(EXCLUSIVE) Celeb Lawyer Gloria Allred Settles Lawsuit Over Being Banned From Bill Cosby Performance

Bill Cosby, Gloria Allred

Bill Cosby, Gloria Allred

theJasmineBRAND.com exclusively reports, Gloria Allred has reached a settlement in the legal battle in which she accused a Georgia police officer of banning her from entering the venue where Bill Cosby was performing last year — due to her being a known ‘agitator’ and being placed on a ‘security watch list’.

Here’s the latest: On July 28th, docs were filed in the case explaining Allred and the county reached a settlement agreement in which they will agree to dismiss the entire lawsuit once the deal is finalized and executed by the parties. The judge closed the case the same day. The terms of the settlement will remain confidential and sealed from the public.

Gloria Allred

Gloria Allred

Here’s the backstory: Last year, Allred filed a Federal Lawsuit against Cobb County, Georgia accusing them of violating her free speech and due process rights.

The famed lawyer represents, Judy Huth, the woman accusing Cosby of sexual assault in a legal battle with the comedian for defamation.

Allred claimed that she showed up to one of the comedian’s live shows in Georgia on May 2nd at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center in Atlanta. She explained she purchased a ticket to the show and was there to meet other protestors outside the venue. Further, the lawyer said she had no intention of interrupting Cosby’s performance.

Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby

However, while outside the venue she was approached by a Cobb County police officer who informed her she could not enter the show due to her being on a list of banned individuals

Allred presented her ticket to enter the performance but was approached by a Cobb County police officer who told her she could not go inside. He explained that she was placed on a list of banned individuals.

The police officer allegedly told Allred she would be arrested for trespassing if she went into the venue.

She said that was taken aback and later investigated the situation to find out what happened. Allred claimed that she was placed on a ‘security watch list’ that police had due to their ‘intelligence’. Cosby’s representative allegedly communicated with the police department prior to the performance and told them Allred was an ‘agitator’.

Allred filed suit demanding a court order that prohibits the venue from censoring who they admit into shows and said individuals shouldn’t be denied entry due to them having a different viewpoint than the performer (aka Cosby). She also wanted the county to be ordered to pay her damages including the cost of her airfare to Georgia and her hotel accommodations.

The lawyer represents 28 women who accuse Cosby of sexually assaulting them over the years.

Cobb County blasted Allred saying they did not cause the harm she was caused and said they never deprived her of her rights under the Constitution and laws of the United States. They demanded the suit be thrown out and she be awarded nothing.

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