that they are “100% supportive of Savanna’s Act and anything that can be done to find our missing people.”
04.26.19 The Guardian – “Harvey Weinstein trial should be public, news organizations argue.” News organizations are fighting to open Harvey Weinstein’s next court appearance to the public, after both prosecutors and defense attorneys asked for it to be held behind closed doors.
04.26.19 Deadline – “Judge In Harvey Weinstein Trial Closes Courtroom to Public, Backing Defense and NYC D.A. Motion.” New York Supreme Court Justice James Burke rejected appeals from press organizations who insisted that the public’s right to follow the case supersedes privacy or fair-trial concerns. Attorney Gloria Allred stated that this “is a very important day for decisions in this case that will have a major impact on the upcoming trial” and that “It is a difficult issue for the court…” Allred represents one of the two women for whom charges were filed in this case and another accuser who could end up being a potential witness.
04.25.19 Makers UK via YAHOO! Style – “5 ways Meghan Markle is the feminist princess we all hoped she would be.” When Meghan Markle was 11 years old, she became an advocate for women’s rights when she objected to the wording in a dishwashing liquid advertisement. She wrote letters to attorney Gloria Allred, then-First Lady Hillary Clinton and others. Procter & Gamble ultimately changed the slogan to gender neutral wording and it was the beginning of Meghan Markle’s push for feminism and fairness in our world.
04.25.19 The National – “R. Kelly timeline: Woman wins civil case against the singer as he fails to show up to court.” The latest installment in the R. Kelly saga is that one of his accusers has won her case after the disgraced R&B singer failed to respond to her civil lawsuit, and was a no-show at court yesterday. The lawsuit alleged sexual abuse by R. Kelly, having met him when she was 16 years old and had a relationship with him that lasted more than a year.
04.24.19 Los Angeles Magazine “USC’s Arnold Schwarzenegger Problem.” Recent scandals at the university have cast renewed scrutiny on an old deal with the former governor. In 2012, USC announced it was giving Mr. Schwarzenegger a full professorship and his own institute at the Price School of Public Policy. The controversial appointment was in return for his $20 million pledge, which was paid in full in 2016. Attorney Gloria Allred, who represented several of Schwarzenegger’s previous accusers that alleged sexual misconduct, said action at USC is long overdue. “Anyone who has been accused by numerous women of sexual misconduct, as he has been, should not have an institute named after him – or have a professorship. Period.” said Allred.
04.18.19 CNN via WRAL.Com “Woman who claimed affair with Cain calls on him to drop from Fed consideration.” Ginger White, who claimed in 2011 that she carried on a years-long affair with Herman Cain, called on him today to withdraw from consideration for a Federal Reserve board seat. White’s lawyer, Gloria Allred, said her clients are prepared to testify publically against Cain in the Senate if he is formally nominated. White said about Mr. Cain, “You are a liar and you don’t deserve the public’s confidence in such an important position.”
04.15.19 KOLO 8/ABC News Now – “Bills moving forward in 2019 Nevada Legislature” One of these is Assembly Bill 142 which eliminates the statute of limitations on sexual assault if there is DNA evidence. Attorney Gloria Allred testified for the bill, and it is sponsored by GOP Assemblywoman Lisa Krasner and Democratic Senator Pat Spearman.
03.29.19 Daily Herald “‘Ripper Crew’ member released from prison this morning.” Thomas Kokoraleis, a member of the infamous “Ripper Crew” and one of the persons responsible for the murder, torture and death of Lorry Borowski in 1982, was released from prison today after completing half of his 70-year sentence in Illinois. Attorney Gloria Allred is the attorney for the Borowski family, and Ms. Allred and the family held a press conference today to comment on this violent predator’s release into the community. (Please see Videos & Statements on this site for details of the Press Conference.)
03.28.19 EchoLive.IE “Paying homage to the legend that is Joni” Clare O’Mahony is a songwriter and singer from Cork, Ireland. She loves the music of Joni Mitchell and is working on an album of her music. Clare was interviewed by EchoLive and says the person she most admires is attorney Gloria Allred for standing up to powerful people, her determination and work for equality and against discrimination of any kind.
03.28.19 Deadspin “Reporter Forcefully Kissed by Boxer Kubrat Pulev Hires Gloria Allred, Says Pulev Also Groped Her.” Bulgarian boxer Kubrat Pulev ended his interview with Vegas Sports Daily reporter Jennifer Ravalo by grabbing her face and kissing her. Ravolo hired attorney Gloria Allred to represent her in her attempts to bring Pulev to justice. Ravolo alleges that she did not consent to Mr. Pulev actions of grabbing her face, kissing her or grabbing her backside. Allred called on the California State Athletic Commission to conduct an immediate investigation into these serious allegations. Mr. Pulev’s license has been suspended pending an upcoming hearing.
