What to Know About Famed Lawyer Gloria Allred: Inside Her Most High-Profile Cases
Gloria Allred has represented dozens of women involved in celebrity scandals
Amber Heard might be adding yet another powerhouse attorney to her corner.
Heard, 30, was spotted arriving at renowned attorney Gloria Allred’s office on Friday, where a source tells PEOPLE the actress consulted with Allred’s firm during a meeting that lasted nearly four hours.
Allred, 74, is certainly no stranger to handling high-profile cases. She has represented dozens of women embroiled in scandal and is known for handling high-profile discrimination and sexual-abuse lawsuits. In fact, she represented and helped Norma “Jane Roe” McCorvey become an abortion-rights icon in the historic Roe v. Wade case.
Here’s a look back at some of the biggest and most high-profile cases of her career.
O.J. Simpson Trial
Allred represented the family of Nicole Brown Simpson during the highly publicized 1995 trail. Though Simpson was acquitted for the murder of Nicole, the case thrust Allred into the spotlight.
The attorney assisted Frey during the trial of Scott Peterson, a California man who was convicted of murdering his pregnant wife in 2004. Allred acted as a publicist and advocate for Frey, who testified against ex-boyfriend Peterson during the trial.
Allred helped Mel “Scary Spice” Brown when she filed a petition to legally establish Eddie Murphy as the father of her child. A paternity test later proved that Murphy was indeed the child’s father, and Brown sought custody and child support from Murphy.
One of Woods’ most infamous alleged mistresses, Rachel Uchitel hired Allred to represent her. The powerhouse attorney managed to land Uchitel a confidential settlement with the golfer just hours before she was set to speak in a public press conference.
Allred stood by Ginger Lee’s side when the former porn star claimed that the New York Representative asked her to lie about the nature of their relationship, including explicit photos he allegedly sent her.
Allred won the Canadian beauty pageant hopeful the right to compete in the Miss Universe Canada pageant after she was disqualified for being a transgender woman. Talackova went on to compete and make the top 12 finalists.
Allred currently represents more than half of the 50-plus women who have come forward and accused Cosby of molesting them. During a 2015 press conference, Allred said the women are choosing to speak out against the comedian because he refuses to “acknowledge and take responsibility for his conduct towards women.”
After Sheen revealed he is HIV-positive on national TV, Allred implied that some of his exes have reached out to her about potential legal action. “Since Charlie Sheen’s interview yesterday, I will now confirm that I have been contacted by women with reference to Charlie Sheen and their rights,” she said in a statement. “I have no comment on what will happen next.”