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Gloria Allred Offered for Sale on EBay

Famous (and controversial) lawyer Gloria Allred has been in the news most recently for her representation  of Nicky Diaz Santillan, a former housekeeper of former EBay CEO, and current candidate for governor of California, Meg Whitman.

Diaz claims to have been "emotionally and financially abused" by Whitman during her tenure, and disputes Whitman's claims that Whitman and her husband were unaware of Diaz's immigration status until recently.

Allred, as usual, has taken a pounding from certain political commentators for her tactics. And now, Gregg Opelka at the Breitbart Big Government blog has decided the best revenge might be to offer Allred for sale on Whitman's own stomping grounds!

Here's the listing, as drawn up by Opelka:

“Item:  Sleaziest Lawyer in America

Current Bid: $2.50

Buy Her Now! price: $9.50

Condition: Slimy but still working

Item description:

Item is a 69-year-old American female attorney named Gloria Allred (nee Bloom), date of birth July 3, 1941. Item is a member of the California Bar Association.  Item has a long and checkered history of inserting itself into high-profile or controversial cases (O.J. Simpson, Scott Peterson, Roman Polanski, Tiger Woods) and -- as events of this past week demonstrate -- even at current long-in-the-tooth stage, item has lost none of its effectiveness at cheap publicity stunts.


Item’s latest laughably diaphanous attempt to tilt California’s gubernatorial election to Jerry Brown only adds to item’s potential value. Furthermore, some legal authorities actually view item’s exposing its client Niki Diaz to near-certain imminent deportation as a feather in item’s cap—a new value-adding nadir in item’s never-ending quest for self-aggrandizement, even at the peril of its own client. Those same authorities suggest the California Bar Association may soon establish an Allred Award for lawyers who help victims of victims rights attorneys, those who prey on their malleable client-victims for their own political purposes.

Item clearly shows no signs of slowing down and buyer will no doubt get years of cheap, low-comedy entertainment out of item’s continual gyrations to get itself in front of a TV camera somewhere, anywhere. This is fun for the whole family, not just those interested in law or politics.

Shipping by UPS up to 150 lbs. California buyer pays 9% tax.

Note: Seller will pay all shipping costs. (I just want to get her off my hands as soon as possible and take a hot shower.)

It always makes for good copy when people hate lawyers, whether the hate is general or specific!

Posted by Eric Lipman on October 5, 2010 at 01:13 PM | Permalink | Comments (7)


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