03.28.19 LailasNews.com – “50 Cent mocks Floyd Mayweather for allegedly taking ex-girlfriend’s jewelry worth $3m.” Rapper 50 Cent took a jab at Floyd Mayweather in social media for taking back diamond jewelry he had given Shantel Jackson, his ex-girlfriend, and mentioned Ms. Jackson’s Attorney Gloria Allred. 50 cent told Mayweather he wasn’t going to win this fight!
03.19.19 Daily Trojan – “Judge orders USC to produce Tyndall case documents.” Attorney Gloria Allred, who represents 62 plaintiffs in a case against former USC campus gynecologist George Tyndall for alleged sexual assault and misconduct, said she hopes the documents reveal what the University knew about the allegations and complaints made by many victims during their time at USC.
03.18.19 AboveTheLaw.com “Morning Docket: 03.18.19” The National Women’s Hall of Fame recently announced its Class of 2019, and three lawyers of note were honored: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred, and Native American tribal law expert Sarah Deer.
03.18.19 CarsonNow.org – “GOP Assemblywoman Lisa Krasner, Attorney Gloria Allred introduce bill to end statute of limitations for sexual assault.” Attorney Gloria Allred joined Republican Assemblywoman Lisa Krasner at a press conference at the Nevada State Legislature in Carson City today regarding Assembly Bill 142, which would eliminate the statute of limitations for the prosecution of sexual assault where there is DNA evidence. “AB 142 tells victims that Nevada is here to support you,” said Ms. Allred.
03.14.19 CBS Baltimore “Gloria Allred On R. Kelly Accusations | ‘If We Believe The Accusers, This is The Worst Sexual Predator I’ve Ever Seen.'” Attorney Gloria Allred met with WJZ’s Mary Bubala for an interview about the two Baltimore women who have accused R. Kelly of sexually assaulting them after his 1996 concert in the city. Allred said this is not the last we’ll be hearing about R. Kelly or the last time he’ll be facing legal troubles.
03.14.19 CBS Baltimore “R. Kelly’s Alleged Sexual Assault Victims Say The Night Still Haunts Them 23 Years Later.” Latresa Scaff and Rochelle Washington are two Baltimore women who have accused R. Kelly of assaulting them 23 years ago when they were only teens. The women are represented by Attorney Gloria Allred, and they are coming forward now because they want to see justice, not only for themselves but for all victims of sexual assault.
03.12.19 South Coast Today “Women of Distinction: National Women’s Hall of Fame announces Class of 2019.” Attorney Gloria Allred is honored to be among the 10 members of the Class of 2019 being inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame. “We are pleased to add these American women to the ranks of inductees whose leadership and achievements have changed the course of American history,” Hall of Fame President Betty Bayer said.
03.11.19 Yahoo! News – Video “Another Tape Appears to Show R. Kelly, Attorney Gloria Allred Says.” A man says he has found a tape of a person who appeared to be R. Kelly sexually abusing girls, he and his attorney Gloria Allred said on Sunday. He was reviewing old VHS tapes from a closet to decide which to throw out and which to keep. He was shocked and surprised to find that it wasn’t R. Kelly in concert, but rather one in which young, African American girls were being sexually abused. The tape has been handed over to law enforcement. (1:57 Minutes)
03.11.19 Inside Edition – “Gloria Allred Speaks About Client Who Says He Found R. Kelly Sex Tape in Old Box.” Gloria Allred spoke to Inside Edition about her client, Gary Dennis, who found an R. Kelly sex tape in a box of old junk. Mr. Dennis felt it was his obligation to turn it over to law enforcement.
03.10.19 USA Today – “Gloria Allred reveals she’s given investigators what looks like a third R. Kelly sex tape.” At a press conference today in New York, Attorney Gloria Allred relays that her clients, Gary Dennis and his wife, Sallie, discovered to their surprise that they had a VHS tape that appears to show R. Kelly sexually abusing underage girls. They felt they had a moral duty to provide the tape to law enforcement, and Ms. Allred helped them turn the “potential evidence” over to the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York.
03.05.19 ET Live – “Michael Jackson Music Pulled in Canada After ‘Neverland’ Doc” – Attorney Gloria Allred speaks by phone with Hosts Melicia Johnson and Jason Carter with her thoughts in the wake of the HBO documentary. “It is very compelling, very disturbing, and I know it’s very controversial, but it’s important to talk about whether or not there appears to be evidence that, infact, Michael Jackson was a sexual predator, a child molester…. The public will need to decide whether the two men in the documentary were victims… This is a very sad story and we can all learn from it. But I don’t think anyone can look at Michael Jackson in the same way after seeing this HBO documentary.” Video: 6:54 minutes
03.01.19 The Inquisitr – “Meghan Markle Joins ’80s Music Legend for International Women’s Day Summit.” On Friday, March 8 in London, Ms. Markle will be joining Annie Lenox and others on a panel convened by The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust to “discuss the importance of International Women’s Day, and the spotlight it can bring to obstacles which still affect female empowerment across the world…” When she was 11 years old, Ms. Markle wrote letters to Gloria Allred, Hillary Clinton, Procter & Gamble and others after seeing what she believed was a sexist TV advertisement, which resulted in the Company changing the biased language.
