The feminist celebrity lawyer has been a fixture of virtually every high-profile sex scandal of the past few decades. Whether you see her as the ultimate vindicator of women wronged by high-powered male megalomaniacs, or a glorified ambulance chaser in heels (or a little bit of both) it is hard to deny that she is the patron saint of bad news cycles — everything she touches turns to tabloid gold.
The entire political press corps is pinning their hopes on Allred to come through with the salacious details that will finally put a pin in the Herman Cain bubble. In fact, Allred doesn’t actually need to say anything. Her mere association with this scandal could be enough to derail the Cain Train.
If those cases are any indication, here’s how Allred will take down Cain:
- Her reputation precedes her. Any lingering doubts that the allegations are true are dispelled just by her decision to take the case.
- She makes the lines of justice perfectly clear. Woe to anyone who suggests that Cain is the victim of women out for fame/money/power after Allred gets involved.
- She wraps the media around her finger. This news cycle is now totally out of his control. Anything that Cain says after Allred’s press conference will just be a reaction. Allred will make damn sure that the media leaves her client alone, and it will be open season on the presidential hopeful.
- If Cain survives the first round, Allred will be back for more — and she won’t be as nice. In fact, she’ll probably call him “a big fat liar” or something.
So after a week of non-stories about Herman Cain’s alleged sexual harassment, Allred is about to make this scandal a whole lot more interesting.
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