Potential misconduct by Gloria Allred, who is representing a woman who has accused President Trump of sexually harassing and assaulting her years ago, is being investigated by the State Bar of California, according to newest reports.
Gloria Allred has been known for working with celebrity clients on civil rights and women’s issues cases, and it wasn’t until last fall, that she brought up defamation lawsuit on behalf of Summer Zervos, who was a former apprentice contestant that alleged Trump groped her during the show’s filming.
Despite not disclosing what the Allred investigation is about, the state bar could interfere with that case and others that she is working on, including women that have accused comedian Bill Cosby of rape and assault.
The investigation has been taken over from the State Bar of California, by the State Bar’s Enforcement unit, according to reports from LawNewz.
“If it appears, however, that the attorney may be a repeat offender or have committed a violation where there is a serious likelihood of discipline being imposed, an investigator and a Bar prosecutor from the Enforcement Unit take over the investigation,” the California Bar’s website states.
Up until now, Allred has had no cases of being disciplined.
Back in 2015, the State Bar of California received more than 15,000 bar complaints, and around 1000 attorneys were disciplined, while 421 lawyers were either disbarred or suspended.