03.01.19 Newsweek – “Women’s History Month 2019: 15 Empowering Quotes from Inspiring Women.” The U.S. will celebrate and honor the achievements of women throughout history for Women’s History Month in March. Here are 15 empowering quotes from famous women of history. See #15 for quote by Gloria Allred!
03.01.19 KSBY.com – “Former Nipomo wrestling coach facing second lawsuit alleging sexual harassment.” Justin Magdaleno, former Nipomo High School girls’ wrestling coach, and the Lucia Mar Unified School District are accused of negligent hiring, supervision and retention, sexual harassment, battery, and assault, among other claims. Attorney Gloria Allred is representing the plaintiff, “Jane Doe.” Ms. Allred is also representing the plaintiff in another lawsuit filed against Magdaleno and the school district in August of 2018.
02.28.19 Jim Zirin TV – “Where Will Gloria Allred Strike Next?” One-on-one interview with Attorney Gloria Allred and her Host Jim Zirin, where they talk about many of the important cases and Gloria’s personal journey during her spectacular 40-year career as advocate for victims of race, gender, age and ability discrimination, sexual harassment and assault. Video: 26:46 minutes
02.26.19 CBS This Morning – “A woman was raped in her hotel room. What she learned in the wake of her attack surprised her.” Cheri Marchionda was sexually assaulted in her hotel room while traveling for work in 2014. According to court documents, her assailant got a key to her room from hotel staff without security checks. Women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred has represented several hotel assault victims, including Kayla Snipe who was raped in her hotel room in 2015. “Even the hotels that have the best names in terms of the brand may present a risk of harm to you,” Ms. Allred said. “Every precaution should be taken by someone checking into a hotel that no one else not authorized to be in that room be given a key.” Video: 5:54 minutes (Gloria at 2:45 to 3:18)
02.15.19 USA Today – “R. Kelly scandal: Gloria Allred says teen depicted on reported sex tape may be her client.” Attorney Allred commented that “The details that CNN reported about what is on the tape” – newly discovered and turned over to prosecutors in Chicago by another attorney, then leaked to CNN – is of great concern to her because the 14-year-old alleged victim on the tape may be one of her clients. Ms. Allred is concerned that this tape has been viewed by the press and by other persons who are not law enforcement.
02.05.19 NBC NEWS – “Walmart’s practice of locking up black beauty products at some stores raises complaints.” A store on Long Island, NY became the latest Walmart location to be accused of racial discrimination. Virginia and California Walmart locations have had similar complaints. Essie Grundy, a California woman represented by Attorney Gloria Allred, sued Walmart in January 2018, accusing the retailer of racial discrimination because of this policy of locking up hair and body products meant just for African-Americans.
02.05.19 VICE.COM – “The Canadian YouTuber Headed for the World’s Largest Trans Beauty Pageant.” Julie Vu is a transgender woman who has been inspired by the story of Jenna Talackova, a transgender woman who teamed up with Attorney Gloria Allred to successfully allow Jenna to compete in the Miss Universe Canada pageant seven years ago.
01.19.19 3rd Annual Women’s March Los Angeles: Truth to Power – Gloria Allred with others participating in the March, and also standing alongside the famous work of art, “Fearless Girl”. Photo 1 / Photo 2
01.16.19 Sunrise on 7 Live – Australian TV – Attorney Gloria Allred is interviewed by hosts Samantha Armytage and David Koch as the show looks at the disturbing allegations against rapper R. Kelly in the new documentary “Surviving R. Kelly”.
01.15.19 CBS News This Morning – R. Kelly accuser says he threatened her and her family after she spoke out. Faith Rodgers and her attorney, Gloria Allred, spoke to NY police on Monday and unveiled a threatening letter allegedly written by Kelly.
01.14.19 Associated Press – AP reports R. Kelly accuser says he threatened to reveal her sex life. R. Kelly wrote a letter threatening to reveal embarrassing details of Faith Rodgers’ sexual history if she didn’t drop a lawsuit accusing him of sexual abuse, she and her attorney, Gloria Allred, said Monday.
01.08.19 Santa Barbara Independent – “An Interview with Our Lady of Perpetual Outrage: Lawyer Gloria Allred Talks ‘War on Women’ and ‘Age of Empowerment'” – Gloria to deliver keynote address at the Lobero Theatre on January 17th on behalf of Standing Together to End Sexual Assault.