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Accuser: Cosby Gave Me Spiked Drink in Gucci Shoe

'A princess should always drink champagne out of a glass slipper,' he allegedly said

(Newser) - Three more women are accusing Bill Cosby of sexual assault and harassment, and the details are among the most graphic yet. "It is my turn to take the empty chair," an emotional Linda Ridgeway Whitedeer said at a press conference yesterday in Gloria Allred's office, referring to... More »

Cosby May Soon Face Grilling by Gloria Allred

He may give new deposition after Calif. Supreme Court allows civil suit to proceed

(Newser) - A civil suit against Bill Cosby is now all systems go after California's Supreme Court rejected the comedian's request to review the case, NBC News reports. What this means in the short term: the lawyer for the woman who's suing Cosby for allegedly sexually assaulting her in... More »

Cosby Accuser: Damning Testimony a 'Positive Step'

Alleged victims say unsealed papers support their claims of sex assault

(Newser) - A lawyer for a woman who says Bill Cosby drugged and assaulted her when she was 19 says the unsealing of portions of his 2005 testimony is a "significant and positive step." Therese Serignese went public with the allegations last November. She says Cosby assaulted her after a... More »

Bill Cosby Tweets for First Time in Weeks

Thanks supporters as new accusers emerge

(Newser) - Bill Cosby has been pretty quiet since rape accusations against him started becoming big news, but this week tweets appeared on his Twitter feed for the first time since Nov. 17. "Thank you @WhoopiGoldberg," he tweeted Tuesday, following that up yesterday with "Thank you @MissJillScott, from the... More »

Great-Grandmother: I Was Also Harassed by SD Mayor

Peggy Shannon: Filner made suggestive comments to me

(Newser) - With 14 women accusing San Diego Mayor Bob Filner of sexual harassment , could there be any more? Great-grandmother Peggy Shannon answered today in the affirmative, the Los Angeles Times reports. The part-time City Hall employee, aged 67, said Filner made suggestive comments to her, gave her an unwanted kiss, and... More »

Latest Player in Petraeus Scandal: Gloria Allred

Broadwell gets a PR firm, Petraeus gets a lawyer

(Newser) - Looks like it's spin time for Paula Broadwell: David Petraeus' biographer-with-benefits has hired a PR firm in the wake of the scandal, AdAge reports. Reuters calls the firm a "high-profile" one in Washington, boasting such consultants as former Clinton press secretary Dee Dee Myers. The move comes after... More »

Judge OKs Release of Romney Divorce Testimony

Staples founder Tom Stemberg opposes decision

(Newser) - A Massachusetts judge rule today that Mitt Romney's sealed testimony from the divorce hearing of Staples founder Tom Stemberg can be released, after putting off the decision yesterday, the AP reports. The Boston Globe had argued that the court should reassess the gag order given that Romney is running... More »

Did Romney Lie in Friend's Divorce Hearing?

Gloria Allred, 'Boston Globe' want to unseal testimony

(Newser) - Gloria Allred and the Boston Globe are in court this morning trying to unseal testimony Mitt Romney gave more than a decade ago, and TMZ thinks it has the scoop on what's in that testimony. The testimony came during a divorce hearing for Staples founder Tom Stemberg, a good... More »

Trump: Big Surprise Not Obama Divorce Papers

Pundit spills beans as Gloria Allred goes after Romney

(Newser) - Donald Trump is clinging to the thunder a CNBC pundit thinks he stole, denying Douglas Kass' claim that his "very big" secret about President Obama is old divorce papers. Trump tweeted a denial this morning, saying "all predictions" are "totally incorrect," and that the big reveal... More »

Trump: I've Got 'Big News' About Obama

But we won't find out until tomorrow

(Newser) - Could the Republicans' October surprise be arriving by way of the Donald? Trump says he's got "big news" about the president that could "possibly" change the election, the New York Daily News reports. "Stay tuned for my big Obama announcement," coming tomorrow, he tweeted yesterday.... More »

Suit: I Was Fired for Being Too Sexy

One guess who Lauren Odes' attorney is...

