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February 23, 2010 | Sandy Banks
It was no shock that my column Saturday criticizing public scrutiny of Tiger Woods' apology drew plenty of e-mail response from readers, most of whom agreed that Woods is accountable to his family, not his fans, for whatever "transgressions" occurred in his personal life. What surprised me, though, was that so many readers were offended by the photo that accompanied the piece. "It's hard to take your comments seriously with the backdrop of television lawyer Gloria Allred, media hound and high-profile attorney who works the system to make millions, as she seems to be in constant hunt of suing very rich men," e-mailed Nick Antonicello.
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March 17, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Kanye West entered a no-contest plea Monday to a charge of battery stemming from his tangle with a paparazzo last September at Los Angeles International Airport. As part of the deal, the "Yeezus" rapper faces no jail time, instead getting sentenced to two years' probation, 24 anger-management sessions and 250 hours of community service, L.A. Now reported. He must also stay 100 yards away from the victim, videographer Danny Ramos. West was charged originally with misdemeanor counts of battery and attempted grand theft, allegedly having tried to take Ramos' equipment, but the latter charge was dropped in the plea deal.
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OPINION
August 24, 1997
Re "Model Sues Princess Di's Rumored Beau for Jilting Her," Aug. 15: Gloria Allred performs an invaluable service for women who want to get back at men but don't want to bear the burden of society's laughter. She bears it for them. Allred smells a photo opportunity better than Jesse Jackson. DOUGLAS HALL Culver City
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October 21, 2013 | By Jason Song
Joining a growing list of students who allege that their colleges and universities have mishandled alleged sexual assault cases, seven current and former University of Connecticut students said Monday that they have filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education. Some of the students are represented by Los Angeles attorney Gloria Allred, who said in a news conference in Hartford that students "feel that they have been betrayed by UConn, which has failed to keep them safe and betrayed them once they reported what happened to them.
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May 16, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
The John Travolta sexual-battery brouhaha has a new player: Gloria Allred, connoisseur of press conferences and high-profile clients, took over Tuesday as attorney for the massage therapist best known as John Doe No. 1. Allred's an ironic choice for John Doe No. 1, who'd gone rogue Thursday with a statement asking those in the court of public opinion to stop the madness, please, and let a court of law pass judgment. She did, however, keep the new-client news relatively low key. “We are in the process of conferring with him regarding the next steps, which he may wish to take,” Allred said in a statement to People announcing she would be representing the masseur.
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July 22, 2013 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- Famed attorney Gloria Allred is set to hold a news conference Monday with an alleged victim of sexual harassment by San Diego Mayor Bob Filner . Allred, in an announcement to reporters, said that both she and her client, who is a city employee, will answer questions at the 12:30 p.m. news conference. She said a lawsuit against the mayor and the city will be filed. Meanwhile, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department has received allegations of sexual harassment against Filner on a hotline established Friday.
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October 4, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
The motorcyclist who was severely injured Sunday during a confrontation on Manhattan's West Side Highway is a devoted family man who was trying to defuse the situation, his family and lawyer said Friday. Edwin Mieses Jr., 32, sustained back and leg injuries when an SUV ran over him after a group of motorcyclists surrounded the black Range Rover. The vehicle's driver fled, and the motorist was later beaten by other bikers. One person has been charged in the incident, which is being examined by a Manhattan grand jury.
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September 3, 2013 | Patt Morrison
She sent San Diego's departing Mayor Bob Filner some resignation "gifts" last week, among them a mirror, so he could see who was to blame for his downfall. This sort of made-for-TV event has been S.O.P. for lawyer Gloria Allred for more than 30 years. She's battled the Roman Catholic Church, the Boy Scouts, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Donald Trump and California's same-sex marriage ban. She's extended her brand with radio and TV shows and a book. She's lionized in the LGBT world for her intensity and ferocity, the same qualities that have made her name an eye-roller among those who aren't admirers.
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October 29, 1987 | Compiled by researcher Tracy Thomas
It's been a typical high-profile month for Los Angeles attorney Gloria Allred, known for her zeal in pursuing sex discrimination cases. First she filed suit against the Boy Scouts on behalf of a Goleta woman whose son's camping trip was canceled because the scouts would not let a woman supervise the trip.
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August 9, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian
Gloria Allred is back in the news and -- not that she gives a flying fig - but the haters are out in force. They call her “ambulance chaser” and “publicity hound.” They snicker that if a sex scandal is in the air, Allred will not be far behind. They say they're tired of seeing her face on the news, they roll their eyes at her rhetoric or her stunts. But guess what? When women feel they have been wronged, she is the person they turn to. “I don't reach out to women,” she told Politico last year.
