National Trial Lawyers member Gloria Allred says singer R. Kelly threatened to reveal details of an accuser’s sex life in retaliation for a lawsuit accusing him of sexual abuse. The Associated Press reports a person identifying himself as Kelly sent a letter containing the threats to one of Faith Rodgers’ attorneys in New York. Rodgers is in the recently aired Lifetime documentary Surviving R. Kelly, which explores years of accusations against the singer. Kelly denies any wrongdoing, and one of his lawyers in Chicago denied the letter’s authenticity.
In the episode of “Represent,” a Slate podcast, Aisha Harris talks to women’s rights attorney and president of the NTL for Women’s Rights group Gloria Allred about her career fighting for the rights of women and minorities, as well as the new Netflix documentary on her life, Seeing Allred. You can listen to the podcast here.
The National Trial Lawyers Executive Committee member and president of the NTL for Women’s Rights association Gloria Allred is the subject of a new documentary, Seeing Allred, which was premiered at Sundance and will be available on Netflix, according to The Muse. The well-known advocate for women’s rights is described as a “unicorn among men.”
To thread together the story of how she positioned herself as America’s most vocal attorney and women’s rights activist, directors Roberta Grossman and Sophia Sartain use archival footage, interviews with clients (including Bill Cosby’s accusers) and Allred’s own testimony. Shot over the past three years, the film attempts to connect Allred’s professional labors with her personal ones and contends with the criticisms that birthed the Gloria Allred caricature.
You can read more about the documentary in this interview
NTL for Women’s Rights President Gloria Allred has joined with Hollywood performer’s union SAG-AFTRA to continue her fight against sexual harassment. “We have reached the tipping point,” Allred told a standing room-only crowd of more than 200, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The tipping point Allred is referring to is the post-Harvey Weinstein era, where more women feel comfortable coming forth and talking about incidents of sexual harassment. Allred filed a new lawsuit against Weinstein on behalf of an anonymous actress who accuses the former movie mogul of sexual battery and assault.
Allred moderated a panel at SAG-AFTRA’s “teach-in, speak-out” event, called “A Conversation on Sexual Harassment and Abuse in the Entertainment Industry.”
By Andrew Findley and Niki Pierce
California discrimination attorney Gloria Allred, a member of The National Trial Lawyers executive committee, was recently interviewed on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight. Morgan asked Allred if she believed political candidates should be precluded from running for office if it is proven that they have had an extramarital affair. You can watch Allred’s interview by clicking on the link below: