Gloria Allred, celebrity lawyer most famous (in my heart) for her cameo in ‘Rat Race,’ was expelled from the courtroom after her cell phone went off in the middle of Bill Cosby’s trial. It was Andrea Costand’s second day of testimony.
“It was off and it rang. I have no idea how it happened,” said Allred to a New York Post reporter outside of the courtroom.
Technology is important for the modern working woman but Allred rose from the ashes of 1950s sexism to become one of the preeminent feminist lawyers of her lifetime so I think we can forgive her for failing to master the “silence” button on her cell phone.
Her other accomplishments include raising a daughter who is quickly becoming one of the preeminent feminist lawyers of her time and, again, that ‘Rat Race’ cameo.
Becky Scott is the editor of The Schmooze. Follow her on Twitter at @arr_scott