Amid Bill Cosby’s sex assault trial, celebrity attorney Gloria Allred was reportedly ejected from the courtroom after she couldn’t manage to silence her noisy cellphone.
Montgomery County court officers showed Allred the door during Wednesday’s proceedings. The presiding Norristown, Pennsylvania, judge has a zero-tolerance policy involving the use of electronics in the courtroom, according to TMZ.
The New York Post “Page Six” reported that Allred was later seen sitting on a hallway bench.
“I was happy to leave,” Allred told The Post. “It was off and it rang. I have no idea how it happened. This young man was just trying to help me figure it out. I don’t know who it was. I don’t give out my number and I never answer it anyway, you know that.”
Though The Post claimed it was unclear whether the attorney would be allowed back in court, TMZ wrote that she was granted reentry following a 15-minute recess.
During the recess, Cosby, 79, who announced in April that he’s completely blind, almost fell as a court deputy snapped at reporters to put their phones away
Though Allred is representing several of the comedian’s accusers, she is not representing his chief accuser, Andrea Constand, who was cross-examined on Wednesday.
It appears that the feminist lawyer isn’t having the best week.
On Tuesday, a television weatherman purportedly filed a lawsuit against Allred, alleging that she botched an age discrimination case he hired her to pursue.
According to LawNewz, Kyle Hunter accused Allred and two other attorneys with her firm of failing to interview witnesses and produce affidavits. Hunter contended that their negligence led to a court siding with CBS and him being ordered to pay the station $800,000 in lawyer’s fees and other costs.
The plaintiff is seeking $1 million from Allred and company for legal malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud by intentional misrepresentation, negligent misrepresentation, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
A statement released by Gloria Allred’s law firm read in part: “He has no valid claim against our law firm or its partners and we will pay him nothing for his worthless claims. We will vigorously defend ourselves and we believe that we will prevail.”
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