(Newser) - It's today's buzziest, trashiest story, and we decided to share it with you, dear reader, so you wouldn't be totally out of the loop.
  • What: Manhattan 29-year-old Lauren Odes is suing her employer after claiming she was canned for being "too hot," reports ABC7 .
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Travolta Case Lawyers Now Suing ... Each Other

Gloria Allred, Okorie Okorocha pull out the lawsuits

(Newser) - John Travolta's alleged massage table exploits have inspired a few venomous accusations between lawyers, TMZ reports. The lawyer representing one of the masseurs has filed suit against Gloria Allred for trying to steal his client, John Doe #2, and she's planning a counterclaim against that lawyer. "I... More »

Travolta Put His Mouth on Grease Co-Star Conaway

Source claims 'Kenickie' woke up to oral sex

(Newser) - We were hoping it had gone away , but John Travolta’s Gropegate lives on: The latest claim is that he once tried to perform a sex act on his Grease co-star, Jeff Conaway. Conaway’s former fiancée tells the National Enquirer that Conaway was asleep at home in the... More »

Gloria Allred: Prosecute Limbaugh for 'Slut' Remark

She says he's in violation of a Florida 'chastity' law

(Newser) - So this is how the week of Rush Limbaugh outrage ends: with a protest letter by celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred. She called on the Palm Beach County state attorney to investigate Limbaugh's infamous "slut" remarks , claiming they violate a Florida law that protects women from comments "falsely... More »

Bernie Fine's Wife Had Sex With SU Players: Affidavit

Gloria Allred suit says Jim Boeheim should have picked up on hints

(Newser) - While Bernie Fine was sexually abusing Syracuse University ball boys, his wife was canoodling with the players, Fine's accusers allege in an affidavit filed Monday in their slander lawsuit against coach Jim Boeheim. "For years, Bernie Fine's wife, Laurie Fine, had sexual relationships with basketball team players,... More »

Letter Detailing Sex Claims Against Mark Hurd Released

Gloria Allred outlined Jodie Fisher's allegations in June 24, 2010, letter

(Newser) - There's no statute of limitations on juicy details, as evidenced by the amount of media attention a June 24, 2010, letter is getting. AllThingsD yesterday posted the letter, written by infamous celeb attorney Gloria Allred to Mark Hurd, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard. He stepped down last year in... More »

And the Quote of the Year Is...

'We are the 99%' ... plus 9 more memorable utterances

(Newser) - It's been a good year for quotes inspiring, inept, and inscrutable. A Yale librarian has compiled his annual list of the year's 10 key quotations, and topping this year's selection is Occupy Wall Street's rallying cry: "We are the 99%." The runners-up:
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No One Looks Good in 'Seedy' Cain Scandal

Dana Milbank suddenly finds the 2012 race distasteful

(Newser) - It’s kind of fitting that Sharon Bialek delivered her risqué account of her sexual encounter with Herman Cain at New York’s Friars Club. After all, the Club touts itself as a "ribald comedy" destination, and ribaldry is exactly what we got, writes Dana Milbank of the Washington ... More »

Cain: My Wife Is 200% Behind Me

Campaign attacks latest accuser Sharon Bialek's credibility

(Newser) - Herman Cain's wife is supporting him and she is "disgusted" by how the media has twisted stories about him, the candidate told Fox's Bill O'Reilly hours after fresh sexual harassment allegations surfaced . "She is still 200% supportive of me and she is still 200% my... More »

Accuser No. 4: Herman Cain 'Reached for My Genitals'

Sharon Bialek says she's coming forward to put a face on the accusations

(Newser) - A fourth woman came forward to accuse Herman Cain of sexual harassment today, and it was a sordid tale, reports Politico . Speaking alongside attorney Gloria Allred at a press conference today, Sharon Bialek said she met with Cain for help finding a job after being dismissed from the National Restaurant... More »

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