Attorney Representing Alleged Victims Claims Women Living in Fear of Cosby
In an interview courtesy of Envision Networks® Guest Services, high-profile attorney Gloria Allred spoke with The Majic Morning Show on WMJI/Cleveland about sexual abuse allegations made against Bill Cosby. Allred is currently representing eight of the women who have come forward with allegations against Cosby.
Many have questioned why it took so long for the alleged victims to come forward. Allred said that Cosby’s status as a celebrity kept the women from going public sooner because they were intimidated and feared backlash against them.
“Some of them were in fear that they would not be believed … They were afraid also that they would be attacked because he has a lot of money and he can pay his, what I call his ‘paid attack dogs,’ to attack them and in fact that fear that they would be attacked has become a reality when they finally did come out,” Allred said.
She continued that some of the alleged victims told family and friends about their accusations at the time, but never made them public with a lawsuit or by going to the police. Due to the statute of limitations, the alleged victims haven’t been able to file a lawsuit against Cosby since bringing their allegations to the public.
Allred also said that in addition to the women she is currently representing, there are more who have contacted her but have not yet made their accusations public. She continued that some of them would do so in the future.
“We haven’t heard the last of this. This is a very, very serious situation and whether or not they can sue, they can still tell what their story is in the court of public opinion and everybody can judge for themselves,” Allred said.
Listen to the full interview here: http://goenvisionnetworks.com/streams/gs/012215/gs.html. Allred has been involved in a number of high-profile cases involving O.J. Simpson, Michael Jackson, Scott Peterson, Robert Blake and many others.
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