Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Gloria Allred for Hillary Clinton

By New Yorker Aug 01, 2016 

Gloria Allred, the crusading women’s-rights lawyer, was racing through the Pennsylvania Convention Center last week when someone screamed, “Gloria! Can we take a picture?” It was another lawyer, Brenda Bergis. “You are my hero,” Bergis said, and described her work defending victims of domestic violence. She said that Allred—who typically represents women, from exploited porn stars and ex-girlfriends of N.F.L. players to sexually harassed workers—had inspired her. “I want you to run for office!” Allred told her. Bergis held out her phone for a selfie.

Allred was an elected delegate from California, where she’s been a Hillary Clinton supporter since 2008. She was looking forward to casting her vote while staying on top of her various cases—she represents thirty-two of Bill Cosby’s accusers, among other clients. She had a long day ahead, scheduled to end with a 2:30 a.m. appearance on CNN.

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