Gloria Allred Biography
Gloria Allred [Gloria Rachel Allred] is an American women right’s attorney who often takes controversial cases and high-profile cases, particularly those involving the protection of women’s rights. Allred is best known as a former Court TV anchor. She is also known for We the People With Gloria Allred (2011) and Rat Race (2001). She was previously married to William Allred and Peyton Huddleston Bray, Jr.
She had her high-school education at Philadelphia High School for Girls and after graduating, joined the University of Pennsylvania. There, she met her first first husband, Peyton Bray. They got their first and only child Lisa, on September 20, 1961, but divorced shortly after.
After her divorce from Peyton Bray, she moved back in with her parents and moved on with her education. In 1963, Gloria graduated with honors earning her a bachelor’s degree in English. She wrote her honors thesis on black writers which was against her professor’s strong objections.
She took a job at Benjamin Franklin High School as a teacher after a variety of job trials. On a graduate degree, Gloria began work at New York University, where she became interested in the civil rights movement. After she earned a master’s degree, she became a teacher and, in 1966, moved to Los Angeles, California, and lived in Watts. She worked for the Los Angeles Teachers Association and taught at Jordan High School and Fremont High School.
During a vacation in Acapulco in 1966, Bloom was raped at gunpoint, she describes in her autobiography. She soon discovered that she was pregnant and sought an abortion which was illegal for doctors to perform at the time so she had a back-alley abortion. After the procedure, she began hemorrhaging and became infected, only recovering after being hospitalized. She says that she did not report the rape because she didn’t think anyone would believe her.
Gloria married William Allred, her second husband, in 1968 and enrolled in Southwestern University School of Law. Later, she transferred to Loyola University School of Law in Los Angeles. In 1975, Gloria was admitted to the State Bar of California after graduating.
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Gloria Allred Age
The women right’s attorney was born on July 3, 1941 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Gloria Bloom. She is 77 years old as of 2018.
Gloria Allred Husband
During her days at the University of Pennsylvania, she met her future husband-to-be, Peyton Bray. She got married to him in 1960 and their daughter Lisa Bloom was born on 21st September 1961.
But after the birth of their only child, Gloria divorced Peyton and moved with her parents to complete her education. After six years, she walked down the aisle with her second husband William Allred in 1968. She adopted his name and stayed married to him for nearly two decades before calling it quits in 1987. She however retained the name Allred.
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Gloria Allred Children | Gloria Allred and Lisa Bloom| Gloria Allred Daughter
The attorney is a mother of one: a daughter by the name Lisa Bloom who is an attorney in California. She is also the daughter of Gloria’s first husband, Peyton Bray. Her grand-daughter Sarah is an attorney in New York while her grandson Sam is a paralegal.
Gloria Allred Legal Career | Gloria Allred Law Firm
Throughout Allred’s Legal career, she has represented a wide variety of clients in civil rights suits that have mostly involved sexual harassment, women’s rights, employment discrimination and wrongful termination. She has been called “a longtime master of the press conference” by the The New Republic. This is because she takes high-profile cases, using press conferences and appearances on television to much effect.
She has had clients filing suits against celebrities, among them are cases against the likes of Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Herman Cain, David Boreanaz, Scott Lee Cohen, Anthony Weiner, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Esai Morales.
In January 1976, she started the Allred, Maroko & Goldberg firm with fellow Loyola graduates Michael Maroko and Nathan Goldberg. Allred also represented seven children and their parents in 1979, in a lawsuit against the Sav-On Drugstore chain to stop the store from designating separate sections for boys and girls toys.
While California State Senator John G. Schmitz was leading hearings on outlawing abortion, in 1981, Allred presented him with a chastity belt. Schmitz retaliated in a press release, calling her a “slick butch lawyeress.” She then sued him for libel, and eventually secured a settlement of $20,000 and an apology.
Together with Catharine MacKinnon in 1985, Allred drafted a version of the Antipornography Civil Rights Ordinance for Los Angeles County. The legislation however failed to pass the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.
She has handled quite many cases over the years with the latest being representing at least 28 women who accuse Bill Cosby of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and/or other sexual misconduct. She is also involved in representing three women who accuse Donald Trump of sexual misconduct — claims which Trump has denied, and which first arose during Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.
In 2017, the State Bar of California opened an investigation into possible misconduct by Allred, and the case was forwarded to the State Bar’s Enforcement Unit for further investigation and possible prosecution. Allred issued a statement denying any wrongdoing and claiming the investigation was sparked by a failed extortion attempt.
Gloria Allred Net Worth
The attorney has an estimated net worth of $20 million dollars. This mainly from her legal career as well as from her radio show on KABC as a co-host and as a panelist on TV game show “To Tell the Truth.”
Gloria Allred Office Address
The law firm’s Los Angeles address is 6300 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1500, Los Angeles, CA, 90048, c/o Gloria Allred.
Gloria Allred Books
- Fight Back and Win: My Thirty-Year Fight Against Injustice–And How You Can Win Your Own Battles
This is a book by the attorney and was voted by her peers as one of the best lawyers in America, and described by Time magazine as “one of the nation’s most effective advocates of family rights and feminist causes”. Allred has devoted her career to fighting for civil rights and has won hundreds of millions of dollars for victims of abuse. She has taken on countless institutions to promote equality, including the Boy Scouts, the Friars Club, and the United States Senate. And as the attorney for numerous high-profile clients—including Nicole Brown Simpson’s family, actress Hunter Tylo, and Amber Frey, Scott Peterson’s girlfriend—Allred has helped victims assert and protect their rights.
Throughout her memoir, Allred offers colorful—sometimes shocking—examples of self-empowerment from her personal and professional life. Presenting nearly fifty of her most memorable cases, Allred takes us deep inside the justice system to show how it’s possible to win even in the face of staggering odds. Her inspiring true stories serve to remind us that winning justice depends on the righteousness of the cause and an individual’s willingness to stand up, speak out, and fight back. Fight Back and Win is a powerful testament to Gloria Allred’s trailblazing career and the battles she has fought alongside countless brave individuals to win justice for us all.
Originally published: 7 February 2006
Author: Gloria Allred
Genre: Self-help book
Judge Gloria Allred TV Show – We the People with Gloria Allred
This was a dramatized court show that ran for 2 seasons since its debut on September 12, 2011, and aired on syndication. It was presented by the celebrity lawyer/attorney Gloria Allred.
Final episode date: 2012
Judge: Gloria Allred
Cast: Gloria Allred, Brian Isom
Gloria Allred Awards And Honours
- In 1986, she was presented with the President’s Award from the National Association of Women Lawyers and the President’s Award for Outstanding Volunteerism by President Reagan at the White House.
- The Lifetime Achievement Award from The National Trial Lawyers in January 2014 – for her trailblazing role in combating injustice and winning new rights, especially for women and minorities.
- She is a three-time Emmy nominee for her commentaries on KABC television in Los Angeles.
- In 2012, her nationally syndicated television show, “We the People, with Gloria Allred,” was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award.
- The Judy Jarvis Memorial Award from the National Association of Radio Talk Show Hosts for her outstanding contributions to talk radio in May 2001.
- In 1986, she won the Public Service Award from the National Association of Federal Investigators. She is the only individual in the nation to win the award.
- She received the Victoria Woodhull Award n September 2013 from the Veteran Feminists of America for her dedicated efforts as a champion of women’s civil rights.
- She received the Face Forward Award in 2014 for her legal support of victims of domestic violence and Loyola Law School named Gloria one of its top 50 most Inspirational Alumni.
- Allred received a commendation from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in 1986 for her “exceptional record of achievement” and a commendation from Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley “for her many outstanding contributions to the justice system.”
- Voted as one of the best lawyers in America by her peers.
- She was selected as one of the most important radio talk show hosts in America by USA Today.
- She was named as “One of the 30 Most Powerful People in Los Angeles” by Los Angeles Magazine in July 1990.
- In 1994, she was named as “One of the 50 Most Interesting People in Los Angeles.”
- Articles written by her or about her have appeared in publications such as Time magazine, the New York Times, Ms. magazine, the American Lawyer, the Daily News, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the Herald Examiner and the London Times.
- Time magazine called her “one of the nation’s most effective advocates of family rights and feminist causes.”
- In 1998, the Los Angeles Business Journal named her “One of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Los Angeles Law.”
- In 2000, the Daily Journal named her “One of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in California.”
- In 2006, she was honored by her high school as a “Distinguished Daughter” of the Philadelphia High School for Girls, an honor that she received at a ceremony in Philadelphia.
- In 2007, she was presented the “Silver Achievement Award” by the YWCA of Greater Los Angeles for “distinguishing herself in the community through professional, volunteer and/or philanthropic work resulting in significant change.”
- She was also selected by New York University to receive its Distinguished Alumnus Award, which she accepted at its commencement in May 2009.
- She was elected for inclusion in Southern California Super Lawyers listings from 2004 to 2018 by Law and Media and Los Angeles Magazine and she has been selected for inclusion in the 2011-2018 editions of “Best Lawyers in America.”
- In 2015, Ms. Allred was honored with the inaugural Elgy Award for her decade’s long commitment to secure equality for the LGBT community and at the 2016 International Women’s Forum (IWF) World Leadership Conference with the 2016 IWF Women Who Make a Difference Award.
- In 2017, Netflix announced “Seeing Allred” an original documentary about Ms. Allred and her battles for justice which launched globally on Netflix in February 2018 after its world premiere in the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
- President Obama introduced Ms. Allred as “one of the best attorneys in the country.
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Gloria Allred Says There Aren’t Enough Women’s Rights Attorneys
Adopted from: abovethelaw.com
Published: November 19, 2018
She says, “Do it. Because there’s a great need. There are not enough women’s rights attorneys, for lots of reasons we do not have time to do into. But you will have plenty of clients, and you just need to do it. We need you. We’ll train you. Get into it. And you’ll find it’s a very satisfying career. We need you. We want you. Get out there and do it, and then tell me you did.”
This was in response to a question from an audience member during a panel discussion(“What advice would you give a young woman wanting to attend law school to be a women’s rights attorney?”). The panel discussion followed the screening of the documentary Seeing Allred, hosted by NYU Law’s Forum on Law, Culture & Society at the 92nd Street Y.
The panelists were Gloria herself, the film’s co-director Sophie Sartain and its producer Marta Kauffman.