Gloria Allred is a founding partner of an employment law firm in California. But the cases she is known for being involved in – O.J. Simpson, Michael Jackson, Scott Peterson, Robert Blake – aren’t employment cases.
So why does Gloria Allred always seem to pop up in these national, high-profile cases? Sometimes she represents a witness, or the family of a victim. Sometimes she just enters the spotlight as a commentator – such as when she publicly expressed concern about the safety of Michael Jackson’s children. Other times it’s just strange like when she’s hanging out with the mistresses of Tiger Woods.
I was thinking about this last week when the Chicago woman spoke out and claimed she was sexually harassed by Herman Cain. Gloria Allred was standing next to her. There was no lawsuit, and they weren’t in L.A. For some reason she took the press conference to New York City (where it was hilariously hijacked by the Howard Stern Show). So what was Allred doing there? It just doesn’t make sense for a Chicago woman to hire a high profile L.A. attorney.
Gloria Allred may be an excellent attorney. Who knows? She certainly appears to be excellent at PR. She touts herself as a crusader for the rights of women and minorities. Is that really all this is? Does she actually do what she does to further her cause? She’s a lawyer and certainly she’s in this to make money, but there’s no lawsuit to be had here.
I’m just trying to figure her out. She obviously works hard. Maybe she’s making a ton of money on all this. But if so, who is paying her? Maybe she gets speaking fees for her clients and takes a cut. I really have no idea.
The first line on her personal website reads “Gloria Allred is the most famous woman attorney practicing law in the nation today.” Maybe her agenda is as simple as that. But to me, she is the female Jesse Jackson. She pops up any time there is controversy and her mere presence makes a lot of people ill.
If you can explain her beyond this please let me know. I really just don’t get it.
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