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October 16, 2013 | By Tony Perry
Ex-San Diego Mayor Bob Filner may have avoided jail time Tuesday under a plea bargain with the state attorney general's office, but he still has to contend with Gloria Allred. Under the agreement accepted in San Diego County Superior Court, Filner must serve three months of home confinement, undergo mental health counseling and give up most of his mayoral pension. During three years of probation, he cannot vote, serve on a jury or possess a firearm. In exchange, he pleaded guilty to one felony count of false imprisonment and two of misdemeanor battery.  In court papers, Filner's victims were described only as Jane Doe 1, 2 and 3. But he still has a legal issue to deal with A llred, who filed a civil lawsuit against Filner on behalf of his former director of communications.  The lawsuit on behalf of Irene McCormack Jackson is still pending and the only one filed against Filner.
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October 15, 2013 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - Ex-Mayor Bob Filner, who left office in a scandal over allegations of sexual harassment of women, Tuesday pleaded guilty to one felony count of false imprisonment and two misdemeanor counts of battery. Under the plea agreement, Filner will not serve any time behind bars but will spend three months in home confinement, give up most of his mayoral pension and promise never to run for office again. Filner will also undergo treatment as “directed by a mental health professional” during his three years of probation.
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October 4, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
A grand jury in New York has been given an extension to act on the wild chase that resulted in the beating of an SUV driver and serious injuries to a motorcyclist, officials said Friday. Christopher Cruz, the only person to be charged in the incident, briefly made a return appearance in court on Friday. It had been expected that the grand jury would report on the same day, but prosecutors said further action will be delayed until Oct. 24 to allow more time for investigation. There have been reports in the New York media that some of the motorcyclists involved in the chase up Manhattan's West Side and the beating of the driver of the black Range Rover have been identified.
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October 4, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
The motorcyclist who was severely injured Sunday during a confrontation on Manhattan's West Side Highway is a devoted family man who was trying to defuse the situation, his family and lawyer said Friday. Edwin Mieses Jr., 32, sustained back and leg injuries when an SUV ran over him after a group of motorcyclists surrounded the black Range Rover. The vehicle's driver fled, and the motorist was later beaten by other bikers. One person has been charged in the incident, which is being examined by a Manhattan grand jury.
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September 26, 2013 | By Jill Cowan
With her attorney Gloria Allred at her side, model Brittanie Weaver told a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge Thursday that in secretly taking video up her dress at a pet store, Julio Mario Medal made her feel violated, humiliated and "like a piece of meat. " "This has been a time-consuming and stressful battle to protect my dignity," she said in a victim impact statement. "I was so upset by what he did to me that I missed out on career opportunities, suffered a lack of trust in those around me and withdrew from two semesters at my university.
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September 18, 2013 | By Jason Felch and Jason Song
Occidental College has reached a monetary settlement with at least 10 current and former students who were part of a federal complaint that accused officials at the Eagle Rock campus of repeatedly mishandling  allegations of sexual assault, according to three sources familiar with the agreement. During talks last week, senior officials at the liberal arts college agreed to pay the women an undisclosed sum on the condition that they not speak publicly about the college's handling of their cases, the sources said.
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November 5, 2010 | By Carla Hall, Los Angeles Times
When you walk into Gloria Allred's office to interview her, she hands you her book ? "Fight Back and Win" ? and suggests you read it. Immediately. "Would you mind?" she asks. "I think it will answer some questions. " Smiling, she leaves you in the firm's conference room, with its long, glossy table and panoramic view of Los Angeles. This is where Allred holds most of the news conferences that have made her both famous and infamous ? sitting at the head of the table, jaw set, arm wrapped tightly around a weepy client as cameras zoom in. This afternoon, it's a study hall for a lone reporter frantically skimming the book subtitled "My Thirty-Year Fight Against Injustice ?
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March 25, 1998
Civil rights attorney Gloria Allred will be the keynote speaker at a city-sponsored forum tonight to discuss women's involvement in public policy. The forum will focus on laws and policies that affect everyday life. It will include discussion of how women can become more involved in public life, said Barbara Hamaker, a member of the city Women's Advisory Board, the event's sponsor. The free event is part of the city's celebration of Women's History Month, Hamaker said.
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September 14, 2013 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - Court documents suggest that the city attorney's office plans a vigorous defense against the sexual harassment lawsuit that drove ex-Mayor Bob Filner from office. Filner "acted in good faith, without malice, and with a reasonable belief that his conduct was lawful, welcome and/or consensual at all times," according to a response filed by City Atty. Jan Goldsmith's office to the lawsuit filed by attorney Gloria Allred on behalf of Irene McCormack Jackson. Also, Jackson "failed to utilize and exhaust the city of San Diego's internal grievance and/or complaint procedures and remedies.
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