She-Devil. Delusional. Shrill. Self-promoter. The Worst.
Just some of the names people have called attorney Gloria Allred.
She doesn’t seem to care. “When people call me names I know that I've won because it means they have no good argument to present,” Allred told Off The Cuff. “When they use names, or four-letter words, that means I've won. They've had to resort to name calling. So they've sent up the flag so to speak: ‘you've won, we’ve lost. This is all we've got now’," she said.
In her nearly forty-year career, Allred has made her name by representing women – and the occasional man - who say they’ve been wronged. There was Amber Frey, the mistress of Scott Peterson later convicted of the 2002 murder of his wife; a member of the Spice Girls singing group who sued Eddie Murphy for child support; an alleged mistress of Tiger Woods; a porn star who was pen pals with Rep. Anthony Weiner; a woman who accused former presidential candidate Herman Cain of sexual harassment. The list goes on.
“My clients are often the victims of injustice by the rich, by the powerful, by the famous, by large corporations - victims of child molesters, rapists, batterers, sexual harassers,” Allred said, “I am determined to level the playing field. We have to meet power with power because power only understands power. And that's the only leverage our clients have."
Then there are the cases that don’t make the tabloids. She’s worked on a myriad of wrongful termination cases, AIDS discrimination cases, child abuse cases, gay and lesbian rights.
“I care about real people with real problems whose names you've probably never heard of, unless and until we make them public, but who have been hurt significant ways…. we're like a private attorney general, we're there to enforce the laws,” she said.Read More »from Gloria Allred: ‘When People Call Me Names I Know I’ve Won’